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CZCA H.B. NICHOLLS AWARD – Call for Nominations (2014)

June 2014
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The Coastal Zone Canada Association is pleased to call for nominations for its biennial award, the “H.B. Nicholls Award for Coastal Zone Management Achievement”. The award will be presented at the Coastal Zone Canada 2014 conference in Halifax in June, 2014.

The Award is named in honour of Brian Nicholls (retired) formerly Head of the Marine Assessment and Liaison Division, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth NS. The Award was established in recognition of Brian’s long and distinguished career with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and his dedication to advancing the field of Coastal Zone management in Canada. He was the co-founder of the CZCA and the first Chair of the CZCA Board, 1994 – 1996.

Candidates for the award must meet the following criteria:

  • The candidate can be an individual or an organization;
  • The contribution to coastal zone management must have been made in Canada, but may include trans-boundary or international elements;
  • The contribution to coastal zone management must be significant, as determined by a review committee of the Board of the CZCA

Nominations may be submitted to the CZCA Secretariat by e-mail to czcadmin@dal.ca, with a copy to Larry Hildebrand, Vice-President, CZCA at lh@wmu.se  no later than April 30th, providing the details listed below:,

  • Name, address, contact and position of the nominee;
  • Name, address, contact and position of the nominator;
  • Contribution to the field of coastal zone management by the nominee, and its significance;
  • CV of the person nominated, or organizational history or other appropriate profile of the nominated body;
  • Letters of support from two other individuals, not related to nominee or nominator, or not a member of organization nominated;
  • Any other supporting materials, including publications, press clippings, other work and interests, etc.

The selection of the award winner will be made in consultation with the Board of CZCA, and with such others, including past winners, as may be appropriate.

The first award was made in 2000 and awards have been made at each subsequent CZC conference. Each recipient receives a plaque engraved with their name, a citation, and the CZCA logo. To date the recipients of the award have been:

           2000    H. Brian Nicholls

           2002    Larry Hildebrand

           2004    Art Hanson

           2006    Peter Harrison

           2008    Sabine Jessen

           2010    ACZISC (Atlantic Coastal Zone Information Steering Committee)

2012    Jean-Claude Brêthes
 
Ocean's Compact - Statement from Ban Ki-moon
August 2012
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Please see the following link: http://www.un.org/Depts/los/ocean_compact/oceans_compact.htm

There is a statement from Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, on the Ocean's Compact, an initiative to strengthen United Nations system-wide coherence to deliver on its oceans-related mandates.

There are also links to related press releases and remarks.

 
Presentation by Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright - Oceans of Potential
25 October 2012 | Ottawa, ON
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Presentation by Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright - Oceans of Potential: a UN Perspective on Canada's Leadership Opportunities

Oct. 25, 2012 at 9:30am

350 Albert Street, Ottawa

RSVP required before Oct. 19, 2012

This event will be an opportunity to be briefed on latest developments in ocean issues in the UN system, including the Oceans Compact recently launched by Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-Moon. Dr. Watson-Wright will also offer her privileged perspectives on upcoming priorities, challenges, and opportunities for both the IOC and Canada with respect to sustainable development of the ocean and coasts.

Please see the presentation announcement in English or French for more information.

 
BIOECON - News, Events and Job Postings
July 2012
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Please see the following link, http://www.bioecon-network.org/index.html , for the most recent news, publications, reports and job postings from BIOECON, an interdisciplinary network aiming to advance economic theory and policy for biodiversity conservation.  This list is being continuously updated, check back regularly.
 
ADM Ecosystems and Oceans Science Lecture Series - World Oceans Day
6 June 2012 | Ottawa, ON
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The World Ocean Council: International business leadership and collaboration in Corporate Ocean Responsibility June 6, 2012 : 2:00 p.m.
200 Kent Street 
Peter Mitchell Room

Speaker: Paul Holthus           
Executive Director, World Oceans Council


(Presentation in English)

Summary: Paul is the founding Executive Director of the World Ocean Council, the international business leadership alliance on “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”. The WOC brings together oil/gas, shipping, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, offshore renewables and other ocean industries – creating an unprecedented ocean business community and private sector leadership in addressing shared marine sustainability challenges.

Paul will present on the topic of the World Ocean Council, as well as its objectives, accomplishments, current directions and their priorities.

 
Fish WIKS PhD and Post Doc Opportunities at Dalhousie University- Apply now
June 2012 | Halifax, NS
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PhD Opportunities (2) - Exploring distinct indigenous knowledge systems to inform fisheries governance and management on Canada's coasts - Please apply by June 30, 2012!

Post Doc Opportunity - Exploring distinct indigenous knowledge systems to inform fisheries governance and management on Canada's coasts - Please apply by June 20, 2012!

 
National Ocean Student Network
April 2012 | Victoria, BC
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Created by the Education and Public Engagement team at Ocean Networks Canada's Centre for Enterprise and Engagement (ONCCEE) in the summer of 2011, the Ocean Student Society (OSS) exists to serve graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines who share a passion for the ocean through opportunities in professional development, mentoring and public outreach.

Click here to see the poster with more information.

Click here to see a PowerPoint from the National Ocean Student Network.

Click here to see a list of links associated with Ocean Networks Canada.

 
Human harm to oceans could reach $2 trillion a year: Report
12 April 2012 | Ottawa, ON
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Long time OMRN supporter Rashid Sumaila, a UBC Fisheries Economist, took part in a study that determined human harm from carbon emissions, over fertilization and over fishing, among other things, could end up costing $2 trillion dollars annually by 2100.  Click here to read the article, published in the Ottawa Citizen.  This study was also part of the 2012 Planet Under Pressure Conference held March 26-29, 2012 in London, UK.  Click here to see the conference website.
 
Dredging the Sydney Harbour: Doing what HADD to be done - Seminar
4 April 2012 | Ottawa, ON
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On April 4, 2012, C-FOAM member Dr. Bruce Hatcher, Chair in Marine Ecosystem Research at Cape Breton University in Sydney, Cape Breton will be coming to visit us. Bruce has kindly agreed to present a C-FOAM seminar at the Desmarais Building, 4th Floor, DMS4170, 55 Laurier Avenue East from 2:30-4pm.  Bruce’s talk will be about his work on the dredging of the Sydney Harbour.  Refreshments will be served.  The seminar poster can be viewed here.
 
