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=46rom: InterRidge Office <intridge at ext.jussieu.fr>
Subject: 2nd Circular for Hydrothermal Vents Biology Symposium

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                                SECOND CIRCULAR FOR

                FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON

                MARINE HYDROTHERMAL VENT BIOLOGY

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This circular contains the following information:
	- Scientific and Organizational Committee Membership
	- Revised Symposium Schedule
	- Registration Information
	- Abstract Submission Information
	- Conference Proceedings Publication
	- Travel Information
	- Registration Form

1st International Symposium on Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Biology

                to be held  20-24 October, 1997
                                        at the
International Conference Center of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Abstract and Registration Deadline: Friday, May 23, 1997

The First International Symposium on Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents Biology is
being organized
under the auspices of InterRidge following a recommendation by the
InterRidge Biological Studies Ad Hoc
Committee. The object of this Symposium is to bring together the
international community of scientists
involved in research on deep-sea hydrothermal vents and cold seeps and to
provide a forum for presentation
of results in the following topics:

_	Biogeography/Evolution/Genetics/Taxonomy
_	Ecology/Micro-distribution/Temporal Evolution
_	Microbiology/Ultra-thermophiles/Bacterial Symbiosis
_	Physiology/Adaptation
_	Biological Cycles/Larval Dispersal/Plankton
_	Cold Seeps

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Dr. Robert R. Hessler - Chair - Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UCSD, USA
Dr. Daniel Desbruy=8Fres - IFREMER, France
Dr. Charles Fisher - Pennsylvania State University, USA
Dr. Daniel Prieur - Station Biologique de Roscoff, France
Dr. Verena Tunnicliffe - University of Victoria, Canada
Dr. Paul Tyler - Southampton Oceanographic Centre, UK

ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE
Manuel Biscoito - Museu Municipal do Funchal (Historia Natural), Portugal;
biscoito at tethys.uma.pt
Craig Cary - College of Marine Studies, University of Delaware, USA;
caryc at strauss.udel.edu
David Dixon - Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK; d.dixon at pml.ac.uk
Heather Sloan - American Museum of Natural History, USA; sloan at amnh.org

WORLD WIDE WEB SITES
This circular and additional information concerning the Symposium are
available at the following WWW sites:
http://www.mmf.uma.pt/events/vent_biol_symp.html
http://www.lgs.jussieu.fr/~intridge
http://ridge.unh.edu/meetings/ventbio

Please direct any questions to the InterRidge Office at intridge at ext.jussieu=
=2Efr

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE
SUNDAY 19th OCTOBER
18-19:00	Registration
19-20:00	Reception given by the City of Funchal

MONDAY -THURSDAY 20-23th OCTOBER
9:15-10:00	       Official Inauguration , Conference Opening (Monday)
	       Invited Speaker (Tuesday-Thursday)
10:00-10:30     Coffee
10:30-12:30     Morning Session
12:30-14:15     Lunch
14:15-15:00     Invited Speaker
15:00-18:00     Afternoon Session
18:00-20:00     Poster Session/Wine and Cheese

=46RIDAY 24th OCTOBER
9:00-13:00	AMORES Team Post-cruise Meeting
AND/OR
10:00	Whole-day Excursion to the north of the island
14:30	Half-day Excursion

Notes:
Oral presentations will be allotted 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes for
discussion.

A banquet will be given by the Regional Government of Madeira.

A half-day excursion may be scheduled mid-week depending on the number of
contributed presentations.

Lunch will be available from several restaurants within easy walking
distance from the Conference Center. Average price per meal per person in
Madeira is USD 10.00 (lunch) and USD 20.00 (dinner).

The new Marine Biological Station of Funchal will be inaugurated officially
between 20 and 23 October (exact date not yet fixed). This event will take
place around 18:30 and all participants in the Symposium are kindly invited
by the Mayor of Funchal to take part in it.

EDUCATION
Biology Teachers from local high schools will be invited to attend the
Symposium through the Education Department of the Museum.  Their
participation will provide us with an excellent opportunity to disseminate
knowledge of deep-sea biology and import a sense of its value to the
community of Madeira.

WORKSHOP ON INTERRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SAMPLE EXCHANGE AGREEMENT
There will be an formal session one evening to discuss parts of the
InterRidge International Sample Exchange Agreement.  This discussion will be
led by Lauren Mullineaux and Daniel Desbruy=E8res, co-chairs of the InterRid=
ge
Biological Studies ad hoc working group.

TRAVEL and LODGING INFORMATION
Participants are encouraged to investigate flight + accommodation packages
offered by travel agents.  These packages are often much less expensive than
booking flights and hotels separately, even taking into account group rates.
When booking flight + accommodation packages be sure to check that proposed
hotels are in or near the city center.
Participants who do not book flight + accommodation packages are requested
to make their own hotel reservations.  Below is a list of recommended hotels=
=2E

Hotel Casino Park. 5*****
Double room, BB: PTE 16,300.00
Single, BB: PTE 13,150.00
Supplement one meal: 4,750.00 per person
Supplement drinks: 1,250.00

Hotel Baia Azul. 4****
Double room, BB: PTE 14,220.00
Single, BB: PTE 13,390.00
Triple, BB: 19,120.00
Supplement one meal: 3,110.00 per person

Hoteis Dorissol. 3***
Double room, BB: PTE 8,740.00
Single, BB: PTE 7,510.00
Supplement one meal: 2,920.00 per person

All prices are per room per day. All rooms with private bathroom. BB =3D bed=
 +
breakfast. 1 USD =3D PTE 166.00 (current exchange rate).

