The Atlantic Geoscience Society (AGS)

La Société Géoscientifique de l'Atlantique

Colloquium and Annual General Meeting

February 8-10, 2002

Greenway Claymore Inn, Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Abstract Deadline and Pre-Registration
Call for Papers
 Social Program, Transportation, Accommodation
Nominations for Gesner Medal and Distinguished Service Award
Links for Further Information

 Call for Papers - First Circular

Abstract Deadline

Deadline for submission is January 16, 2002.

Submit by email to: Michael Parkhill


On-line pre-registration is off, register at the conference



The AGS cordially invites you to attend the AGS-2002 Colloquium in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The Conference Organizing Chairperson is Brendan Murphy, St. Francis Xavier University. The conference will consist of two days of technical presentations at the Greenway Claymore Inn, on February 8 and 9.


Registration Fees (includes membership): professional ............................ $40.00
student ................................... $10.00
AGS Luncheon: ............................................... $12.00
AGS Banquet:  self ........................................  $25.00
# of Banquet guests * $25.00 .. ______

Pregistration on line

Please register as early as possible. Send cheque, made payable to Atlantic Geoscience Society to: Peter Wallace, Dept of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3J5, or pay at the conference registration desk when you arrive 



The program will consist mainly of morning, afternoon and evening sessions of oral presentations, and daily (8:00 am to 5:00 pm) poster sessions. The scheduled outline is as follows:

Technical Sessions (Summary):

7- 10 pm Friday, February 8th
8.00 am-noon and 2.00-5.00 pm Saturday February 9th

Tentative Program Schedule:

Friday February 8th, 2002

3.00-7.00 pm. Poster setup and registration
4.00-5.30 pm Atlantic Geology Editors meeting
5.30-7.00 pm AGS executive council meeting
7.00-10.00 pm Colloquium : Current Research in the Atlantic Provinces I

10.00-midnight: Poster Session and Cash bar

Saturday, February 9th, 2002

8.00 am – 5.30 pm Poster Session 
8.00 - 9.40 am Colloquium: Current Research in the Atlantic Provinces II 
9.40 – 10.00 am Coffee break (courtesy of Corridor Resources Inc.)
10.00 –12.00 pm Colloquium: Current Research in the Atlantic Provinces III. 

12.00 – 2.00 pm Annual General Meeting and Luncheon

2.00 – 3.20 pm Colloquium: Current Research in the Atlantic Provinces IV. 
3.20-3.40 pm Coffee Break (courtesy of Corridor Resources Inc.)
3.40-5.00 pm Colloquium: Current Research in the Atlantic Provinces V. 
5.00 – 6.00 APICS Earth Sciences Committee Meeting
6.15 – midnight Cash Bar

7.00 pm – midnight Awards Banquet and Social

Speaker: Gordon Fader, GSC Atlantic "Multibeam Bathymetry: A Revolution in Marine Geology"


All participants are invited to submit abstracts which will qualify the authors to make either an oral or poster presentation. The Organising Committee reserves the right to reject abstracts which are not presented in the correct format; to limit the number of contributions from any one author; and to assign any contributed paper to either oral or poster presentation, although we will attempt to accommodate the author’s wishes wherever possible. Abstracts may be submitted in either English or French.


Oral: A total of 20 minutes is allotted for oral presentations, including time for questions following the presentation. Please indicate whether an LCD projector will be used for the presentation so that we can schedule the talks according to equipment availability. Two standard 35 mm slide projectors and two screens will be available in the lecture room(s), together with one overhead projector for transparencies. 

LCD or Data Projector works with output having a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels or under, and is IBM-PC compatible. For MAC laptop users, compatibility may be an issue, and users will need to manipulate their own output for projection on to this system.

Poster: Authors are requested to consider poster presentations. The poster sessions are scheduled to avoid conflict with oral sessions and offer greater flexibility for one to one discussion. Poster dimensions should be 4' x 8' (1.3 x 2.5 m). The posters will require velcro fasteners that must be provided by the presenter. If you require a table in front of your poster display, please indicate this separately with your abstract submission, or notify the Conference Organizers at least a week in advance of the meeting.

Authors are requested to put up their posters before the Friday evening session, and to be present during the formal display period. 