Cafe Scientifique and Discussion on Oceans - Canadian Museum of Nature
30 March 2012 | Ottawa, ON
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Share your views on the question: Can we protect the web of life in our oceans? 

Join the Canadian Museum of Nature on March 30, 2012 for a documentary, dessert and discussion on the web of life in our oceans!  Cost is $25 for non-members of the museum, $20 for members, students and volunteers and includes dessert, coffee and tea.  There is also a cash bar.

For more information, please visit the following website: http://nature.ca/en/plan-your-visit/what-see-do/whats/cafe-scientifique-documentary-march

 
CEC receives a submission on BC salmon farms
10 February 2012 | Montreal, QC
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On 10 February 2012, the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (“CEC”) received a citizen submission filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, the Pacific Coast Wild Salmon Society, the Kwikwasu’tinuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation, and the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (together, the "Submitters"). The Secretariat subsequently received a version of the submission correcting a minor error of form on 13 February 2012, and it is the latter version the Secretariat is reviewing pursuant to Article 14(1) of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation ("NAAEC"). The Submitters assert that Canada is failing to effectively enforce its environmental law and, in particular, provisions of the federal Fisheries Act (the "Act").

Section 35 of the Act prohibits “any work or undertaking that results in the harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat” without valid authorization. In Submission SEM-12-001 (BC Salmon Farms), the Submitters assert that Canada has allowed more than 100 commercial salmon farms, or feedlots, to operate in coastal British Columbia. The Submitters assert that section 35 authorizations are required “because each salmon feedlot is responsible for creating a harmful alteration, disruption, or destruction of fish habitat.” The Submitters allege that such salmon farms are not, however, validly authorized.

Section 36 of the Act, among other things, prohibits the deposit of a “deleterious substance” in “water frequented by fish” unless such deposit is authorized by regulation. The Submitters assert that because of “the government’s failure to prohibit the use of the neurotoxic chemical, emamectin benzoate, used to treat infestations of sea lice, despite evidence that this substance is deleterious to natural fish habitat,” Canada is failing to enforce section 36 of the Act.

The Submitters assert generally, that as a result of the above-mentioned alleged failures to enforce sections 35 and 36 of the Fisheries Act, Canada is “exposing wild salmon to amplified levels of parasites such as sea lice, viral and bacterial diseases, toxic chemicals and concentrated waste.”

The CEC Secretariat is reviewing SEM-12-001 to determine whether it meets the criteria for submissions set out in Article 14 of the NAAEC.

NAAEC Articles 14 and 15 include procedures allowing private parties to make submissions to the CEC Secretariat asserting "that a Party [to the NAAEC] is failing to effectively enforce its environmental law." The CEC has published "Guidelines for Submissions on Enforcement Matters" explaining these procedures.

In appropriate cases, and upon instruction from the CEC Council, the CEC Secretariat may examine a submission further and develop a factual record.

For more information, please visit the CEC's "Citizen Submissions on Enforcement Matters" webpage, and the registry of Submission SEM-12-001 (BC Salmon Farms).

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is an intergovernmental organization established by Canada, Mexico and the United States to implement the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), the environmental side accord to NAFTA. The CEC supports cooperation among the NAFTA partners to address environmental issues of continental concern, including the environmental challenges and opportunities presented by continent-wide free trade.

 
BESTTuna Research Programme - PhD Students Needed
1 March 2012 | The Netherlands
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BESTTuna is a major research programme funded by the Interdisciplinary Research and Education Fund (INREF) that supports cooperative research between research groups at Wageningen University (The Netherlands), Bogor University (Indonesia), The University of the Philippines, the University of the South Pacific (Fiji) and the WWF-Coral Triangle Initiative. The objective of BESTTuna is to study the design of effective and equitable state and market-based governance arrangements to achieve sustainable trans-boundary tuna management in the Coral Triangle and Western Pacific.

For this project we are looking for PhD students in the field of fish biology, policy science, and resource economics. The positions are open for citizens of Pacific nations, including The Philippines and Indonesia. See the linked documents below for more information.

If you have any questions about this project please don’t hesitate to contact Rolf Groeneveld, contact information listed below.

Rolf A. Groeneveld
Wageningen University
Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group
Hollandseweg 1
NL-6706 KN  Wageningen
+31 317 482009

PhD Position 3a -  Fisher level decision making in response to retail and brand strategies for sustainable tuna

PhD Position 4a - The influence of environmental certification on international cooperation for tuna management in the Western Pacific

PhD Position 5a - Exploring innovative market mechanisms for incentivised tuna management in the Coral Triangle and Western Pacific

PhD Position 5b - Bio-economic modelling of financial incentives for tuna fisheries management

 
MEDCOAST Institute 2012
25 September-10 October 2012 | Dalyan, Turkey
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We are glad to inform you that the Ninth International Training Workshop on Integrated Coastal Management in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (MEDCOAST Institute 2012) will be held during 25 September - 11 October 2012 in Dalyan (Aegean Coast), Turkey.

Information about MEDCOAST Institute 2012 can be found at www.medcoast.org.tr.

 
Canada Ocean Lecture 2012
2 February 2012 | SFU Vancouver
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Canada Ocean Lecture - Consequences to Canadian Marine Biodiversity of Climate Change, Fisheries and Aquaculture

February 2, 2012

7 pm

Centre for Dialogue, SFU Vancouver

This presentation is free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended as seating is limited.  Reserve online at www.sfu.ca/reserve .

This lecture is co-hosted by the Centre for Coastal Science and Management and Continuing Studies in Science and Environment in the Faculties of Environment and Science at Simon Fraser University in partnership with the Shorefast Foundation.  This lecture will be delivered by Jeff Hutchings, Chair of the Royal Society Panel of Experts.

Initiated in 2006, the Canada Ocean lecture series is a joint initiative between the Shorefast Foundation and Simon Fraser University and other partners.  The aim of the series is to create awareness of Canada's vast marine environment and its importance to Canadians.  Lectures to date have been held on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and in central Canada.  For more information, visit: http://www.sfu.ca/cstudies/science/canadaoceanlecture.php

 
"Making it Happen” Features Sustainable Management of Oceans as UNCSD Priority Area

Lead up to Rio+ 20

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16 November 2011

The latest issue of the newsletter from the Secretariat of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), "Rio+20: Making It Happen,” announces the proposed new dates for the UNCSD 20-22 June 2012 and notes the expectation that the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) Second Committee will confirm these dates in its resolution on modalities for the Conference, which is currently being negotiated.

