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SPLASHmail  November-December 2014
 
This bulletin of ocean-related opportunities and events is emailed to our membership on a bimonthly basis. We 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 info@oceanliteracy.ca

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EVENT CALENDAR for November-December 
(see below for details and links)
  • Big Blue Bash OceanWall Launch. Victoria, BC - Tuesday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 8
  • 5th International Conference on Ocean Energy Conference 2014. Halifax, NS - Nov. 4-6
  • Geomatics Atlantic 2014. St. John's, NL - Nov. 3-5
  • Fishermen's Forum 2014: Conversations on Climate Change. Port Hawkesbury, NS - Nov. 6-7
  • Exhibit: Creatures of Light  - Nature's Bioluminescence. Ottawa, ON - until Nov. 9
  • Vision Géomatique/Envision Geomatics 2014. Gatineau, QC - Nov. 12-13
  • Preparing for Flooding Tantramar: A public session on the state of our dykes, flood risk, and how to prepare. Sackville, NB - Saturday, Nov. 15
  • Canadian Water Network Regional Workshop: Stormwater Management & Community Involvement. Moncton, NB - Nov. 16-18
  • Conference and Annual General Meeting of Québec-Océan. Rivière-du-Loup, QC - Nov. 17-19 
  • Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership (BoFEP) Annual General Meeting. Sackville, NB - Friday, Nov. 21
  • In-seine: Sailfins, Shrimps, and Sea Slugs!  Victoria, BC - Saturday, Nov. 22
  • Merry Fishmas! Sidney, BC - Saturday, Nov. 29
  • Arctic Change 2014. Ottawa, ON - Dec. 8-12
  • Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation and the Canadian Rivers Institute Webinar. Tuesday, Dec. 9
DETAILED LISTINGS:
NOVEMBER

Big Blue Bash OceanWall Launch. Victoria, BC - Tuesday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 8
  • Celebrate the unveiling of Canada's first OceanWall, a joint initiative of Hillside Centre and WildVision Edutainment and an innovative combination of technology and creative brilliance that offers a glimpse into the underwater world surrounding Vancouver Island.  Hillside Centre Food Court, Tues. 5-6:30 pm and Sat. 10 am
5th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) Conference 2014. Halifax, NS - Nov. 4-6
  • Conference theme: Advancing an International Ocean Energy Delivery Industry. World Trade & Convention Centre. Info at: http://www.icoe2014canada.org 
Geomatics Atlantic 2014. St. John's, NL - Nov. 3-5
  • Keynote speakers: Adam Klaptocz, Head of the Hardware and Mechanical Engineering team at SenseFly, a company specialized in drones based in Switzerland, and Ed Parsons, the Geospatial Technologist of Google, with responsibility for evangelising Google’s mission to organise the world’s information using geography.  More info:  http://geoatlantic.org
Fishermen's Forum 2014: Conversations on Climate Change. Port Hawkesbury, NS - Nov. 6-7
  • Brings together fishermen, academic researchers, policy-makers, and other interested parties to discuss research and observations related to climate change and its effects on our oceans. FREE. More info: http://fishermensforum2014.wordpress.com 
Exhibit: Creatures of Light  - Nature's Bioluminescence. Ottawa, ON - until Nov. 9 Vision Géomatique/Envision Geomatics 2014. Gatineau, QC - Nov. 12-13
  • Brings together professionals, policy makers and managers in the field of geomatics. Palais des Congrès de Gatineau. More info: http://2014.visiongeomatique.com
Preparing for Flooding Tantramar: A public session on the state of our dykes, flood risk, and how to prepare. Sackville, NB - Saturday, Nov. 15
  • Presented by EOS Eco-Energy and the Tantramar Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative. FREE. Marshlands Inn, 55 Bridge St.  9:30 am - 2 pm. Register at http://eosecoenergy.com/en/flooding 
Canadian Water Network Regional Workshop: Stormwater Management & Community Involvement. Moncton, NB - Nov. 16-18 Conference and Annual General Meeting of Québec-Océan. Rivière-du-Loup, QC - Nov. 17-19  Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership (BoFEP) Annual General Meeting. Sackville, NB - Friday, Nov. 21 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), 8-10 pm
Merry Fishmas! Sidney, BC - Saturday, Nov. 29
  • Fishprinting Up-cycled Wrapping Paper, Handmade Sea-Themed Greeting Cards, Green Gift-Making, 12 Days of Fishmas Scavenger Hunt, 20% off all merchandise in the Ocean Store. Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, 10 - 4 pm. Info at: oceandiscovery.ca 
DECEMBER

Arctic Change 2014. Ottawa, ON - Dec. 8-12
  • Building on the success of its annual scientific meeting, the ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence and its national/international partners welcome Arctic researchers, stakeholders and decision-makers to the international Arctic Change 2014 conference. Ottawa Conference Ctr. Info at: http://www.arcticnetmeetings.ca/ac2014/
Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation and the Canadian Rivers Institute Webinar. Tuesday, Dec. 9  
Looking ahead to 2015...
 
Ocean Literacy Pro-D Day. Victoria, BC - Friday, Feb. 20
  • In partnership with Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), Canadian Network for Ocean Education (CaNOE), and Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME), the Royal BC Museum welcomes teachers of grades 6-8 into galleries and collection areas. This Professional Development day will focus on Ocean Literacy, and provide ideas for integrating ocean related content into museum visits and in the classroom. FREE. Register at https://sales.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Selection.aspx?item=546&sch=500603  Newcombe Hall, Royal BC Museum, 9 am - 3:30 pm 

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