Media Advisory 2 - 2002 Ocean Sciences Meeting: press conferences scheduled

How to participate in person or by phone

Note: Please see also Media Advisory 1 of January 8, which contains important information not repeated here. It may be seen at http://www.agu.org/sci_soc/prrl/prrl0202.shtml.

Contents of this message

1. Press conferences at Ocean Sciences
2. How to participate in press conferences by phone
3. Press room phone numbers and related information
4. Attention PIOs: Sending press releases to the meeting
5. Who's coming
6. Press registration information and form (repeated from Media Advisory 1)

1. Press conferences at Ocean Sciences

All press conferences take place in the Press Room, Room 325A, Hawaii Convention Center.

This schedule is correct as of the time of its transmission, but changes are always possible. Press conferences may be added, dropped, or rescheduled. Any changes to this schedule will be announced in the Press Room.

Day: Monday, February 11
Time: 10:00 AM HST (12:00 noon PST, 3:00 PM EST, 2000 UCT)
Subject: New insights into benefits and risks of aquaculture

Description: Mariculture, or marine aquaculture, the technique of raising fish, other seafood, and plants in ocean cages offers the possibility of increasing the food supply for a hungry world, but it also poses environmental risks of various sorts. We will hear about two ongoing experiments that seek to assess the positive and negative impacts in two geographic areas. Kenneth Black will discuss a Scottish salmon farm, its production and its impact on the water column and the sedimentary layer on the ocean floor. Anthony Ostrowski will present results of the Hawaii Offshore Aquaculture Research Project (HOARP), which raises Pacific threadfin in an effort to determine the economic and environmental feasibility of offshore aquaculture in the Pacific region.

Contact: Harvey Leifert
American Geophysical Union

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