The feature article highlights three new documents on oceans: a study from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) on oceans and the law of the sea; the “blueprint for ocean and coastal sustainability” presented by four UN agencies, which seeks to limit the degradation of the oceans and improve oceans governance; and a brief from the Secretariat on the role of oceans and marine resources in achieving sustainable development. The brief underlines major implementation gaps in international agreements and commitments, highlights challenges to the sustainable development of oceans and marine resources, and encourages delegates to use Rio+20 to speed up implementation and take action.

The newsletter notes that UNCSD preparatory meetings and side events have identied the sustainable management of the oceans and marine resources as one of the seven priority areas to be addressed at the Conference, in addition to the two official themes. The six other priority areas, according to the newsletter, are: combating poverty, including through green jobs and promoting social inclusion; advancing food security and sustainable agriculture; sound water management; energy access including from renewable sources, as well as efficiency and sustainability; sustainable human settlements; and improving resilience and disaster preparedness.

The issue also highlights the UNCSD Secretariat’s recent efforts to engage Major Groups, other civil society groups and the public in the lead-up to the UNCSD, including through a recently launched campaign by the UN Department of Public Information (DPI), in collaboration with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and other UN entities. Titled "Rio+20: The Future We Want,” the new communication strategy consists of a “global conversation” on the kind of world people want in 20 years, and how to achieve that vision. [Publication: Rio+20: Making it Happen, Vol. 2, Issue 21]

 
Hot, Sour and Breathless : Ocean Under Stress
Lead up to RIO+ 20
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 Dr Carol Turley OBE is launching an "Ocean Under Stress" guide at COP17. This guide draws attention to 3 interacting stressors facing the ocean and is aimed at governments, policymakers and the public. This guide is also available at www.oceanunderstress.com.

For further information please contact:

Kelly-Marie Davidson (contact info on above website)

Communications Officer, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

 
 
CLAMER Conference: Living with a warming ocean 
14-15 September 2011 | Brussels
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This one day conference will present key findings of the CLAMER project, including:

> Results of the pan-European public poll (10,000 interviewed, 10 countries), conducted to investigate public views and understanding about climate change and the marine environment
> Main messages from a state-of-the-art overview of EU research results on marine climate change, which summarizes all existing scientific outputs

Leading experts in climate change science and related mitigation and adaptation strategies will be addressing the audience, among them Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Prof. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele (vice-chair). The conference will be chaired by Quentin Cooper, presenter of ‘The Material World’ on BBC Radio 4, the UK's most-listened-to science programme.

For more information, including a detailed programme, please visit: www.clamer.eu/conference

 
Global Conference on Oceans, Climate and Security
21 - 23 May 2012 | Boston, MA
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The First Global Conference on Oceans, Climate and Security (GCOCS) is designed to:

> Raise the awareness level of the threat of climate change to our oceans and the consequent threat to our human and national security;
> Identify and prioritize the knowledge gaps in science and technology which inhibit understanding, response and adaptation to future threats;
> Generate comprehensive human security policy and governance recommendations reflecting the climate, ocean, and security continuum.

Over three days, GCOCS attendees will explore complex, cross-sector topics and strategies through interactive methods such as multi-disciplinary plenary and World café sessions.

GCOCS 2012 is a signature event of The Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security at the University of Massachusetts Boston and is proudly co-presented by Battelle Memorial Institute.

For more information please visit: www.gcocs.org

 
AAAS Annual Meeting Presentations
17 - 21 February 2011
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Presentations from the AAAS Annual Meeting, held in Washington, DC, are now available online.

Changing Climate, Changing Approaches: Conservation in the Face of Climate Change

Where Ocean Meets Land: Dynamic Shorelines in a Warming World

Adapting to a Clear and Present Danger: Climate Change and Ocean Ecosystems

 
International Course on Fisheries Governance
26 September – 12 October 2011
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The Fisheries Governance course is designed for persons with at least 3 years of relevant professional experience in: fisheries management or research, higher education in fisheries management, fisheries extension & training, development of coastal or lakeside communities, aquatic resource use issues or closely related subjects.

For more information about the course programme and online application for this course please visit:
www.cdi.wur.nl/UK/newsagenda/agenda/Fisheries_governance.htm

 
BBC News: World's oceans in 'shocking' decline
20 June 2011
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By Richard Black, BBC Environment correspondent

The oceans are in a worse state than previously suspected, according to an expert panel of scientists. In a new report, they warn that ocean life is "at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history".
They conclude that issues such as over-fishing, pollution and climate change are acting together in ways that have not previously been recognised. The impacts, they say, are already affecting humanity.

To view the full article visit, www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13796479.

 
Ocean's Day Event
08 June 2011
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Arts and the Sea: A Celebration: An Evening with Paul Kennedy (Host of CBC’s Ideas) and Ocean-Inspired Artists.

7 PM | Scotiabank Auditorium, McCain Building
Dalhousie University, 6135 University Avenue
Free Admission
Reception & Cash Bar to Follow

Hosted by IOI-Canada.

 
News Release
28 April 2011
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National Business Forum on Marine Spatial Planning in US: World Ocean Council conference to advance industry action on ocean management

The World Ocean Council (WOC) will convene ocean industries on 13-14 July in Washington D.C. to foster and facilitate business involvement in the coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP) process underway in the U.S.

The U.S. has established a National Ocean Council (NOC) that will be implementing CMSP through a series of nine regional programs. The NOC will be holding a National Workshop for government agencies to develop the government’s CMSP Strategic Action Plan in late June.

A coordinated, multi-sectoral process to ensure the ocean business community is well- informed and constructively engaged in U.S. CMSP efforts is essential to CMSP being able to support the sustainable use of marine space and resources by responsible industry operators.

The National Business Forum on CMSP will address this and will: (i) Create a clear understanding of CMSP in the ocean business community; (ii) Define and examine the potential business impacts and benefits of CMSP; (iii) Ensure the business community is fully informed of the specific U.S. CMSP process and plans; and (iv) Develop a WOC Action Plan for engaging CMSP and facilitating/coordinating business involvement in CMSP as it develops in the U.S.

