Archive for April, 2012

Major Periodical Subscriptions Cannot Be Sustained at Harvard

The problem of journal prices is an old one, but it was interesting to read that even Harvard is finding the current situation untenable.  Check out this Faculty Advisory Council Memorandum on Journal Pricing.

Joe Wible

Hopkins Marine Station

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IODE OTA Training Course: Grant writing (for digitization projects)

Dear colleagues,

Below is the IODE OceanTeacher Academy Training Course announcement. Please note that the deadline for submitting applications is extended until April 20th 2012.

Best regards,
Maria Kalentsits


Dear colleague,

 We are pleased to inform you that the period for applications for the following Training Course is open between 5 March and 20 April 2012:

 • Grant writing (for digitisation projects), which will be held in Ostend, Belgium, between 17-21 September 2012.

We therefore invite you to share this information amongst potential interested candidates in your country.

The courses’ description, topics covered, learning outcomes and prerequisites are available at and

 Interested candidates can register for the course by following the instructions described at OceanTeacher Academy website, under Registration.

 Registration implies the submission of the following documents:
– Application form
– CV
– Endorsement letter (in case of asking for sponsorship)

Both full- and co-sponsoring are available for a limited number of participants. Sponsored participants will receive one or a combination of the following cost items: 1) air ticket, 2) living and accommodation support, 3) tuition fee and 4) medical insurance.

 The selection of participants who will be sponsored will take into consideration:
– Applicant country’s development status (preference will be given to LIFDCs)
– Endorsement of the candidate’s application by his/her employer and any co-sponsoring
– Expected impact of the training for the applicants’ institution
– Possibility of any co-sponsorship

 Co-sponsorship is an asset for selection.

Complete applications should be sent by e-mail directly to the OceanTeacher Academy Training Coordinator within the deadline. We underline that the deadline for registration for the aforementioned course is 13 April, 2012.

Kind regards,

Claudia Delgado
Ocean Teacher Coordinator, IOC Project Office for IODE
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC)
Wandelaarkaai 7/61
8400 Oostende
Tel: +32 59 34 01 58
Fax: +32 59 79 52 20 or Fax: +32 59 34 01 52



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38th IAMSLIC Conference: Deadline for presentation submissions extended until April 30, 2012

Dear colleagues,

The planning for the 38th IAMSLIC Conference in Anchorage, Alaska is progressing well. Our Programm Committee has already received a good number of interesting paper and discussion workshop proposals and  some additional proposals can still be considered by the Committee for inclusion into the Conference Programme.

We would like to inform you that the deadline for presentation submissions has been extended until April 30. For those of you who have considered submitting but haven’t yet done so, now is the time.

For complete details, including what to include in your proposal, see the conference website.

We are looking forward to receiving some more presentation proposals and meeting you at the conference.

Best regards,

 Maria Kalentsits & The Program Committee

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