Wednesday, November 10, 2010
CMOS Congress — Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Congress 2011
The 45th Congress of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) will be held June 5-9, 2011 at the Victoria Conference Centre in the heart of Victoria, British Columbia.
CMOS Congresses encompass all disciplines and topics represented by the CMOS membership, and session proposals representing all such areas are sought. There is traditionally also a Congress theme which provides, as an additional dimension, a focus for certain scientific and plenary sessions. The theme for this Congress will be "Ocean, Atmosphere and the Changing Pacific". The Pacific Ocean contains nearly half or our planet's seawater and covers approximately one third of the earth's surface. Its changes, both natural and human-induced, thus can have a profound influence on the planetary environment and its ecosystems. Because such influences are largely governed by interactions between the many components of the earth system, this theme potentially has a very broad reach.
All scientific and plenary sessions of the Congress will take place from Monday June 6 until Thursday June 9, 2011. In addition, time and venue space have been set aside on Sunday, June 5 for related workshops, business meetings, courses and other Congress-related events (as well as the traditional Icebreaker to be held that evening). Parties interested in making such arrangements may contact Scientific Program Committee member Mike Foreman.
To propose a session, please submit your proposal through Session Proposals. The proposal should include the session title (up to 40 characters), information about the session convener or co-convenors, and a short paragraph of up to 300 words describing the scientific content of the session. The deadline for session proposals is September 30, 2010. I look forward to receiving your submissions as we plan an exciting 2011 Congress. Sincerely,
Bill Merryfield (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chair, Scientific Program Committee for the Victoria 2011 Congress