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18 February, 2002

Contaminants in Freezing Ground Conference

3rd International Conference on Contaminants in Freezing Ground Hobart, Tasmania

14-18 April 2002

The Contaminants in Freezing Ground conference series, and the inter-sessional 'virtual conference', aim to bridge the gap between scientific research and industry. Parcticipants will have a scientific or practical interest in contaminants in cold climates, including scientists, engineers, remote sensing specialists, hydrologists, and environmental managers, who will come from organisations such as universities, corporations, government, military, and the environmental consulting industry.

In the context of Arctic, Antarctic, and high-alpine areas, the topics of the meeting will focus on:

- Fundamental properties of contaminated soils (physical, chemical, and biological)

- Processes of contaminant transport and dispersal (especially hydrology)

- Contaminated sites assessment procedures

- Legal, policy, and compliance issues

- Environmental impacts (especially the impact of contaminants on biota)

- Application of remote sensing in assessment, monitoring, and remediation of contaminated sites

- Strategies for contaminated site management including new treatment techniques and remediation

Registration for the 3rd International Conference on Contaminants in Freezing Ground is now available online. Please log in to: http://www.aad.gov.au/science/cfg3/registration.asp

The price for early registration is $450 (Australian) which includes: welcome reception, conference attendance, a copy of the published extended abstracts, Government House reception, tea, coffee, and buffet lunch every day, Derwent River cruise, and Dinner at the Moorilla Winery (Please note that there might be minor changes to this).

The low cost of registration has been made possible by generous sponsorship of the conference by the Australian Antarctic Division, IntelEco, CSIRO, Government of Canada (Aboriginal and Circumpolar Division), Antarctic Adventure, Sinclair Knight Mertz, and Antarctic CRC (Law Policy and International Relations sub-program). More details about our sponsors will be available on the web soon.

Several other large Environmental Consulting companies have taken a keen interest in the conference as well, and will either send representatives or have indicated that they intend to sponsor the meeting and have exhibits.

There have been 4900 visits to our web site so far, so there has certainly been considerable interest in the meeting.

There are currently 20 or so presentation summaries on the web, involving people from Canada, New Zealand, USA, Australia, Russia, Estonia, Norway and Finland, UK, France, and Japan, and the web will be updated shortly with an overview of further contributions.

If you wish to present at the meeting, please send details of what you want to present as soon as possible. You can send abstracts or presentation summaries without formal registration if you are currently uncertain of your exact travel plans.

Also, Polar Record and Cold Regions Science and Technology have again agreed to peer review and publish the best formal papers from the meeting. If authors could aim to have a draft of their papers ready for the meeting, we will have a chance to internally review them before they are finally submitted.

Finally, we look forward to seeing you in Hobart in April.


Ian Snape (Australian Antarctic Division) and

Ric Morris (Raytheon Polar Services)


For more information on this Contaminants in Freezing Ground conference, please contact:

Vicki Cochrane

3rd International Conference on Contaminants in Freezing Gound Australian Antarctic Division

Channel Highway


Tasmania 7050


Email: cfg3@lists.aad.gov.au

or see the web site at: http://www.aad.gov.au/science/cfg3/registration.asp


Discount registration fee: 1 November 2001-28 February 2002 Deadline for abstracts (and presentations): 28 February 2002

Deadline for Sponsors Marketing information to be included in hard copy production of Proceedings Volume: 28 February 2002

Deadline for draft of papers for submission to journals where feedback from editors and convenors is required (recommended): 28 February 2002 Standard registration fee (or daily rate) available up until the last day of the conference: 1 March 2002

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