COASTAL ZONE CANADA (CZC) 2002 CONFERENCE
This is now less than four months away, on June 23-28 in Hamilton,
The conference, also known as "Managing Shared Waters-Towards
Sustainable Transboundary Coastal Ecosystems", is a joint initiative
of: the Coastal Zone Canada Association; Pollution Probe; and the
United Nations University, International Network on Water, Environment
& Health. Patrick Lawrence, CZCA Vice-President (Great Lakes),
is a key member of the conference committee. It is being held at
the Hamilton Convention Centre. CZC 2002 is the fifth in the series
of CZCA biennial conferences, with each conference building on the
recommendations of the previous conference. For information on the
conference please consult the conference Web-site (see below), which
includes the various forms required for the conference, including
the Registration Form. Note that early (i.e., cheaper) registration
ends on April 1st. Plan to attend CZC '2002 now!
Conference Web site:
CZCA BIENNIAL AWARD, CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Association's biennial award, known as the "H.B. Nicholls
Award for Coastal Zone Management Achievement", is presented
at Coastal Zone Canada Conferences. The first award was made in
2000. The second award will be made at this year's conference. The
award consists of a plaque containing the CZCA logo. A nominating
committee for the 2002 award is in the process of being formed,
and nominations are now invited from the membership of the Association.
Candidates for the award must meet the following criteria:
- They must be individuals or organizations.
- The contribution to coastal zone management must have been made
in Canada, and may include trans-boundary or international elements.
- The contribution to coastal zone management must be significant,
as determined by the nominating committee.
The procedure for making nominations involves submitting a letter
(or e-mail) of nomination to the Nominating Committee, providing
the details listed below. It should be sent to the committee, c/o
the CZCA Secretariat (P.O. Box 1006, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada,
B4A 1N7; firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Name, address, contact and position of the nominee;
- Name, address, contact and position of the nominator;
- Contribution to the field of coastal zone management by the
- Why nominee's contribution is significant;
- CV of the person nominated, or organizational history or other
appropriate profile of the nominated body;
- Letters of support from two other individuals, not related to
nominee or nominator, or not a member of organization nominated;
- Any other supporting materials, including publications, press
clippings, other work and interests, etc.
The Nominating Committee's task is to provide a short-list of nominees
for the award to the Board of Directors, who make the final decision.
The final date for receipt of nominations at the CZC Secretariat
is 10 May, 2002.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS
Some (many?) members may not be aware that the Association's Board
of Directors, including the officers, meet via conference call approximately
four times per year. Under the chair of the President of the Association,
Barry Jones, these conference calls have been increasingly effective
in conducting the Association's business. It is planned to incorporate
the minutes of future meetings in the Association's new Web-site
(one with a more-easily identifiable URL), which is expected to
be up-and-running in the near future. Also to be included in the
Web-site are key Association documents, such as "Beyond 2000"
and the conference version of "Baseline 2000".
CZCA 2002 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
As in previous years, the 2002 AGM of the Association will be held
at the Coastal Zone Canada Conference in Hamilton. It will be held
on Wednesday 26 June at the Sheraton Hotel (room # to be announced),
commencing at 7 p.m. The hotel is adjacent to, and has a direct
connection with, the Hamilton Convention Centre, the site of the
conference. The meeting will include the election of officers and
directors for the next two-year period. While attending CZC '2002,
be sure to take-in the Association's AGM.
LOOKING AHEAD TO 2004
It is now definite, CZC '2004 will be held in St. John's, Newfoundland
in June, 2004. Members of the 2004 Conference Committee will be
at CZC '2002 to promote the event.
LINKS WITH OTHER COASTAL ORGANIZATIONS
CZCA maintains close links with a number of organizations that
focus solely on the coastal zone, or include the coastal zone in
their sphere of interest. Among these are are: Atlantic Coastal
Zone Information Steering Committee (ACZISC) (CZCA contact - Mike
Butler); International Oceans Institute of Canada (IOIC) (CZCA contact
- Mike Butler); The World Conservation Union (IUCN) (CZCA contact
- Chris Morry); Canadian Coastal Science & Engineering Association
(CCSEA) (CZCA contact - Larry Hildebrand); The Coastal Society (CZCA
contact - Larry Hildebrand). Additional organizations are added
from time to time, and we will list more in future issues. Also
in future issues, we will outline the Association's involvement
with specific organizations in more detail. In the meantime, if
you require additional information on any of these links, please
get in touch with the CZCA contact person named above.