CMSP is defined by the Task Force as “a comprehensive, adaptive, integrated, and transparent spatial planning process, based on sound science, for analyzing current and anticipated uses of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes areas. CMSP identifies areas most suitable for various types or classes of activities in order to reduce conflicts among uses, reduce environmental impacts, facilitate compatible uses, and preserve critical ecosystem services to meet economic, environmental, security, and social objectives”. CMSP seeks to move sea use planning “away from the current sector-by-sector, statute by statute approach” according to the Task Force information.

Ocean industries are encouraged to participate in the National Forum. Information and registration for the event can be found by clicking the following link: WOC National Business Forum on MSP.

The National Forum is being organized by the WOC in partnership with Battelle Memorial Institute, which became a WOC Founding Member in 2010.

Marine spatial planning (MSP) is a priority for WOC Members. A WOC Working Group on MSP has been formed to explore the WOC role in catalyzing cross-sectoral industry leadership and collaboration on MSP as it develops in the U.S., Europe, Australia and elsewhere.

For more information about the WOC, visit: www.oceancouncil.org.

 
Call for Student Volunteers
Deadline: 13 May 2011
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Ninth International Conference on Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas: The EMECS 9 conference organizers are recruiting university student volunteers for various supporting roles during the upcoming conference (August 28-31, 2011). In return for service, student volunteers receive a free registration and free shared guest room accommodations for up to five nights.

For more information about volunteer opportunities and to apply, visit the EMECS 9 website. Application deadline is May 13, 2011.

 
Speak up for the Blue!
27 January 2011
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Speak Up for the Blue is an informational website that promotes current Ocean Leaders and identifies up and coming Ocean Leaders, while helping others to become effective Ocean Leaders. The website will will follow current and up and coming Ocean Leaders by promoting the work they do and the messages they want to spread. Speak Up for the Blue provides a place where everyone can discuss the Ocean, it’s issues, and the solutions to those issues.

Visit the website: www.speakupforblue.com

 
STATE OF THE WORLD'S OCEANS REPORT
21 January 2011
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The first "World Ocean Review", published by Maribus in cooperation with the Future Ocean, the International Ocean Institute and Mare, is now available in English. The Review reports on the state of the world's oceans and their interplay with ecological, economic and socio-political conditions. Topics include global climate drivers, chemistry, the coasts, pollution, ecosystems, minerals and energy, global trade, medical knowledge, and the Law of the Sea.

Report is available at: worldoceanreview.com/en

 
Call for Papers: World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling
14-17 June 2011 | Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Abstracts are now being accepted for the World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling, Modeling for a Sustainable Environment: Climate Adaptation and Energy, Socio-Economic-Ecological Systems (2011 theme).

Presentations on all topics concerning natural resource modeling will be considered. Abstracts should be less then 500 words and should include the title, authors & affiliations, and type of presentation.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically to: rick.moll@statcan.gc.ca. Deadline is 16 April 2011.

Please click here for the call for papers announcement or visit the RMA website for more information about the conference.

 
Call for proposals: People and the Sea VI
06-09 July 2011 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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The central theme of the biennial MARE People and the Sea conference is 'bridging science and policy for sustainable coasts and seas'. This will be a vibrant event, with discussions on a wide range of important social science topics.

Proposals are now being accepted. Please note that proposals for papers and panels are due by January 15th, 2011.
 

For more information on proposals, please click here or visit the MARE website, www.marecentre.nl.
 
Call for Papers & Contributions: Conference, People in Places: Engaging Together in Integrated Resource Management.
26-29 June 2011 | Halifax, Nova Scotia
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The Coastal Community-University Research Alliance (Coastal CURA) announces a conference in June 2011, focusing on the inclusion of resource dependent communities, including Aboriginal communities, in processes of spatial planning, integrated management and natural resource management. In addition to resource-based and aboriginal communities, the meeting will be of interest to governments, universities (academics and students), community based management and networking organizations, civil societies and NGOs, small scale natural resource industries, and all those interested in finding ways to engage together to better manage natural resources.
For more information on the Coastal CURA and the 2011 conference, please visit: www.coastalcura.ca.
 
Conference: Global Oceans Conference 2010.
3-7 May 2010 | Paris, France
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Fifth Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, Global Oceans Conference 2010: Ensuring Survival, Preserving Life, Improving Governance. Oceans, Climate, Biodiversity: From Copenhagen 2009 to Nagoya 2010, UNESCO, Paris, France. Hosted by UNESCO and the Government of France.
Please click here to view the draft programme.
 
Workshop: Water and Climate Change.
10 May 2010 | Geneva, Switzerland
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United Nations Environmental Commission for Europe's workshop on, WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE: How to develeop an adaptaion strategy in transboundary basins.
Please click here to view the draft programme.
 
Call for Proposals: 2010 Robin Rigby Trust.
Deadline: 31 October 2010
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The Trust was established two years ago as a mechanism to support research partnerships involving (a) a student or recently graduated individual and (b) a coastal community, coastal research organization or NGO. If the individual is Canadian, the partnering organization should be overseas, and the project should involve the individual going overseas to collaborate on a coastal research, coastal management and/or community development project. If the student is from outside Canada, the partnership should be with a coastal community, coastal research organization or NGO located in Atlantic Canada, and involve the individual coming to Atlantic Canada to collaborate on a coastal research, coastal management and/or community development project.
Please click here to view the announcement.
For furthur information & to submit a proposal, please email: robinrigbytrust@smu.ca.
 
Announcement: 8th International Training Workshop on Integrated Coastal Management in the Mediterranean & the Black Sea.
31 August - 16 September 2010 | Dalyan/Southern Aegean Coast, Turkey
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The MEDCOAST Institute (2010) is back! The MEDCOAST Institute has been organized since 1994 until the seventh Institute in 2004. We are excited to have the opportunity for continuing with this important ICM capacity building effort after a long break (6 years!).
* The deadline for application is 31 May 2010! *

For more information & the appliction form, please visit www.medcoast.org

Please click here to view the workshop flyer.
 
