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SPLASHmail  May 2015 

This bulletin of ocean-related opportunities and events is emailed to our membership on a monthly 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  
Scroll down for Event Listings for May and June...


1st Annual Conference
 'Ocean Literacy in Canada' 


June 17-18 in Vancouver, BC

This two-day workshop and AGM will include presentations, field trips, and provide the networking and dialoguing opportunities necessary to create a unified, coordinated approach to enhancing Canadian ocean literacy.

Keynote by Dr. Boris Worm
Marine ecologist and Professor in Marine Conservation Biology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia

http://oceanliteracy.ca/ocean-literacy-conference-2015/
Twitter: @OceanLitCanada
Facebook: OceanLitCanada
Introducing some of our Conference Presenters for June 17...
 
Session One - Ocean Scientists
  • Jackie Hilderling, BC: A second chance - the comeback of humpback whales and the work of the Marine Education and Research Society (MERS)
  •  Jennifer Provencher, ON: Linking marine wildlife and human health through a hands-on workshop; successes and challenges over the last 8 years
  •  Wendy Simms, BC: Developing the educational components of a citizen science project monitoring the introduced varnish clam (Nuttallia obscurata)
  •  Magali Gregoire, NS: The Fishermen's and Scientists Research Society: Helping the Ocean Help Us
 Session 2 - Ocean Educators
  •  Chelsie Archiblad, NL: Oceans Learning Partnership: Experiential, boat-based programs as a tool to bring ocean literacy to students and teachers in Newfoundland and Labrador
  •  Melanie Knight, NL: Catalyst for Curiosity – How a mini idea can make massive change
  •  Kate Le Souef, BC: Creating change beyond shoreline cleanups


MAY EVENT SUMMARY
(see below for details and links)
  • David Suzuki 30x30 Nature Challenge. Everywhere - All Month Long!
  • Science and the Sea. Bamfield, BC - Apply by May 1 for July 27-Sept. 4
  • Ocean Sampling Day and Transatlantic Ocean Science and Ocean Literacy Workshop. Everywhere and Online - May 4-22 and June 17-26
  • Adopt-a-Fish. West Vancouver, BC - May 9
  • ACCESS Conference 2015. St. Andrews, NB - May 10-13
  • Paddlefest Music & Outdoor Recreation Festival. St. Andrews, NB - May 14-17
  • Beach Walk at Macaulay Point.  Esquimalt, BC - May 17
  • Oceans Past V. Tallinn, Estonia - May 18-20
  • The Walrus Talks Water. Halifax, NS - May 25
  • Schools on Board – Arctic Ship Based Field Program. Canadian Arctic - Apply by May 25
  • The Commons Amidst Complexity and Change. Edmonton, AB - May 25-29
  • 2nd Blue Planet Symposium. Cairns, Australia - May 27-29
  • Tropics to Poles: Advancing Science in High Latitudes. Whistler, BC - May 31-June 4
Coming up in JUNE... 
  • Call for Papers: Ocean Mapping. June 1
  • Blue Economy; Blue Growth - World Ocean Summit. Lisbon, Portugal - June 3-5
  • World Oceans Day - Healthy oceans, healthy planet. June 8
  • Sacred Waters: The Future of Human Cultures and Livelihoods in a Sea of Change. St. John's, NL - June 11-13
  • Beach Seine at Willows Beach.  Oak Bay (Victoria), BC - June 14
  • MEOPAR 2015 Annual Science Meeting. Vancouver, BC - June 16-18
  • First Ocean Literacy in Canada Conference. Vancouver, BC - June 17-18 !!
MAY DETAILED LISTINGS