Please note that the above mentioned quotations were obtained specifically
for this Symposium and are cheaper than those obtained at the hotels=92 desk=
s.
=46or those interested in booking this way,  you should contact the travel
agency used by the Museu Municipal do Funchal personnel at the following
address:

JFM Tours
c/o D. Branca Moreira
Av. do Mar, 15
9000 FUNCHAL
Madeira, Portugal
Tel.: +351-91-22 03 17
=46ax: +351-91-23 01 98

Please mention that you are participating in the Hydrothermal Vent Biology
Symposium when making your reservations through JFM Tours.

VERY IMPORTANT. Please be aware that October is a busy month in Madeira,
with numerous international conferences. The travel agency can only
guarantee hotel reservations made until April, 30.

A city map of Funchal and a map of the whole Island of Madeira along with
tourist information will be mailed to participants.  Additional hotel
information (names and locations marked on Funchal map) will be included in
this mailing.

The new International Conference Center is located just outside the city
center.  Public transport is available and arrangements will be made for a
shuttle service from a central point in the city center.

REGISTRATION FEE
There will be a registration fee of 100 USD payable in advance by check,
money order or direct transfer.  A reduced rate for students will be 50 USD.
Registration fees must be received in Madeira by Friday, 23 May 1997.
Abstracts and registration forms will not be processed by InterRidge until
receipt of registration fees has been confirmed.  Please make checks and
money orders payable to: HIDROVENTS
Direct transfer should be made to:
	BANIF -    Banco Internacional do Funchal
	NIB: 	00380001 19854627011 74
	Address:     Rua de Jo=E3o Tavira, 30
		9000 Funchal
		Madeira
		PORTUGAL

ABSTRACT VOLUME SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
An abstract volume will be compiled by the InterRidge Office for
distribution at the Symposium.
The abstract submission deadline is Friday, 23 May 1997.  Abstracts may be
submitted to the InterRidge Office on diskette or by e-mail to
intridge at ext.jussieu.fr.  Files should be in RTF format.  Accompanying
figures may be submitted as originals or high quality reproductions by post.
Abstract length, including figures, should not exceed two A4 pages.  All
abstract submissions will be acknowledged.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration forms and abstracts are to be sent to the
InterRidge Office (either by post or e-mail), Registration fees (if by check
or money order) are to be sent directly to Madeira.

Send Registration form and abstract to: 	Send Registration Fees (if
check or
money order) to:
InterRidge Office			Payable to: HIDROVENTS
Universit=E9 Pierre et Marie Curie		Manuel Jose Biscoito, Director
Laboratoire de P=E9trologie		Museu Municipal do Funchal
(Historia Natural)
Tour 26, 3=E8me =E9tage, 4 Place Jussieu	Rua da Mouraria, 31
75252 Paris C=E9dex 05, France		9000 Funchal, Madeira
E-mail: intridge at ext.jussieu.fr		PORTUGAL

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
The Symposium Proceedings will be published in a separate citable volume.
The Organizational Committee will act as editors for this publication.  The
manuscript submission deadline will be 1 January 1998.  Participants wishing
to contribute should indicate a provisional title on the Registration Form
below.  A firm commitment to contribute a manuscript to the proceedings
volume must be given at the Symposium.  A form will be available at
registration along with submission guide lines.

Participants wishing to receive the Symposium Proceedings Volume will be
asked to pay a reduced price of 25 USD.

=46or further information please contact one of the above web sites, or the
InterRidge Office at intridge at ext.jussieu.fr.


REGISTRATION FORM
Please delete any information which does not apply.Acknowledgment of
registration and payment of fee will be given by letter upon confirmation of
receipt of registration fee.

Last name:
=46irst name:
Title:
Institution:
Department:
Mailing address:
Postal code:
City:
Country:
Tel:
=46ax:
e-mail:

I will be attending the Hydrothermal Vent Biology Symposium.

I will be presenting a contribution at the Symposium.

The preliminary title and co-authors of my contribution are:-

I would prefer this to be an oral (a poster) presentation.

The topic/session most appropriate for my contribution is:

I will be accompanied by (number) non-participating persons.
My companion(s) would be interested:
	- in participating in organized excursions during the Symposium.
	- in attending the banquet.

I would like to receive the Symposium Proceedings Volume.

I have sent my registration fee of 100 USD by: (check/moneyorder/direct
transfer)
I have sent my registration fee of 100 USD + 25 USD for the Symposium
Proceedings Volume by: 	(check/moneyorder/direct transfer)

=46or students:
I have sent my registration fee of 50 USD by: (check/moneyorder/direct
transfer)
I have sent my registration fee of 50 USD + 25 USD for the Symposium
Proceedings Volume by: 	(check/moneyorder/direct transfer)

I intend to submit a manuscript to the Symposium Proceedings Volume.

The preliminary title and co-authors of my Symposium Proceedings Volume
manuscript are:-


Cara Wilson
InterRidge Coordinator
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InterRidge Office
Laboratoire de Petrolgie
Tour 26, 3eme etage, coulour 26-25
Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
4 place Jussieu
75252 Paris Cedex 05
=46rance
Tel:+33 1 44 27 75 78  Fax:+33 1 44 27 39 11
intridge at ext.jussieu.fr    http://www.lgs.jussieu.fr/~intridge
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