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FIRST CIRCULAR FOR ANTARCTIC GEODESY SYMPOSIUM 98


Covering Letter
First Circular




WGGGI N°01/1

ANTARCTIC GEODESY SYMPOSIUM - AGS'98

UNIVERSIDAD OF CHILE, JULY 16 - 17, 1998

SANTIAGO - CHILE

 Dear Colleague :

 

In conjunction with the XXV SCAR and X COMNAP/SCALOP Meetings, which will be held July, 20th to 28th 1998 in the Universidad of Concepcion in Concepcion - Chile, the SCAR Working Group on Geodesy and Geographic Information will hold an ANTARCTIC GEODESY SYMPOSIUM - AGS'98 in the Universidad of Chile, in Santiago City from July, 16th to 17th , 1998.

 The objectives of the Symposium are to sponsor knowledge exchange, between SCAR and non SCAR Antarctic researchers, in the field of Geodesy, and its inter-relation with the Geophysics, Glaciology and other Earth Sciences in Antarctica. The symposium will provide an opportunity for discussion and exchange of ideas leading to greater integration of research programs in the Antarctic through cooperation between specialists.

The symposium is endorsed by the SCAR Working Group on Geodesy and Geographic Information as part of its GIANT program and is sponsored by the Universidad de Chile and the Instituto Antártico Chileno. It provides a significant opportunity to merge SCAR and non-SCAR geodesy research for geophysical applications. The symposium will be held in Santiago in the week prior to the SCAR Working Group meetings, which are scheduled to be in Concepción, from 20 - 24th July 1998.

A major theme of the symposium will be the geodynamics of the Antarctic Peninsula and the region associated with the Scotia Arc. The presentation of geodesy research from other Antarctic regions, and the whole of Antarctica will also be included. The symposium seeks, in particular, to encourage presentations currently related to research from South, and North American scientists involved in Antarctic programs. The symposium will include invited speakers and invited technical papers related to the sessions from individual presenters. Abstract of papers should be sent to Prof V.Villanueva-Lopez at the Instituto Antártico Chileno by 15 May 1998. Summaries of papers will be published on the SCAR WG-GGI website following the symposium.

For these reasons and knowing the important scientific and investigation work that you have accomplished, I invite to you sincerely to participate in this important event, to permit us to share in your important scientific work, and to provide a scientific paper of outcomes of your work relevant to the topics set out in the accompanying program

I cordially invite you to come to Santiago and to participate the Antarctica Geodesy Symposium - AGS'98.

 

PROF. VICTOR VILLANUEVA -.LOPEZ

National Representative

Working Group on Geodesy and Geographic Information

 

Santiago of Chile, January of 1998.

ANTARCTIC GEODESY SYMPOSIUM

FIRST CIRCULAR

Date: 16th, 17th July 1998 ( Thursday, Friday ).

Venue : Universidad de Chile, Santiago - Chile.

Summary

The purpose of the Antarctic Geodesy Symposium - AGS’98, is to present current research in Antarctic Geodesy for Geophysical applications and to promote interaction among appropriate geo-scientists working within and outside the SCAR Geodesy program.

The symposium is endorsed by the SCAR Working Group on Geodesy and Geographic Information as part of its GIANT program and it is sponsored by the Universidad de Chile, Instituto Geografico Militar . IGM, the Instituto Antartico Chileno -INACH, The Comite Nacional de Investigaciones Antarticas - CNIA and Working Group on Geodesy and Geographical Information of the Scientific Committe on Antarctic Research WGGGI - SCAR. It provides a significant opportunity to merge SCAR and non SCAR geodesy research for geophysical applications.

The symposium will be held in Santiago in the week prior to the SCAR Working Group meetings, which are scheduled to be held in Concepcion, Chile, from 20th to 24th July 1998.

A major theme of the symposium will be the geodynamics of the Antarctic Peninsula and the associated region of the Scotia Arc. The presentation of geodesy research from other Antarctic regions, and the whole of Antarctica will also be included.

The symposium seeks, in particular, to encourage presentations of current related research from South and North America, and other country scientists involved in Antarctic programs.

The symposium will include invited keynote speakers and invites technical papers related to the sessions from individual presents.

We look forward to welcoming you to Santiago in July 1998.

WG-GGI - SCAR Executive Committee

Chairman - Drew Clarke - Australia

Coordinators for the WG-GGI programmes :

Geodesy (GIANT) : John Manning - Australia.

Standards and Directories : Jerry Mullins - USA.

Geographical Data : Janet Thomson - UK, and Jörn Sievers - Germany.

Symposium Coordinator : Victor Villanueva-Lopez - Chile.

 

GENERAL PROGRAMME

Wednesday 15th July 1998. 18:30 - 20:30 hrs.