Conference: Coastal Zone Canada 2010 Conference & Youth Forum.
25 – 29 July 2010 | Prince Edward Island
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The Prince Edward Island Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development is pleased to be hosting Coastal Zone Canada 2010, in collaboration with the Coastal Zone Canada Association, and to bring the important subject of integrated coastal and ocean management to the province.
The Local Organizing Committee is planning an innovative week of activities for those interested in the management of watersheds and the coastal and marine environment, including ICOM practitioners, representatives of community groups, and youths.
For more information please visit www.gov.pe.ca/czc2010.
Please click here (English OR French) to view the conference flyer.
* Early registration fee is available until 15 April 2010. *
 
Fisheries Symposium: Ecosystems 2010: Global Progress on Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management.
8-11 November 2010 | Anchorage, Alaska
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Alaska Sea Grant, along with regional and international cosponsors, is pleased to announce the 26th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium. Ecosystems 2010 will bring together fishery scientists, managers, and stakeholders from around the world to share insights into the current status and future prospects of ecosystem-based fisheries management (EBFM).
For more information please click here to visit the Symposium Website.
Call for Papers: To submit an abstract for consideration, please fill out the online submission form **(Deadline: June 4, 2010)**.
 
NEW REPORT: First Nations and Marine Protected Areas: An Introduction to First Nations Rights, Concerns and Interest Related to MPAs on Canada's Pacific Coast.
28 January 2010
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First Nations have had a profound cultural, economic and physical relationship with the ocean since time immemorial. Aware that conservation work in British Columbia’s coastal waters can only be successful if it respects this relationship, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) commissioned this report to help encourage a broader understanding of First Nations rights, concerns and interests regarding Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The report covers legal and treaty themes, cultural and economic considerations and past experiences, and it identifies necessary changes and promising approaches to achieve a collaborative, coast-wide MPA network in British Columbia.
Please click here to view the First Nations and MPAs Summary Report OR click here to view the full First Nations and MPAs on Canada's Pacific Coast report.
For more information about CPAWS-BC, please visit www.cpawsbc.org.
 
 
NEWS RELEASE: Ocean Industries To Tackle Ambitious Program at Sustainable Ocean Summit
25 January 2010
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World’s ocean businesses to meet on “Reducing Risk, Increasing Sustainability: Solutions through Collaboration”
The World Ocean Council will convene a wide range of ocean industries at the Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) - the first international, cross-sectoral business conference on ocean sustainability (Belfast, UK, 15-17 June, 2010).
Representatives from shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, ports, mining, insurance, law, finance, renewable energy, tourism, dredging, marine technology and other industries will gather to develop leadership and collaboration in addressing shared marine environmental challenges. This unprecedented gathering will open with the Roundtable of Ocean Industry Association Leaders and close with a plenary on Improving Media, Public and NGO Understanding of Ocean Industries.
Sustainable Ocean Summit - Early Registration Deadline: 28 February 2010.
Please visit www.oceancouncil.org for more information and registration. Contact: Paul Holthus.
 
OTE 2010: Industry Outlook Expert Panel Sessions
25-27 May 2010 | Newport, Rhode Island, USA
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What does the end-user community want to be able to accomplish with ocean technology products and systems that they are not able to do today?
That’s the question that will be explored through several insightful Industry Outlook Expert Panels, which will be held as part of the 2010 Ocean Tech Expo. This series, which was originally launched as part of the 2007 OTE, is designed to stimulate interactive discussions between end-users and industry experts and is meant to identify the “technology gaps” that exist in a variety of market sectors.
Please click here for more information and to register to attend or exhibit (limited demo space remains). Contact Rob Howard for details on exhibiting and demonstrating your equipment at OceanTech Expo 2010.
 
Socio-economic Conference 2010
26-27 April 2010 | Palais des Congrès de Gatineau, Gatineau, Quebec
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The Statistics Canada Socio-economic Conference provides an annual forum for empirical research focusing on issues of concern in Canadian public policy. The conference targets studies discussing: (i) emerging economic trends and their underlying causes; (ii) the ability of various groups to participate in society and the economy; (iii) recent research on health, justice and the environment.
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to: innovation; productivity; international trade; agriculture; environment-economy linkages; natural resources and energy; transportation; industrial development; urban and rural development; health; justice; education; families; income and wealth and their distribution; immigration; and labour markets.
Deadlines and milestones: Proposal submissions (4 January 2010 -- click here for the Call for Papers flyer); Notification of acceptance (18 January 2010);Final drafts of papers (1 March 2010).
Please click here for more information.
 
Oceans Day at Copenhagen: The Importance of Oceans, Coasts, and Small Island Developing States in the Climate Regime
December 14, 2009 | European Environment Agency, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Oceans Day will highlight the direct link between climate change, the health of the oceans, and human well-being, as well as the need for sufficient funding to support bold mitigation and adaptation actions that will minimize climate change impacts on coastal communities and ocean resources.
Please click here to view the session announcement.
For additional information on Oceans Day please contact Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain, Co-Chair and Head of Secretariat, Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands Director, Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy.
 
ICES-ICCAT training course: “Management Strategy Evaluation (including FLR)"
5-9 April 2010 | Centro Tecnolo del Mar, CETMAR, Bouzas, Vigo, Spain
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Please click here to view the Management Strategy Evaluation announcement.
For more information about ICES Training Programme, please click here to visit the training web page.
 
Gestion Intégrée des Zones Côtières: Risques et responsabilités
13 et 14 janvier 2010 | Centre universitaire du Musée, 34 Grande rue à Boulogne-sur-Mer (France)
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Please click here to view the Programme GIZC Risques et responsabilités.
Please click here to view the Prog fiche d'inscription colloque GIZC 1.
 
 
Canadian Commission for UNESCO: Appointment of Canadian Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright as Assistant Director-Generaland Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)
October 15, 2009 | Ottawa
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Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), announced the appointment of Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright as Assistant Director-General and Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). The two-year appointment was announced at the Ministerial Roundtable on Oceans held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on October 12-13, 2009. The Roundtable took place as part of the 35th General Conference of UNESCO.
Please click here to view the full announcement: English | French.
Please click here to vist the UNSECO Canada website.
 
Report: State of the Great Lakes 2009 Highlights
6 July 2009
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The State of the Great Lakes 2009 Highlights report provides an overview of the updated suite of Great Lakes indicators, which are supported by scientific information and, to the extent feasible, assessed by Great Lakes experts from Canada and the United States. The report is a public-friendly summary of two detailed reports being released later this year - the State of the Great Lakes 2009 technical report and the Nearshore Areas of the Great Lakes 2009 report.
Please click here to view the online version of the report.
Please contact Elizabeth Hinchey Malloy (hinchey.elizabeth@epa.gov) or Rob Hyde (rob.hyde@ec.gc.ca) with comments (Did you find these materials useful?). Requests for HARD COPIES of the report should be sent to either Ms. Hinchey or Mr. Hyde.
 
