GEF IW:LEARN e-bulletin #8, June 2008
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In This Issue
|Most popular documents on IW:LEARN (June)|
|Calendar of Events for August 2008|
|Vacancies and Requests for Proposals|
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- FAO's New GIS
PortalÃ‚Â for Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries
GISFish is a "one stop" site from which to obtain the global experience on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) , Remote Sensing and Mapping as applied to Aquaculture and Inland fisheries. Development of GISFish is a work in progress being carried out under the guidance of the Aquaculture Management and Conservation Service (FIMA) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Resources for Freshwater Conservation
Valuable information for freshwater management from the Biodiversity Informatics Facility at the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation.Ã‚Â The section on Geospatial Resources for Freshwater Conservation provides links to geospatial data sets relevant for freshwater conservation and software commonly used in freshwater studies.
Programme on Water and Climate
The Co-operative Programme on Water and Climate (CPWC) aims to stimulate activities in the water sector that contribute to managing the effects of climate variability and change, in particular for the most vulnerable communities.
species to save them from extinction
University of Queensland researchers believe we need to consider the radical step of moving plants and animals to help them survive the impact of climate change.
Next IW:LEARN Regional IT Workshop to be held in Athens, 22-26 September 2008
The purpose of this workshop is to assist projects in creating and managing a project website using the freely available IW:LEARN Toolkit. In addition, related ICT subjects such as GIS and content syndication will be discussed.
Inauguration of the Physical Oceanography Project for West Africa (PROPAO)
29 May, 2008 marked the Inauguration of the Physical Oceanography Project for West Africa (PROPAO) in Ghana. The project is expected to improve the comprehension of the African Monsoon dynamics and of the impact of its variability over associated rainfall, water resources, agriculture, food security, health and socio-economic development.
Can the Danube still be saved?
Vienna, 2 June 2008 Ã¢Â€Â“ Renowned Austrian and international companies agreed to support the ICDPR to protect the vulnerable Danube .
World Aquaculture Society 2008, 20-23 May 2008 - YSLME Special Session
The World Aquaculture Society (WAS) had their annual meeting in BEXCO, Busan City, Republic of Korea, 20-23 May 2008, attended by more than a thousand people from 95 countries. During the meeting, YSLME project organised a special session on "Reducing the environmental impacts of mariculture in the Yellow Sea".
PEMSEA Shares ICM Experience in Sudan
Khartoum, Sudan PEMSEA has been assisting with the development of a national integrated coastal management (ICM) programme in Sudan, as a cooperative inter-regional arrangement with the Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA).
The Top Five Documents in June:Capabilities and Limitations of Decision Support Systems in Facilitating Access to InformationÃ‚Â (453 KB) .Ã‚Â [36 views]
Monitoring and Evaluation Indicators for GEF International Waters Projects - Working Paper 10. (308 KB) . [26 views].
Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe - TDA. 2005. (646 KB) . [23 views]
Lake Tanganyika Project Document: Regional, Burundi and DRC components (500 KB ). [14 views]
Bermejo - Programa estratÃƒÂ©gico de acciÃƒÂ³n para la cuenca binacional del rÃƒÂo Bermejo. 2000. (Spanish; 1.7 MB) [13 views].
Events in August:
- Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) Consultative Forum Meeting (Manado, Indonesia, 6 to 9 August 2008)
- 33rd International Geological Congress (Oslo, Norway, 6 to 14 August 2008)
- The Second Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (Trondheim, Norway, 7 to 11 August 2008)
- Nitrogen and Phosphorus, Lakes and Waterways (Rotorua, New Zealand, 12 to 13 August 2008)
- World Water Week in Stockholm (Stockholm, Sweden, 17 to 23 August 2008)
- International Symposium and Workshop on Tropical Peatland (Kuching 2008) (Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 19 to 22 August 2008)
- The 12th International Conference on Integrated Diffuse Pollution Management (DIPCON 2008) (Khon Kaen, Thailand, 25 to 29 August 2008)
- 6th International Conference on Asian Marine Geology (Kochi, Japan, 29 Aug to 1 Sep 2008)
- International Conference on Coastal Engineering (Hamburg, Germany, 31 Aug to 5 Sep 2008)
Fellows (Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Programme) The main objective of the fellowship is to provide opportunities for advanced education and training in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines including marine science, to Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing coastal States, so that they may obtain the necessary knowledge to assist their countries to formulate comprehensive ocean policy and toÃ‚Â implement the legal regime set out in UNCLOS and related instruments. ( Closing date: 15 August 2008 )
TERMS OF REFERENCE - GEF Inter-focal Regional Consultative Process with existing and pipeline GEF Projects in the Wider Caribbean Region . The purpose of this TOR is to carry out activities to implement GEF IW:LEARN Activity B1.1, namely a regional consultative process, the main objective of which is to test the effectiveness of cross focal area networking among a Ã¢Â€Â˜regional clusterÃ¢Â€Â™ of ongoing and pipeline GEF projects in the Wider Caribbean.
Senior Policy Officer/Campaigner (WWF- Danube Carpathian Programme) . Based in Vienna, the Senior Policy Officer/Campaigner will continue WWF's successful lobby work on integrated river basin management with the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), with national governments in the Danube river basin, as well as vis-ÃƒÂ -vis EU institutions. S/he will be in charge to develop a vision and take the strategic leadership for future policy/campaign work along the Danube, focusing on the successful implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive, climate change adaptation, floodplain/wetland restoration, inland navigation, protection of Danube sturgeon, and water stewardship programmes. (Closing date: 01 August 2008 )
Executive Secretary (Global Water Partnership) . Based in Stockholm, Sweden, the Executive Secretary will be a charismatic and strategic leader who can take the organization forward into its next strategy period with a focus on the contribution of water to social and economic development, and with attention to climate change adaptation in our changing world. (Closing date: 10 August 2008)
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