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[ai-geostats] USDA Forest Service Interpolation Contest

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    fyi -- abstract deadline coming right up! Hello, Apologies for duplicate mailings. You either expressed interest or might have interest in participating in a
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 16, 2005
      fyi -- abstract deadline coming right up!

      Hello,
      Apologies for duplicate mailings.

      You either expressed interest or might have interest in participating in a
      USDA Forest Service Northeastern Forest Inventory and Analysis interpolation
      contest. Results will be presented at the FIA Symposium, October 3-6 in
      Portland, ME. (See
      http://www.ncrs.fs.fed.us/4801/regional-programs/Inventory/meetings/symposia/default.asp
      -- Abstracts are due by late June, but please submit as soon as possible.)
      If you submit an abstract for the proposed session, please indicate as much
      so the conference organizer can direct the abstract appropriately.

      I have posted plot data (not FIA plot data!) and ancillary data at

      http://www.fs.fed.us/ne/fia/spatial/interp/index.html

      with all of the information you will need to participate. The goal of the
      contest is to share approaches for and lessons learned from geospatial
      modeling of plot data using GIS- and satellite- based predictor data.
      Contest winners will choose from a showroom filled with fabulous prizes (ha
      ha).

      If you find any obvious errors in the data, or are missing any information,
      please let me know. If you plan to participate in the contest, please let me
      know and I will include your name on a mailing list for updates and
      logistical information as the conference draws near.

      Please distribute to others that might be interested.

      Best regards,
      Andy

      ***************************************************************
      Andrew J. Lister
      Research Forester
      USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station
      Forest Inventory and Analysis Unit
      11 Campus Blvd, Suite 200
      Newtown Square, PA 19073
      (610) 557-4038
      alister@...
      http://www.fs.fed.us/ne/fia






      Announcement for the Conference Follows:
      3rd Announcement and Last Call for Papers

      7th Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium
      3-6 October 2005
      Portland, Maine, USA

      The 7th Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium will convene on
      Monday, October 3, 2005, at the Eastland Park Hotel in Portland, Maine, USA.
      The 2005 Symposium will emphasize international contributions and
      collaborations and will include keynote and invited speakers from Canada,
      Europe, and other countries. Information is posted on the meeting website:
      http://www.ncrs.fs.fed.us/4801/regional-programs/Inventory/meetings/symposia/default.asp

      Program: The meeting will include keynote speakers, invited paper sessions,
      and contributed paper sessions. Presentation topics include sampling,
      modeling, estimation, remote sensing, mapping, ecological analyses, forest
      health, sustainable forest management, and analytical reporting.

      Abstracts for contributed papers on these and other relevant topics are
      solicited and may be submitted until June 30, 2005, to:
      Ronald E. McRoberts
      USDA Forest Service
      1992 Folwell Avenue
      St. Paul, Minnesota 55038 USA
      e-mail: rmcroberts@...
      Abstract submissions by e-mail are preferred.

      Accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Eastland Hotel
      (http://www.eastlandpark.com/) at the rate of $98 per night. Hotel
      reservations should be made directly with the hotel:
      Eastland Hotel
      157 High Street
      Portland, Maine 04101 USA
      Tel: 207-775-2872
      888-671-8008 (toll free: US and Canada)
      e-mail: info@...
      Information on other area hotels will be posted on the meeting website.

      Travel: The Portland, Maine, airport accommodates international flights.
      Boston, Massachusetts, is about 110 miles south of Portland, and ground
      transportation (automobile, train, bus) may be arranged easily from Boston
      to Portland. For travelers wishing to avoid Boston, the Manchester, New
      Hampshire, airport is an alternative and is about 75 miles southwest of
      Portland.


      Registration fee: The registration fee covers a reception the first
      evening; breakfast, lunch, and breaks each day; the harbor cruise and
      lobster bake social; and the proceedings.
      On or before 01 August: $325.00
      After 01 August: $400.00
      Student: $225.00
      See the registration form available at the website for details.

      Proceedings: A symposium proceedings will be published with papers due
      after the meeting.

      Invited Speakers:
      Dr. Steen Magnussen, Canadian Forest Service, Canada
      Prof. Erkki Tomppo, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland
      Dr. Paul C. Van Deusen, National Council on Air and Stream Improvement, USA
      Dr. H�kan Olsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
      Prof. George Gertner, University of Illinois, USA
      Dr. Lloyd Irland, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, USA
      Dr. Warren Cohen, USDA Forest Service, USA
      Prof. Russell Congalton, University of New Hampshire, USA
      Dr. Mike Wulder, Canadian Forest Service, Canada
      Prof. Christoph Kleinn, University of Goettingen, Germany
      Dr. Anna Ringvall, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
      Dr. James Flewelling, Forest biometrics consultant, USA
      Dr. Nicholas Crookston, USDA Forest Service, USA
      Dr. John Shaw, USDA Forest Service, USA
      Dr. Annemarie Bastrup-Birk, European Commission, Joint Research Centre,
      Italy
      Dr. Klemens Schadauer, Head of the Institute for Forest Inventory, Austria
      Dr. Claude Vidal, Director, National Forest Inventory, France
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