Abstracts should be 400 words or less with the text in Times Roman 12 point font. Abstracts should be prepared using Microsoft Word 97. The abstracts will be published in Atlantic Geology, therefore the format must be consistent with the journal format; titles in bold with upper and lower cases as normal for first word and proper names, one line spacing separating title from authors, followed by affiliations on the next line, all lines centre-justified, and separated from the first paragraph by one line spacing. Consult a copy of Atlantic Geology for details of abstract formatting.

Provide the author’s names in order of decreasing contribution, and please indicate separately:

1. whether the paper is intended for poster or oral presentation,
2. student’s name and degree program (B.Sc., M.Sc. or Ph.D.) if a student is presenting,
3. whether an LCD projector will be used for the oral presentation,
4. if you require a table in front of your poster display,

Submit the abstracts in Atlantic Geology format to Mike Parkhill, preferably as email attachments to:

Alternatively, abstracts on disk can be sent by mail (to arrive before Jan 16th) as a Word97 document.

****************Student presenters are eligible for the following awards:**********************

Rupert MacNeill Award - given for the best oral presentation by a student

Graham Williams Award - given for the best poster presentation by a student


A welcoming reception and cash bar will be held at the Greenway Claymore Inn on Friday 8th. (Feb The AGS Luncheon and Dinner banquet will be held Saturday (Feb. 12). 


There is no passenger rail service. Bus Service from Halifax or Sydney is by Acadian Lines. Buses from New Brunswick usually link with the Acadian Lines service in Truro. 


The conference will be held at the Greenway Claymore Inn. A number of singles, twins (1-4 people) and executive (1-4 people) have been reserved at the Claymore Inn for February 8th –9th. Requests and payment for accommodation must be arranged with the Claymore Inn. Inn by calling 1-888-863-1050 (toll free), (902)863-1050,

Singles $74*; Twins $82*; Executive $92* per night All rooms * plus HST (15%). 

In booking your room please quote conference "AGS Meeting".

The Greenway Claymore Inn is located by turning left at the traffic lights on the Trans Canada (3rd set heading east, 1st set heading west) at the Dairy Queen exit. Proceed 300 m and turn right into the large parking lot at the mall entrance. Bear right in the mall past Sobeys and Cleve’s Sports. The hotel is on the right.

Other accommodations in Antigonish can be found at:

Note: several accommodations on the list are seasonal.


 The Atlantic Geoscience Society is accepting nominations in the following categories:

AGS Distinguished Scientist Award 
Gesner Medal


AGS Distinguished Service Award

A nomination shall include:

1. A statement of between 500 - 1000 words succinctly explaining how the candidate meets the selection criteria (see attached).

2. Supporting documentation from the nominator and a letter of support from the seconder. The supporting documentation could include a selected bibliography (abstracts not needed), documentation of impact of work, and supporting letters from referees other than the nominator and the seconder.

3. The nominator and seconder shall be members in good standing of the Atlantic Geoscience Society.

Deadline for nominations is December 31, 2001


AGS Distinguished Scientist - Gesner Medal

a) award made to a person who has, through their own efforts (publications, maps, memoirs, etc.) developed and promoted the advancement of geoscience in the Atlantic Region in any field of geology;

b) the contribution of the person should be of large enough scope to have made an impact beyond the immediate Atlantic Region;

c) the person does not have to reside in the Atlantic Region or be a member of the Atlantic Geoscience Society;

d) the person must be alive and active in geoscientific research, although not necessarily full time in the Atlantic Region.

AGS Distinguished Service Award

Shall be given "in recognition of exceptional and altruistic contributions to the Atlantic Geoscience Society over a long period of time". There are no specific criteria other than this.

Please submit nominations and supporting documentation in writing to:

Jennifer Bates
Vice-President, Atlantic Geoscience Society
c/o Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic)
Bedford Institute of Oceanography
P.O. Box 1006
Dartmouth, NS
B2Y 4A2
Phone: (902) 426-4386
Fax: (902) 426-4848

Further Information: If you have questions or require additional information please contact

General Enquiries: Brendan Murphy

Registration: Peter Wallace

Abstracts: Mike Parkhill

Audiovisual for oral presentations: Cindy Murphy

Poster Displays: Alan Anderson

Awards Nominations: Jennifer Bates

Department of Earth Sciences 
St. Francis Xavier University 
P.O. Box 5000 
Antigonish, NS, B2G 2W5
Fax: (902) 867 2457