Global Oceans Conference 2010: Advancing Integrated Ocean Governance at National, Regional, and Global Levels
3-7 May 2010 | UNESCO, Paris, France
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The Global Oceans Conferences provide the major opportunity for all sectors of the global oceans community-- governments, international agencies, nongovernmental organizations, industry, and scientific groups-- to address the major policy issues affecting the oceans at global, regional, and national levels and to make progress in advancing the global oceans agenda.
2010 is a year of major importance for the world’s oceans and marks the 5th Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands!
Please click here to view the 4-page conference flyer.
For more information, please visit the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands website OR contact Dr. Miriam C. Balgos, Program Coordinator (USA) OR Mr. Julian Barbiere, Programme Specialist (France).
 
Event Notice: At the Frontlines of Climate Change: Oceans, Coasts, and Small Island Developing States
Side Event at the Bonn Climate Change Talks
5 June 2009 | 6 - 7:30pm | Bonn, Germany
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Details: The Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands cordially invites your participation in the side event on "Climate and Oceans: Addressing Oceans, Coasts, and Islands Issues in the Climate Negotiations" to be held in the Tram Room, Ministry of Transport, Office building at Robert Schuman Platz 1, during the Climate Change talks in Bonn (1-12 June 2009).
Please click here for the statement emanating from the Global Ocean Policy Day held at the World Ocean Conference (May 11-15, 2009, Manado, Indonesia), where climate & oceans issues were discussed, will be presented at the event, as well as other important presentations on the theme "At the Frontlines of Climate Change: Oceans, Coasts, and Small Island Developing States" (please click here for the event flyer).
Please also see the set of Policy Briefs on Climate and Oceans prepared by the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands and partners, and the Global Ocean Policy Day program.
For more information, please visit www.globaloceans.org or contact Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain, Secretariat, Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands via email.
 
 
Workshop Announcement: The Role of Municipalities, First Nations and Communities in Coastal Management
Halifax, NS | 17 June 2009 | 1:00 - 4:30pm
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Location: Nova Scotia Archives | 6016 University Avenue
Presented by: Coastal Nova, Where Nova Scotia meets the Sea
Details: Must RSVP to coastalcura@smu.ca by 10 June 2009
Please click here for further details.
 
Event Announcement: 5th Annual Elisabeth Mann Borgese Ocean Lecture
Halifax, NS | 7pm | Monday 8 June 2009 | World Oceans Day
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Guest Speaker: Dr. Rob Huebert
Lecture Title: CANADA AND THE CIRCUMPOLAR WORLD: THE COMING BLIZZARD
Location: Room 105, Weldon Law Building, Dalhousie University, 6061 University Avenue
Details: Open to the public | Reception to follow.
Presented by the International Ocean Institute, with help from the OMRN | The 2009 lecture is also part of the Coastal Nova's public lecture series, "Coastal Nova: Where Nova Scotia Meets the Sea"
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Please click here to view the event flyer.
Please click here to view the event invitation.
Please click here to view the presentation abstract.
For further information on this public lecture, please contact ioi@dal.ca or visit www.dal.ca/ioihfx
 
Announcement: World Ocean Conference
Manado, Indonesia 11-15 May 2009
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World Ocean Conference occurring this week (May 11-15) in Indonesia.
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Please click here to visit the conference website, which includes up-to-date daily web coverage of conference events.
 
Call for Papers / Annonces: University of the West Indies
Deadline for submission of abstracts in WORD or PDF format: 11 May 2009
Deadline for submission of full papers in WORD or PDF format: 03 July 2009
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The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies (SALISES), in collaboration with BHP Billiton Trinidad and Tobago and the Turtle Village Trust of Trinidad & Tobago, is issuing a call for papers for an International Conference on the theme: Turtle Conservation, ecotourism and sustainable community development. The conference (July 28 & 29, 2009 at at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago) is a forum for the exchange of ideas on critical issues related to turtle conservation, ecotourism, sustainable community development and the environment.
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For more information please click here.
 
Research Opportunity / Occasion de recherche: Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law & Policy
Application Deadline: 1 May 2009
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The Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy is an international collegial institution dedicated to fostering a better understanding of the modern law of the sea. Through education on the principles of contemporary oceans law and policy, the Rhodes Academy seeks to promote adherence to the rule of law in the world's oceans. Founded in 1995, the Academy held its inaugural session in the summer of 1996 and operates on an annual basis. The fourteenth session of the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy will be June 28-July 17, 2009. The deadline to submit applications is May 1, 2009.
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For more information about the Center for Oceans Law and Policy please visit www.virginia.edu/colp/
For more information on the Rhodes Academy, including application details, please click here
For the newly released 2009 Lecture/Seminar schedule please click here.
 
Press Release: Aqua Nor 2009 – Tours Organized by ACG
April 7, 2009
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Deadline for tour bookings: 30 April 2009
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NOVI, MI - The Aquaculture Communications Group (ACG) is offering several tours in conjunction with Aqua Nor 2009, which is taking place in Trondheim, Norway, on August 18-21, 2009. In collaboration with our Norwegian industry contacts, ACG is organizing a full week of activities in and around the Aqua Nor trade show followed by three optional tours to enhance learning and business networking opportunities by visiting a wide variety of production, research and development, academic and government facilities showcasing Norwegian science & technology.
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For more information, click here.
 
Job Opportunity/Occasion d'emplois: Head of Polar Programme, GRID-Arendal
GRID-Arendal Headquarters, Arendal, Norway.
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Deadline for applications: 13 February 2009
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GRID-Arendal is seeking a Head of the Polar Programme to take the lead in further developing GRID-Arendal as UNEP’s key Polar centre to identify, develop and implement projects related to climate change, environmental governance, ecosystems management and environmental information and networking, with a specific focus on the Polar region. He or she will be managing a small, highly motivated international team.
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To view position details, click here.
For more inforamtion about the position, email John Crump, Acting Polar Manager or Peter Prokosch, Managing Director.
To submit application, email Luana Karvel, Personnel Manager.
 
