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July 11, 2012

Non-attribution rights to IAN symbols and images now available

For nearly ten years the IAN symbol and image libraries have been provided completely free for any use, so long as the appropriate attribution was included. For many users this has not been a problem – all that was required was a short credit to IAN and a link to our website. But over the […]

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April 4, 2012

How to trace a photo in Illustrator into a vector symbol – an interactive tutorial

The Integration and Application Network’s symbol libraries have been developed over many years by various science communicators. In our attempts to build a global symbol language, we also welcome high quality contributions from anyone with relevant, high quality vector illustrations. Recent software enhancements like Adobe Illustrator’s Live Trace Tool make it possible to instantly convert […]

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June 30, 2011

Brisbane 2011: Living with floods and dancing with dugongs

Dr. Bill Dennison Thursday 7th July 2011 5.30 – 7.00pm *followed by light refreshments The Long Room Customs House 399 Queen Street, Brisbane RSVP here The 2011 Queensland floods have provided a ‘learning moment’ for Queenslanders. As councils, businesses and families rebuild from the devastating floods, it is important to reflect on how to live […]

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March 7, 2011

Online Diagram Creator

Along with the release of v6.0 of the IAN Symbol Libraries (see the blog announcement), IAN has developed a free online diagram creator. This tool allows users to create conceptual diagrams in their web browser without the need for expensive software. The diagrammer connects directly to our symbol library database so that users can search […]

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IAN Symbol Libraries reach 2500 symbols

The IAN Symbol Libraries has reached a major milestone of 2500 vector symbols with the release of v6.0. This version has been a long time coming, with the last release all the way back in 2005. We think users will find it worth the wait. The highlights of this release are: 1000 new symbols custom […]

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November 30, 2009

4th European Conference on Coastal Lagoon Research

Bill Dennison is one of the keynote speakers at the 4th European Conference on Coastal Lagoon Research: Research and Management for the Conservation of Coastal Lagoon Ecosystems, South – North comparisons which aims to strengthen the scientific network specialized in the study of coastal lagoon ecosystems. The conference to be held in December is being […]

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October 14, 2009

Ricky Arnold to speak at MEES Colloquium

MEES graduate and NASA astronaut, Richard Arnold, will be the guest of honor at the MEES Colloquium on Thursday Nov. 12th at the Banneker-Douglass Museum. Born in Cheverly and raised in Bowie, Maryland, Richard Arnold earned his M.S. from the MEES program in 1992 under the guidance of Dr. Bill Dennison. He was part of […]

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June 8, 2009

EcoCheck and the Maryland Coastal Bays Program release Coastal Bays Report Card

The report card gives the Maryland Coastal Bays a C-plus for ecosystem health in 2008. The study measured distinct differences in ecosystem health throughout the shallow bays behind Ocean City and Assateague, with southern regions such as Chincoteague Bay ranking higher than western tributaries such as the St. Martin River and Newport Bay. The Coastal […]

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