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News Advisory: EPA's Science Forum 2005 to Focus on Environmental National and International Partnerships

Release Date: 05/16/2005
Contact Information:

Contact: Suzanne Ackerman, 202-564-4355 /

(Washington, D.C.--05/16/05) The fourth annual EPA Science Forum, "Collaborative Science for Environmental Solutions," will be held May 16-18 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Top scientists and policy makers will present U.S. and international collaborative initiatives for protecting public health and the environment, including the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), a multi-national effort to address global environmental concerns, and the latest European research on disaster preparedness. The forum will present keynote speeches, sessions on the latest advances in environmental science, poster sessions, and exhibits. EPA's award-winning research also will be highlighted in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards.

WHAT: 2005 EPA Science Forum

WHEN: May 16 from 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

                      May 17 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 18 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
        WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
    1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004
        WHO: Timothy Oppelt, EPA Acting Administrator for the Office of Research and Development
                        Gary Foley, Director, EPA's National Exposure Research Laboratory
                Charles "Chip" Groat, Director, U.S. Geological Survey
                        Karen Fabbri, Scientific Officer for Risk Management, European Commission
                        John "Randy" Pomponio, Director, Environmental Assessment and Innovation Division, EPA's Mid-Atlantic Region

    For more information visit the Web site at: . Registration is available onsite. There is no charge for registration.