First workshop BIRDHEALTH 23-24 March 2006

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In preparation of our research efforts in IPY, a workshop is planned in Groningen (The Netherlands) for all partners in the project. Topics for the workshop are:
 Introduction to people and projects
 Discussion of the scientific goals and focus
 Developing sampling methodology
 Building a network for analyses
 Discus an experimental approach
 Data exchange
 Planned activities 2006, 2007, 2008
 Education and outreach initiatives
 Planning and coordination

Preliminary program
Wednesday22 March 2006 Arrival
Thursday23 March 20069:00 - 18:00Meeting
Friday24 March 20069:00 - 13:00Continued

Groningen/Haren in the north east of the Netherlands. Train travel from Amsterdam airport Schiphol (twice per hour, travel time 2 hours and 30 minutes). The meeting will be held in a university building (powerpoint and poster facilities), lodging in a hotel close to the center of Groningen. Potential excursion to Schiermonnikoog / Waddensea on Saturday.

We have received funding from the Netherlands Science Foundation for lodging and subsistence for all participants from Wednesday until Friday. Travel costs should be paid by the participants themselves. If you have no travel funds available contact Maarten Loonen.

Other meetings with potential links
ASSW 2006 in Potsdam with science day on 25 March (
The workshop about IPY project COPOL 20 to 22 March in Wageningen is postponed to 4-5 May
Please inform me a.s.a.p. about your attendance ( Suggestions can be made for the agenda. Note the reactions page on where you can post general remarks for everyone.

List of participants
Maarten Loonen
Hans Heesterbeek
Douglas Causey
Andres Barbosa
Olga Dolnik
Thierry Boulinier or someone else from France
Gerry Dorrestein
Svein Are Hanssen
Geir Wing Gabrielsen
Tatiana Savinova
Marcel Klaassen
Ruth Cromie
Ron Fouchier
Nico van den Brink
Vincent Munster
Maria Gavrilo
Jeroen Reneerkens

For details on the background of the participants see in the menu under join.