The Third Gordon Research Conference on Polar Marine Sciences

The Third Gordon Research Conference on Polar Marine Sciences
will be held March 11-16, 2001 in Ventura, California.  The focus will be
"Field Analyses and Numerical Modeling of Coupled Physical, Chemical and
Biological Systems".  The Gordon Research Conferences provide a high quality
format designed to foster creative activities in science and enhance productive
interactions among researchers in the international community. The program
( consists of invited presentations and organized discussion
on new, innovative frontier research. Poster presentations by all participants are
also strongly encouraged. Sessions are held in the mornings and some evenings
of the conference week, leaving afternoons free for informal discussions. Free and
unhampered discussion is the hallmark of the Gordon Research Conferences,
owing to its off-the-record policy and prohibition on publication of Conference
proceedings. Admission is by acceptance by the conference chairman of an
application, which are available online at The number of
participants is also limited (135) to ensure individual participation in discussion is
maximized, while bringing together the diversity of participants necessary to cover
the ongoing work of the particular field. The conference chair is Barbara Prezelin
( and the vice chair is Robin Muench.