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SCOR Working Group 118: New Technologies for Observing Marine Life

  2000, Canada
  2001, Argentina
  2002, Peru
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Funding provided by
the SLOAN Foundation's
Census of Marine Life
(CoML) initiative

2001 Working Group Meeting
(27 October 2001, Mar del Plata, Argentina)

Purpose of Meeting and Update

David Farmer, the Chairman, welcomed attendees and explained the origins of the working group and the involvement of the Sloan Foundation. He outlined progress made during, and since, the first meeting in Dunsmuir Lodge in November 2000 and drew attention to the groupís web site. He explained that the WGís main objective was to identify the major technical challenges confronting observers of marine life. To do this the group was seeking an active dialogue with scientists responsible for cutting edge research projects, including initially the leaders of the six Census of Marine Life (CoML) Pilot Projects.