Location : Universidad de Chile, Aula Magna.

Av. Bernardo O"Higgins 1050, Santiago - CHILE.

Inaugural Session - Antarctic Maps and Charts Exhibit aperture -

Pre meeting cocktails

Day one - Thursday 16th July 1998 . 09:00 - 19:00 hrs

Location : Universidad de Chile, Sala Ignacio Domeyko

Registration

Opening of the Symposium

Session I

Location : Universidad de Chile, Sala Ignacio Domeyko

The Work of SCAR Working Group on Geodesy and Geographic Information

The Activities of the GIANT program,

Session 2

The Geodynamics of the Antarctic Peninsula

Session 3

Geodynanics and other Geophysical aspects of the Scotia Arc and ties to South America.

There will be a Symposium Dinner arranged in the evening

Day Two - Friday 17 thJuly 1998. 08:30 - 13:00 hrs

Location : Universidad de Chile, Sala Ignacio Domeyko

Session 4

Geodesy related research in other areas, of Antarctica

Program RAMP

Program BEDMAP

King George Island

Ross Sea region

Patriot Hills Project

Session 5

Geodesy related Antarctic GIS projects

Session 6

Educational aspects.

Summary and recommendations to Working Group on Geodesy and Geographic Information on future co-operation and data sharing amongst Antarctic scientists

Technical Tours (open to all) - Optional 1 or 2. 14:30-19:00 hrs.

1. Santiago : Visit to Instituto Geografico Militar -IGM.

2. Peldehue : Visit to Centro de Estudios Espaciales, Universidad de Chile -CCE - Geodetic Observatory.

Meeting point : Universidad de Chile,

Saturday, 18th July 1998. 10:00 - 19:30 hrs.

Technical Excursions ( for WGGGI only) - Optional

- Visit to Viña Concha y Toro (morning)

- Visit to SOFTEL’98 Fair - Parque Los Cerrillos.(afternoon)

Meeting point : Universidad de Chile.

GOALS OF THE SYMPOSIUM

Responding to the current trends in the issues and studies of the Antarctic Geodesy and Geophysical applications, outlines in this opportunity the following objectives :

1. To promote and encourage the interchange and integration of scientifics, academics and professional experiences, and will exchange and make freely available information in accordance with the Antarctic Treaty, and standing resolutions.

2. To determine the future trends of scientific research. That may establish closer links with the multi-disciplinary and multi-national projects.

PROCEDURES FOR THE PRESENTATION OF PROPOSALS - CALLS TO PAPERS

Abstract of papers should be sent to Prof Victor Villanueva-Lopez at the Instituto Antártico Chileno by March 15, 1998. Summaries of papers will be published on the SCAR WG-GGI website following the symposium,

The TEXT of the Papers should be unpublished, written in letter- size sheets (21X27 cm), double space, using only one sheet side, and with a correlative numeration on the superior right part of each page. The number of pages should not exceed 25 pages, including the graphic material attached to the article (figures, pictures, tables, photographs, maps), and the bibliography.

The Text considers a summary or abstract in Spanish/English of no more than 200 words, and a set of keywords. Graphics, figures, and photographs should be originals, letter-size the largest, and correlatively numbered, according to the text sent.

Each text should clearly include, besides, the following information ( order and size of headings )

1. Title.

2. Name of Author or Authors.

3. Institution he or she represents or belongs to

4. Address

5. Telephone, Fax, E.mail, and others.

A brief curriculum (background of the author) should also be enclosed.

Texts should be sent in a 3 1/2" floppy disk in some of the following text processors: Microsoft Word or Word Perfect

The texts of the proposals will be received until May 31 1998. Once the approval of the work is received, registration as an expositor should be paid before JUNE 10 1998.

The Time for work exposals should not exceed 15 minutes.

Each Exposer counts on with space of about 2.0 square meters to exhibit a poster with his or her work on the following day of the presentation. At the moment of sending your contribution, please let us know if you will make use of this service.

GENERAL INFORMATION

HEADQUARTERS OF THE SYMPOSIUM

The ANTARCTIC GEODESY SYMPOSIUM - AGS’98, will take place between Thursday July 16th and Friday July 17th 1998, in Sala Ignacio Domeyko, of the Universidad de Chile (see map).

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official languages of the Symposium will be Spanish/English; however, during the course of the event, there will be simultaneous translation Spanish - English - Spanish

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Registration can be paid in Chilean pesos $ (*) or in U.S.dollars - (US $) cash or charge - on behalf of :

XXV SCAR and X COMNAP
WGGGI Antarctic Geodesy Symposium
Meeting Secretariat
Instituto Antartico Chileno
Luis Thayer Ojeda 814, Providencia
SANTIAGO, CHILE
Phone : (56-2) 231 81 95
FAX : (56-2) 232 04 40
E_mail : scar_98@inach.cl

(*) Official change at January.16th 1998 : 1 US $ = $ 451.-

There are four different modes for the registration of the participants to the Symposium :

a. Attendants

ChPesos $

 

US $130.00

b. Expositor

ChPesos $

 

US $ 100.00

c. Students

ChPesos $

 

US $ 50.00

Exhibits:

a. Panels, 1sq.m.

