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IGCP Project 495

Quaternary Land-Ocean Interactions: Driving Mechanisms & Coastal Responses

Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

14th – 17th October, 2004

The inaugural meeting of the new IGCP sea-level change project was organised by Dan Belknap and Joe Kelly of the University of Maine, together with Duncan FitzGerald of Boston University and Ilya Buynevich of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Bar Harbor was not an easy place to get to, but 55 conference delegates from twelve different countries found their way to this popular coastal resort town on the beautiful coast of central Maine, by various combinations of air, hire car, coach and taxi transportation. As is always the case at these IGCP meetings, the mix of nationalities, friendly faces and the common interest ensured an enjoyable and inspiring atmosphere. The beautiful autumn colours made this a perfect time of the year to visit.