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GSA Northeastern Section to meet in Buffalo this month
Date:3/7/2008

Boulder, CO, USA - Approximately 700 geoscientists will gather 27-29 March 2008 for the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America. Topics range from recent earthquake activity in New England to geological factors affecting wines made in western New York.

The meeting takes place at the Hyatt Regency, Buffalo, New York, and will be hosted by geoscientists from the SUNY College at Buffalo Department of Earth Sciences, SUNY Fredonia Department of Geosciences, SUNY-Buffalo Department of Geology, and the Buffalo Museum of Science.

Technical sessions address structure and tectonics of New England, meltwater returns to oceans, water quality and other environmental geoscience, and archeological geology. To view the technical program visit http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2008NE/finalprogram/

Field trips highlight hydrodynamics of Niagara Falls and Lake Erie, wind power in western New York, and other topics. A complete listing and detailed descriptions of field trips are available at http://www.geosociety.org/sectdiv/northe/08mtg/fieldTrips.htm.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Information on registration is available at http://www.geosociety.org/sectdiv/northe/08mtg/registration.htm.

MEDIA REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Eligibility for media registration is as follows:

  • Working press representing bona fide, recognized news media with a press card, letter, or business card from the publication.

  • Freelance science writers, presenting a current membership card from NASW, ISWA, regional affiliates of NASW, ISWA, CSWA, ACS, ABSW, EUSJA, or evidence of work pertaining to science published in 2007 or 2008.

  • PIOs of scientific societies, educational institutions, and government agencies.

Journalists and PIOs must pay for any short courses or field trips in which they wish to participate. Representatives of the business side of news media, publishing houses, and for-profit corporations must register at the main registration desk and pay the appropriate fees.

Complimentary meeting registration covers attendance at all technical sessions and access to the exhibit hall. Media must pay regular fees for paid luncheons, field trips, etc.


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Contact: Ann Cairns
acairns@geosociety.org
303-357-1056
Geological Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

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