ChPesos $

 

US $ 35.00

b- Equipments and Thecnical Instruments, 1 sq.m

ChPesos $

 

US $ 100.00

 

Formalisation of the registration for the attendants may be performed via certified mail until MAY 30, 1998, by sending the "Registration Form" enclosed in this document, or else, at the headquarters of the Symposium, Sala Ignacio Domeyko, Universidad de Chile, on Thursday July16, at 09:00 hours. If payment of the registration as an attendant is performed before May 30, 1998, there will be a 10% discount.

FULL REGISTRATION

Registration as an attendant and expositor to the Symposia entitles you to bear an Identification Card, and gives you the right to get, the abstracts, participation to proposals, field trips, attendance certificate, touristic information, coffee services, and opening cocktail.

STUDENT REGISTRATION

Registration as a Student, entitles you to bear an Identification Card, and to get the abstracts, participation to proposals, attendance certificate, touristic information, and coffee services.

AUDIOVISUAL RESOURCES

Each expositor will count, at the moment of performing his or her proposal on a slide projector, a view foil projector, and a Video Camera Recorder (VCR) VHS. It is necessary to ask for these resources in advance, in the Registration Form.

EXHIBITS

The panel, equipment and technical instruments and didactic material exhibits are permanently displayed at the Symposium Headquarters. There are large spaces arranged for the exhibits.

During the XXV SCAR - 20th-24th July - 1998, the Antarctic Maps and Charts Exhibits should be showed at the Universidad de Concepcion.

The maps and charts should be sent to Prof.V.Villanueva-Lopez at the Instituto Antártico Chileno before June 30, 1998

 

SOCIAL EVENTS

Inaugural Ceremony

Welcome Session - Ceremony

Opening of the Antarctic Maps and Charts Exhibits

(Formal outfit) It will take place on Wednesday, July 15, 1998 at 18:30 hours, in the AULA MAGNA of the Universidad de Chile.

PRE MEETING COCKTAIL

(Formal outfit). It will take place on Wednesday, July 15, 1998 at 19:00 hours, in the Universidad de Chile.

SYMPOSIUM DINNER

Good Fellowship Dinner

(There is a cover). It will take place on Friday July 17, 1998 at 21:00 hours, as an opportunity for meeting and friendship among all the participants to the Symposium.

Technical Tours (open to all) -.

Optional 1. Santiago,

Friday, July 17, 1998, 14:30-19:00 hours.

Visit to Instituto Geografico Militar -IGM.

Meetting point : Universidad de Chile,

Optional 2. Peldehue, Santiago.

Friday July 17, 1998. 14:30-19:00 hours.

Visit to Centro de Estudios Espaciales, Universidad de Chile, CCE - Geodetic Observatory.

Meeting point : Universidad de Chile,

Technical Excursions ( for WG-GGI members only) - Optional

Saturday, 18th July 1998. 10:00 - 19:30 hours (continued)

Visit to : Viña Concha y Toro (morning)

Visit to : SOFTEL’98 Fair - Parque Los Cerrillos.(afternoon)

Meeting point : Universidad de Chile.

 

ANTARCTIC GEODESY SYMPOSIUM

REGISTRATION SHEET

Personal Details (Please type or write capitals )

Dr. ÿ Mr. ÿ Mrs. ÿ Miss. ÿ Ms. ÿ

 

NAME :________________________________________________________________________________

 

INSTITUTION : _______________________________________________________________________

 

PROFESSION :___________________________________________________________________________

 

PERSONAL SCOPE :______________________________________________________________________

 

POSTAL ADDRESS : ______________________________________________________________________

 

CITY :___________________________________________________________________________________

 

STATE:_________________________________COUNTRY:_______________________________________

 

POSTCODE : _____________________________________________________________________________

 

TELEPHONE:________________________________FAX:________________________________________

 

E-MAIL : ________________________________________________________________________________

 

NAME (S) OF ACCOMPANING PERSON(S) : _________________________________________________

 

PARTICIPATES AS :

a.

Attendant

 

ChPesos $

 

US $130.00

b.

Expositor

 

ChPesos $

 

US $ 100.00

c.

Student

 

ChPesos $

 

US $ 50.00

 

Exhibits :

a.

Panels, 1 sq.m

 

ChPesos $

US $ 35.00

b.