Job Opportunity/Occasion d'emplois: Research Assistant, GRID-Arendal
GRID-Arendal headquarters in Arendal, Norway.
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Deadline for applications: 13 February 2009
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GRID-Arendal is seeking a Research Assistant to support and assist with development and implementation of the Polar and Marine Programme projects. The enthusiastic candidate will working with a small, highly motivated international team. This position is under the supervision of the Polar Programme Manager.
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For more information, click here.
For more information about the position and/or to submit application, email Luana Karvel, Personnel Manager.
 
Call for Papers / Annonces:
Beyond the boundary: Creating new epistemologies in tourism
1st International Tourism Conference
The University of the West Indies

in association with the
University of Surrey, UK
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Abstract Deadline: 6 March 2009
Conference Dates: December 8-11, 2009
Conference Location: Bridgetown, Barbados
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This conference seeks to cross the disciplinary divide and invites colleagues and students from the widest array of disciplines to explore tourism phenomena through new methodological, ontological and epistemological lenses. Ultimately it is hoped that this conference will in some way contribute to cross-disciplinary dialogues in tourism which can advance tourism knowledge and practice.
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For more information, click here.
To view abstract submission template, click here.
 
Press Release / Communiqué de presse:
Tidal Energy in the Bay of Fundy
Tidal Energy in the Bay of Fundy: Nova Scotia Department of Energy
Nova Scotia Welcomes Tidal Project Activity
Released: January 22, 2009
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More information / Plus de renseignements
 
Job Opportunity/Occasion d'emplois: Faculty of Arts and Labrador Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland
Application Deadline: January 26, 2009.
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Postdoctoral Fellowship related to Climate Change Adaptation in Labrador: The application for the one-year position will focus on some aspect(s) of community vulnerability to, or adaptation planning for, climate change in Labrador. There is an expectation that the successful postdoctoral fellow will be resident at the Labrador Institute in Goose Bay, Labrador, will travel to communities for research and consultation, and teach a university-level course through the institute.
More information / Plus de renseignements
Email / Courriel: Dr. Trevor Bell
 
Job Opportunity/Occasion d'emplois: Fisheries Science, Berlin, Germany
Application Deadline: February 15, 2009.
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We seek new Post Docs and PhD students studying various fields of relevance for contemporary inland fisheries from natural and social sciences perspectives at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) (Berlin, Germany). The IGB is a member of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB). The FVB manages 8 large research institutes that have close links to all three universities in the German capital.
More information / Plus de renseignements
View website / Visualiser le site Web
Email / Courriel: Prof. Dr. Robert Arlinghaus
 
Job Opportunity/Occasion d'emplois: Phd Research Opportunity - University College, Cork Ireland
Application Deadline: January 30th, 2009.
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Three year PhD studentship on Adaptive Co-Management (ACM) as a model for participatory governance in planning for climate change in the coastal zone.
More information / Plus de renseignements
View website / Visualiser le site Web
Email / Courriel: Grainne Lynch
 
Job Opportunity/Occasion d'emplois: Postdoctoral researcher - University College, Cork Ireland
Application Deadline: January 30th, 2009.
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Three year postdoctoral position on Adaptive co-management as a model for participatory governance in planning for climate change in the coastal zone
More information / Plus de renseignements
View website / Visualiser le site Web
Email / Courriel: Grainne Lynch
 
Call for Papers / Annonces: Studies in Social Justice
Abstract Deadline: July 15th 2008 / Abstract Length: 100-150 words
Papers needed on the theme of Work, Insecurity, and Social Justice. Articles range from 6,000 to 8,000 words.
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View journal / Visualiser la revue
More information / Plus de renseignements
Email / Courriel: Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay
 
Workshop/Atelier: Eastern Scotian Shelf Integrated Management (ESSIM) Forum Workshop
Pier 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia
November 25th and 26th, 2008/ le 25 et 26 novembre, 2008
Registration Deadline: November 3rd, 2008 / Date limite d'inscription: le 3 novembre, 2008
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The workshop will be designed to both seek input and provide learning opportunities about integrated ocean and coastal management in our region. One of the main aims of the workshop is to identify the way forward and to focus on implementation of the ESSIM plan.
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Seminar/Séminaire: The Hidden costs of Individual Transferable Quotas
October 20, 2008 / le 20 octobre, 2008
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm / 12h30 - 13:30
Room / Salle 3089, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Avenue, Dalhousie University Campus, Halifax, NS
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For more information, contact the Marine Affairs Program by email: click here or by phone: (902) 494-3555.
Pour plus de renseignements, contacter le Marine Affairs Program par courriel: click here ou par téléphone: (902) 494-3555.
View Poster - Visualiser l'affiche.
 
Job Opportunity/Occasion d'emplois: Liber Ero Chair in Coastal Studies - Simon Fraser University
Screening of applications will commence on December 1, 2008.
The Faculty of Science at Simon Fraser University invites applications for the first Liber Ero Chair in Coastal Studies. We are seeking an outstanding scientist with an established international reputation in an area of environmental research complementary to those of an already exceptionally strong group of researchers.
More information - Plus de renseignements.
 
Job Opportunity/Occasion d'emplois: Assistant Professor in Climatology - Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL
Application Deadline: November 10, 2008 /
Date limite: le 10 novembre, 2008
The Geography Department invites applications for a position in Climatology. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and should demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Candidates should be engaged in an active research program. The position will normally commence July 1, 2009, subject to budgetary approval, and will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor.
More information - Plus de renseignements.
View website - Visualiser le site Web.
 
Discussion via Webcast/Discussion par internet: Governance of Marine Ecosystem-Based Management: A Comparative Analysis
Washington, DC and Webcast, September 29, 2008 /
Washington, DC et par internet, le 29 septembre, 2008
Please join the Environmental Change and Security Program for a discussion of Governance of Marine Ecosystem-Based Management: A Comparative Analysis Please RSVP to ecsp@wilsoncenter.org with your name and affiliation
More information - Plus de renseignements.
View website - Visualiser le site Web.
 
Job Opportunity/Occasion d'emplois: Marine Specialist - UNEP/GRID-Arendal, Norway
Application Deadline: October 25, 2008 /
Date limite: le 25 octobre, 2008
GRID-Arendal is developing a global marine initiative with four main project areas: climate change adaptation, global assessment of the deep oceans, national marine expertise capacity building and support to UNEP’s marine programme. The marine specialist will be working with a small and highly motivated international team in the further development and implementation of the marine programme, with a focus on marine management, especially in support of developing states.
More information - Plus de renseignements.
 
