Welcome to SCAMIT!

SCAMIT History

Courtesy of Ann Dalkey (January 2003): SCAMIT’s Twenty Year Anniversary.

Publication Grants

Planning a taxonomic publication? SCAMIT can help! SCAMIT has a Taxonomic Publication Grants program that can help defray material costs of publication. Please feel free to apply!

Upcoming SCAMIT Meetings

Monday 29 August 2016 9:00–4:00
Review of Ed 11 changes and Kirk Fitzhugh at SCCWRP (large conference room, with remote attendance)

The topic of the meeting will be a quick review of Ed 11 Species List changes. There will also be a presentation by Dr. Kirk Fitzhugh (NHMLAC) entitled, “The epistemic failure of DNA barcoding.” A provocative title for what should be an interesting talk. Information on remote attendance will be provided closer to the date.

Tuesday 13 September 2016 9:00–4:00
State of SCAMIT — Executive Board and General Membership meeting at SCCWRP (large conference room, with remote attendance)

To further explore the “State of SCAMIT”, we are holding a combined Executive Board and General Membership meeting. The Executive Board meets once a year and this will be the first time general members are invited. There will be a series of short presentations on SCAMIT history and purpose, the tools SCAMIT has developed, and future opportunities and directions. We plan for lots of local attendance and SCAMIT will be providing lunch (FREE LUNCH)! For those who live out of the area and cannot attend in person, remote attendance will be available via Go To Meeting and the phone-in audio connection (just no free lunch). Information on remote attendance will be provided closer to the date.

Questions? Contact: Leslie Harris at lharris@nhm.org or Larry Lovell at llovell@lacsd.org.

Upcoming Meetings of Interest

July 23 – 5 August 2016
12th International Polychaete Conference at the National Museum Wales, Cardiff

More information is available at the conference website. Note that early-bird registration will be available between January and March 2016.

July 16 – 21 2017
13th International Conference on Copepoda at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Los Angeles, California

Every three years since 1981 the World Association of Copepodologists (WAC) holds an international conference called the International Conference on Copepoda or the ICOC. These have become the most important global gatherings for all researchers and students of copepods. Each conference gives participants the chance to meet fellow researchers, talk with students and experts, borrow material and plan collaborations. Each meeting is unique, teeming with the individuality and culture of the host nation.
The next ICOC will be in 2017 in Los Angeles, CA, USA at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and DoubleTree Hotel in San Pedro. We are expecting 250 attendees from all over the world.
More information is available at the conference website

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