Third International Benguela Ecology Program Symposium

The 3rd International Symposium, BENGUELA DYNAMICS. Impacts of Variability on Shelf-sea Environments and their Living Resources, is being organised under the auspices of the Benguela Ecology Programme (BEP), and will take place at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, from 25-27 November 1996. Established in 1981, the BEP is an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional marine research programme, concerned with the shelf and adjacent offshore waters of southern Africa.

The Symposium will follow the 9th Southern African Marine Science Symposium (SAMSS) on 21-23 November, and will form a climax to the Gilchrist Centenary Celebrations of 1995-96. These are planned to celebrate the one-hundredth year since the appointment in 1895 of Dr John D. Gilchrist as the first Government Marine Biologist in South Africa.

The Symposium theme is: Assessments of variability and change in shelf-sea environments, and forecasts of the impacts on marine resources and their management.

The Symposium objectives are:

The symposium will address the following broad categories:

For correspondence and enquiries about the Symposium, contact:

The BEP/SAMS Symposium Secretariat
Zoology Department
University of Cape Town
Rondebosch 7700
South Africa.
Tel.: +27-21-650 2681
Fax : +27-21-650 2681

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