Conference/Congrès: Arctic Shipping North America Conference and Seminar
Centre Mont Royal, Montreal - October 20-22, 2008 /
Centre Mont Royal, Montréal - du 20 au 22 octobre, 2008
View website - Visualiser le site Web.
 
Job Opportunity/Occasion d'emplois: Various Positions / Postes divers
Department of Fisheries and Oceans - Pêches et Océans Canada
More Information - Plus de renseignements
 
Job Opportunity/Occasion d'emplois: University of Alberta - Faculty Lecturer Position
Application Deadline: June 20th, 2008 or until position filled /
Date limite: le 20 juin, 2008, ou jusqu'à ce que le poste soit pourvu
Core competencies sought / Cherchent: Geography or a related discipline (Planning, Development, Environmental Studies, etc.)
View website - Visualiser le site Web.
More information - Plus de renseignements
 
Conference/Congrès: ICES Annual Science Conference 2008
Halifax, Canada , September 22-26, 2008 /
Halifax, Canada, du 22 au 26 septembre, 2008
This year’s conference promises to provide outstanding main papers from world renowned researchers presented in 18 science theme sessions on topics which include comparative ecosystem studies, ecosystem health, climate and ocean change and signals from the ecosystem at different levels, modelling and new technologies, conservation issues and new concepts of valuing nature and ecosystem structure. The ASC will also address some of the most challenging issues of today’s science needed for a better management of our seas tomorrow.
View website - Visualiser le site Web.
 
Conference/Congrès: American Fisheries Society 138th Annual Meeting
Ottawa, Canada, August 17-21 2008 /
Ottawa, Canada, du 17 au 21 août, 2008
The theme of the meeting is “Fisheries in Flux: How Do We Ensure Our Sustainable Future”.
View website - Visualiser le site Web.
 
Book Publication / Sortie du livre: Managing Canada's Fisherie: From Early Days to the Year 2000s
Author / Auteur: Joseph Gough
The history of commercial fishery management in Canada and the struggle between industry and ecological responsibility.
Regular Price : $55.00 / Prix: 55.00$
Discount Price: $44.00 / Prix réduit 44.00$
Download PDF to obtain a copy at the discount price. /
Télécharger le PDF pour obtenir une copie du livre au prix réduit.
PDF for discount price - PDF pour prix réduit
 
Call for Papers / Annonces: Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES)
University of the West Indies, March 25-27, 2009 / du 25 au 27 mars 2009
Theme: Navigating Risks and Building Resilience in Small States
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World Environment Day / Journee mondiale de l'environnement
June 5th, 2008 / le 5 juin 2008

June 5 is World Environment Day. This year's focus is on climate change -- how to cut greenhouse gas emissions and achieve a low carbon economy.

You can also learn about the effects of climate change on global food security and the response of the international community by following this month's High-Level Conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy.

Information on Cyclone Nargis which devastated Myanmar last month keeps growing thanks to contributions -- please continue sharing your material with UN Atlas members.

More information - Plus de renseignements
View UN Atlas of the Oceans website - Visualiser le site Web du UN Atlas of the Oceans.
 
Conference/Congrès: Fourth International Symposium on GIS/Spatial analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 25-29, 2008 /< br/>Rio de Janeiro, Brésil, du 25 au 29 août, 2008
More Information - Plus de renseignements
View website - Visualiser le site Web.
 
Research Opportunity / Occasion de recherche: Hurricanes / Ouragans
Canadian Space Agency (CSA), in cooperation with the Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Deadline for submission of Letter of intent : May 30, 2008
Date limite de remise de la lettre d'intention: le 30 mai, 2008
More Information - Plus de renseignements
View website - Visualiser le site Web.
View images - Visualiser des images.
 
Conference/Congrès: Coastal Zone Canada 2008 Conference
Zone côtière Canada 2008 conférence
Main Conference, The University of British Columbia, May 25-29, 2008 /
Conférence principale, The University of British Columbia, le 25 au 29 mai, 2008
More Information - Plus de renseignements
View website - Visualiser le site Web.
 
Conference/Congrès: Coastal Zone Canada 2008 Youth Forum
Zone côtière Canada 2008 forum des jeunes
Youth Forum, Vancouver Aquarium, May 23-25, 2008 /
Forum des jeunes, Vancouver Aquarium, le 23 au 25 mai 2008
More Information - Plus de renseignements
View website - Visualiser le site Web.
 
Film: In the Same Boat
In the Same Boat? two films about fishing / by martha stiegman (Canada / 2007 / 38;37 minutes)
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Website where you can purchase a copy - Site Web pour acheter une copie.
 
Job Opportunity/Occasion d'emplois: Executive Director (Science)
PacMARA - Pacific Marine Analysis & Research Association
Application deadline: May 31st, 2008 / Date limite de demande: le 31 mai, 2008
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Conference/Congrès: Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
University Centre, Prato, Tuscany, Italy from 22-25 July 2008
University Centre, Prato, Tuscany, Italie du 22 au 25 juillet, 2008
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Conference/Congrès: Ocean Innovation 2008
St. John's, Newfoundland from October 19-22, 2008
St. John's, Terre-Neuve du 19 au 22 octobre, 2008
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Conference/Congrès: Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands
Hanoi, Vietnam from April 7-11, 2008 /
Hanoi, Viêtnam du 7 au 11 avril, 2008
Advancing Ecosystem Management and Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management by 2010 in the Context of Climate Change
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Call for Papers / Annonces: Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Conference
University of the West Indies, September 25-26, 2008 /
du 25 au 26 septembre, 2008
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International Symposium/Congrès international: Coping with global change in marine social-ecological systems
Rome, Italy from 8-11 July, 2008 /
Rome, Italie du 8 au 11 juillet, 2008
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12 Month Masters Programme in Law of the Sea
University of Tromsoe, Norway
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Research Opportunity / Occasion de recherche
Offshore Energy Environmental Research Assosication (OEER, Nova Scotia)
More Information - Plus de renseignements
 
Job Opporutnity / Occasion d'emplois: GRID-Arendal's Marine Unit
Core competencies sought / Cherchent: Geoscientific Data Expert and Marine Bio-Geosciences
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