Equipments and Thecnical Instruments, 1 sq.m

 

ChPesos $

US $ 100.00

THE PAYMENT WITH DOCUMENT MUST BE DONE :

Instituto Antartico Chileno

AS AN EXPOSER YOU REQUIRE :

a. TRANSPARENCY PROJECTOR ÿ b. SLIDE PROJECTOR ÿ

c. VIDEO RECORDER ( VHS ) ÿ d. OTHER ÿ

 

AS AN EXPOSER YOU PARTICIPATE IN THE FOLLOWING ISSUES :

a. GIANT PROGRAM ÿ b. GEODYNAMICS ÿ

c. GEOD. & GEOPH. SCOTIA ARC ÿ d. PROGRAM RAMP ÿ

e. PROGRAM BEDMAP ÿ f. GEOD. KING GEORGE IS. ÿ

g. GRAVITY AND GEOIDE PROGR. ÿ h. REMOTE SENSING PROG. ÿ

i. DIGITAL CHART. AND GIS ÿ j. GEOGRAPHIC NAMES ÿ

k. PATRIOT HILLS PROJECT ÿ k. OTHER TOPICS ÿ

___________________________________________________________________________

TITLE OF THE PROPOSAL :

___________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

REQUIREMENT FOR EXHIBITS :

a. PANELS : REQUIRES ______________________ SQ.m of PANEL

b. EQUIPMENT AND TECHNICAL INSTR. _____________________ SQ.m of PANEL.

 

SEND TO : ANTARCTIC GEODESY Symposium

XXV SCAR and X COMNAP
Meeting Secretariat
Instituto Antartico Chileno
Luis Thayer Ojeda 814, Providencia
SANTIAGO, CHILE
FAX : (56-2) 232 04 40
E_mail : scar_98@inach.cl

 

ANTARCTIC GEODESY SYMPOSIUM

HOTEL RESERVATION FORM

(Please type or write capitals)

 

First Name:____________________________Last name:_______________________________

 

Address :______________________________________________________________________

 

City / State / Country:____________________________________Postal code:______________

 

Telephone:________________________Fax:______________________Telex:_______________

 

E_mail:________________________________________________________________________

 

Accompanying persons : NO ÿ YES ÿ How many ? ÿ ÿ

Date of arrival in SANTIAGO:___________________________

Flight N° ______________________

Date of departure to CONCEPCION : ___________________ by : Bus ÿ Fligth ÿ

HOTEL in Santiago : ____________________________________________________________

HOTEL in Concepcion : _________________________________________________________

(only for WG GGI - SCAR member)

TRANSPORT : I request a transfer from / to Airport - Hotel : YES ÿ NO ÿ

 

MEETINGS I WILL ATTEND ( only for information ) :

Antarctic Geodesy Symposium _______ ÿ

Working Group ____________________ ÿ Delegate Meeting SCAR ÿ

Groups of Specialists _________________ ÿ SCALOP ______________ ÿ

SCAR Symposium ________________ ÿ COMNAP _____________ ÿ

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : I wish additional information relating to :

____________________________________

ACCOMODATION :

A varied number of accommodations has been booked in Santiago with Symposium discount rates, it is therefore advisable to book as early as posible to ensure your reservation :

Single ÿ Twin ÿ Double ÿ Suite ÿ One Bedroom apt. ÿ

I wish to share with : _______________________________________________________

Number of extra persons _____________________________________________________

Day in ____________/______/________ Day Out ______________/_______/________

Please indicate 1st and 2nd preferences :

HOTEL SANTIAGO PARK PLAZA Single Double Suite

Ricardo Lyon Ave. N° 207, Providencia, Santiago.

Reception Phone (56 2) 233 63 63

Reservations Phone (56 2) 23110 21

FAX (56 2) 233 66 68

HOTEL TORREMAYOR - Hotelera Panamericana

Ricardo Lyon Ave. N° 322, Providencia, Santiago.

Reception Phone (56 2) 234 20 00

FAX (56 2) 234 37 79

HOTEL CORONEL

Coronel St. N° 2376, Providencia, Santiago

Reception Phone (56 2) 232 85 10

FAX (56 2) 232 03 55

 

HOTEL EUROTEL

Guardia Vieja St. N°285, Providencia, Santiago.

Reception Phone (56 2) 251 61 11

Phone-FAX (56 2) 251 61 11

HOTEL APART CLUB PRESIDENT

Luis Thayer Ojeda Ave. N° 558, Providencia, Santiago.

Reception Phone (56 2) 233 56 52

FAX (56 2) 231 69 48

 

Net prices are per room per night and with breakfast included.

Participants shall settle their final accounts directly with the hotels.

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS ( DEVELOPED IN SECOND CIRCULAR )

ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT

TRANSPORT FROM AND TO THE AIRPORT

SANTIAGO CITY

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

and others of general location.