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MEDIA ADVISORY: Watch the State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference on your own computer

Release Date: 10/31/2006
Contact Information: Kären Thompson, (312) 353-8547,

No. 06-OPA196

CHICAGO (Oct. 30, 2006) -The biennial, binational State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference (SOLEC) will present a science-based assessment of the state of the Great Lakes Basin with special emphasis on chemical integrity Nov. 1-3, 2006.

What: Webcast of SOLEC plenary sessions.

Where: Conference is in Milwaukee, Wis. Here is the Webcast link Users can visit the site prior to the live transmission to test their connection and ensure that their computers are set up appropriately. Both low and high-speed connections are available. This same location will have a link to the archive of the session a few days after the event.

When: Sessions to be aired include: WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, starting at 9 a.m. and running until approximately 12:30 p.m. Welcome and Introductions; Session 1-Contaminants, Biotic Communities and Invasive Species; Session 2-Coastal Zones and Aquatic Habitat; Session 3-Human Health, Land Use, Resource Utilization and Climate Change; THURSDAY, Nov. 2, starting at 9 a.m. and running until approximately noon. Highlights from Day 1 and Chemical Integrity Overview; Session 1-Legacy Chemicals; Session 2-Potential and New Chemicals; Session 3-Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products; Session 4-Nutrients; Session 5-Biotoxins; Session 6-Monitoring and Modeling.
See full DRAFT agenda at http://
Who: Great Lakes decision-makers from federal, state and tribal governments, non-governmental organizations, academics, industry, recreational groups, sport and commercial fishers, and health professionals.

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