Welcome to the second edition of SPLASHmail: Announcements, opportunities and events of interest to CaNOE members! We will be emailing this bulletin to our membership on a bimonthly basis and invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to publicize your own organization’s news and events (in brief “who, what, where, when” format). Simply reply to this email or send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our NEW website at www.oceanliteracy.ca was launched on World Oceans Day in June. Check it out for feature articles, guest blogs from ocean scientists, citizen science opportunities, and information about our first AGM next spring. We welcome contributions from our members, so if you have something to share let us know!
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Surf’s up on the Atlantic coast! OceanViewer was created to give citizens, ship operators, surfers, fishermen, and anyone else interested in the ocean access to oceanographic data. Read about new citizen science initiatives in the CaNOE blog at http://oceanliteracy.ca/citizen-science-oceanviewer/
Seacology by Kayak, Lower Prospect, NS – Tuesdays, Sept. 9 and 16
Join us this summer for a series of guided sea kayak tours accompanied by coastal scientists, and local experts. Weekly tours will focus on topics such as marine, coastal, boreal-bog, island and plant ecology, oceanography, geology, coastal bird life and inshore fisheries. Gear, guide, naturalist and kayak included! Info at http://www.eastcoastoutfitters.com/calendar/East Coast Outfitters, 6-8 pm, Cost: $30
OCEANS’14 MTS/IEEE, St. John’s, Newfoundland – Sept. 14-19
Theme: Oceans – Where Challenge Becomes Opportunity. Jointly sponsored by the Marine Technology Society and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, OCEANS ’14 is a major international forum for scientists, engineers, and responsible ocean users to present the latest research results, ideas, developments, and applications in Oceanic Engineering and Marine Technology. Info at Oceans 2014 – MTS/IEEE
Webinar: Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation and the Canadian Rivers Institute – Sept. 16
Marine Night Presentation: The Galapagos Marine Environment, Victoria, BC – Monday, Sept. 29
Life on land in the Galapagos is intricately dependent on the marine environment and the marine environment itself is spectacular. Michael Jackson is the author of ‘Galapagos — A Natural History Guide’ which has been a key resource for naturalists visiting the islands for almost 30 years. Michael has snorkeled and dived the islands extensively for 34 years and will share his images and knowledge of the Galapagos marine environment. Room 159, Fraser Building, University of Victoria, 7:30-9:00 pm. Free.
Introduction to Marine Life Course, Vancouver, BC – Sept. 30 – Nov. 18
This course gives students of all ages a wonderful introduction to the marine life of British Columbia. Experts from the Vancouver Aquarium will share their knowledge of a variety of sea creatures and the issues they face in today’s changing world. The course will be held at the Vancouver Aquarium overfive Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm. Cost: $100, $80 members. Info athttp://www.vanaqua.org/experience/events/annual-and-upcoming-events/marine-life-course
European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA) Conference 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden – Oct. 1-3
The EMSEA conference will be a great opportunity for all marine education stakeholders to share their passion for marine science education, take part in the discussion on ocean literacy in Europe, energize themselves with new ideas, experience marine education in practice, and network with colleagues. Info at http://www.emsea.eu/conference-2014-gothenburg
Public Lecture: Earthquake Hazard in Atlantic Canada: Of Concern or Not? Halifax, NS – Monday, Oct. 6
By Alan Ruffmann, President Geomarine Associates Ltd., and Honourary Research Associate, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University. Location:Museum of Natural History, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm.
WCMB-2014: 3rd World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, Qingdao, China – Oct. 12-16
Theme: ‘Life in the Changing Ocean’. WCMB 2014 will cover exciting new ideas, achievements and recent breakthroughs in Marine Biodiversity, and provide a platform for marine scientists to identify the challenges and opportunities facing the development of this field. Info athttp://wcmb2014.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/65540
EurOCEAN 2014, Rome, Italy – Oct. 7-9
As part of the successful EurOCEAN conference series initiated in late 1990s, brings together marine scientists across the broad range of disciplines with policymakers, industry and NGOs, to develop a common vision on achieving an ecosystem approach to the management of Europe’s marine resources as a fundamental requirement for sustainable Blue Growth. Info athttp://eurocean2014.eu
Toast to the Coast, Vancouver BC – Wednesday, Oct. 17
Marine Night Presentation: Fraser River White Sturgeons – Freshwater Incursions and Marine Excursions, Victoria, BC – Monday, Oct. 27
The population of White Sturgeon living in the lower Fraser River is currently listed as a threatened stock. Through detailed tagging studies and an active volunteer citizen science program, researchers have an improved understanding of the population demographics and movement patterns of these magnificent fish. Join Dr. David Robichaud, a behavioural ecologist who has been working with the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society, as he highlights some of their most up-to-date study results. Room 159, Fraser Building, University of Victoria, 7:30-9:00 pm. Free.
Public Lecture: Changing Sea Levels in Atlantic Canada – Past, Present, and Future, Halifax, NS – Monday, Nov. 3
By Dr. John Shaw, Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada.Location: Museum of Natural History, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
In-seine: Sailfins, Shrimps, and Sea Slugs! Victoria, BC – Saturday, Nov. 22
Join researchers from the Royal BC Museum, as they conduct an evening beach seine at Willows Beach. As many as 20 species of fish, crabs, shrimp, and other invertebrates will be brought in using a large net, so everyone will get an up-close look at what lives beneath the waves. Dress appropriately (gumboots, raingear) and wear a headlamp/bring a flashlight. Meet on Willows Beach (Oak Bay), 8:00-10:00 pm