 David Suzuki 30x30 Nature Challenge. Everywhere - All Month Long!
  • Want to get healthier, happier and smarter? Add a daily dose of nature to your routine with the David Suzuki 30x30 Nature Challenge. Sign up to spend 30 minutes in nature every day for 30 days!  http://30x30.davidsuzuki.org
Science and the Sea. Bamfield, BC - Apply by May 1 for July 27-Sept. 4
  • The unique marine and terrestrial environments of the Pacific Northwest will set the context for this non-majors science course at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC). The coastal ecosystem will provide opportunities for making observations, developing and testing scientific hypotheses and placing scientific findings in a social context. Course themes will include coastal biodiversity, ecology, and environmental science. The class will participate in: field trips by boat and on foot to sample intertidal, freshwater, and forest habitats; case studies and discussions; labs and written assignments. http://www.bamfieldmsc.com/university/apply.html
Ocean Sampling Day and Transatlantic Ocean Science and Ocean Literacy Workshop. Everywhere and Online - May 4-22 and June 17-26
  • During the period around June 21 2015 scientists and citizen scientists around the world will sample the ocean using a variety of methods. Join the online workshop to learn more about the Ocean Sampling Day project, and learn how to participate in the Citizen Science project, MyOSD. Meet the scientists involved in the project, and learn about the importance of microbial biodiversity. Join conversations with colleagues from around the world. The OSD 2014 involved more than 600 people from all continents and 20% of them were citizen scientists!  Phase 2 of this online workshop (June17-26) will extend the conversation to document the actions of citizen scientists participating in MyOSD and to continue to develop the network. To register: http://www.coexploration.org/oe2015
Adopt-a-Fish. West Vancouver, BC - May 9
  • Pick up your Salmon Release Certificate at West Vancouver Memorial Library and then head to Memorial Park to release a baby Coho Salmon (called a smolt) into the wild! Once released, the smolt will swim to Burrard Inlet and spend the next two years at sea before returning to McDonald Creek to start the next generation of salmon. What a journey! More info: dcarson@westvanlibrary.ca 11AM - 1PM
ACCESS Conference 2015. St. Andrews, NB - May 10-13
  • ACCESS (Atlantic Canada Coastal & Estuarine Science Society) is a non-profit organization that is organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes, committed to the science of studying and managing coastal and estuarine habitats in Atlantic Canada http://meeting1.mathstat.dal.ca/
Paddlefest Music & Outdoor Recreation Festival. St. Andrews, NB - May 14-17 
  • Combining music, art and outdoor activities for a full weekend of fun! During the day, canoeing, kayaking, cycling, and paddleboarding are just a few of activities found around the town and surrounding area. In the evenings and into the night, the town transforms into a unique musical landscape, with live music happening in the Main Stage, centrally located in the town square, as well as at many restaurants, cafes and venues across town. Info: http://www.paddlefestnb.ca/wp/
Beach Walk at Macaulay Point.  Esquimalt, BC - May 17
  • In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the first field trips organized by the Natural History Society of British Columbia, the Royal BC Museum in partnership with Victoria Natural History Society, is leading a series of nature walks (Field Trippers - 125 years and Counting). Join past and present RBCM curatorial staff, as we travel with and among the wondrous natural history curiosities found along our shoreline. Come dressed in your favourite 1890s fashion (dress code not required). Meet at 9:00 a.m. at base of boat ramp (parking located off Munro St. near Lampson St.). Contact Melissa Frey at 250-387-6513 or 250-383-2836 for more information or visit http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/events/field-trippers-125-years-and-counting-2/ 
Oceans Past V. Tallinn, Estonia - May 18-20
  • This conference, the fifth in the Oceans Past series that explores multidisciplinary perspectives on the history of human interactions with life in the ocean, will provide a forum where the latest research in marine environmental history and historical marine ecology can be presented and debated, and easily accessible to all researchers and policy makers. http://hmap.sea.ee/index.php/oceans-past-conference
The Walrus Talks Water. Halifax, NS - May 25
  • Eighty minutes of lively, thought-provoking ideas about the impact, use, and health of water in Canadian and global society. Featured speakers include: Dave Courchene (Nii Gaani Aki Inini – Leading Earth Man), founder and leader, Turtle Lodge; John Geiger, Royal Canadian Geographical Society; Alanna Mitchell, Science journalist and author; and John Smol, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change among others.  Reception following. 1855 Trollope Street. Tickets: http://thewalrus.ca/the-walrus-talks-water/
Schools on Board – Arctic Ship Based Field Program. Canadian Arctic - Apply by May 25
  • This fall Schools on Board will take high school students and teachers the furthest north in its history!  A truly unique learning adventure in Canada's spectacular north, on board the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Amundsen. While experiencing spectacular views of scenic fjords, ice islands and icebergs, participants will be exposed to the on board science program through lectures and workshops presented by ArcticNet scientists, as well as participate in laboratory experiments and on-deck sampling operations including the deployment of plankton nets, oceanographic moorings and seafloor and water-sampling equipment. In addition to the science, participants explore the environmental and social issues related to climate change in Canada’s Arctic and the role of science and Inuit traditional knowledge in addressing these issues. Program dates: September 30 – October 12, 2015. www.schoolsonboard.ca
The Commons Amidst Complexity and Change. Edmonton, AB - May 25-29
  • The 15th Biannual Conference International Association for the Study of the Commons will focus on many kinds of common pool resources including fisheries, forests, and water resources as well as a host of emergent problems of social and environmental change. http://www.iasc2015.org/
2nd Blue Planet Symposium. Cairns, Australia - May 27-29
  • The 2nd Symposium seeks to bring ocean observations to users by connecting leaders and representatives of various international organizations and networks, research scientists and postdoctoral and graduate students. http://www.blueplanetsymposium.com
Tropics to Poles: Advancing Science in High Latitudes. Whistler, BC - May 31-June 4
  • Joint conference of the 49th Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) Congress and the American Meteorological Society’s 13th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography. The joint conference will bring together a wide range of scientists from across Canada, the United States, and the world with a focus on topics in atmospheric and ocean sciences related to high latitudes. http://congress.cmos.ca/
Coming up in JUNE...

Call for Papers: Ocean Mapping. June 1
  • The Journal of Ocean Technology (JOT) invites the submission of technical papers that describe cutting edge research related to ocean mapping for its fall 2015 issue. Papers should present the results of new (i.e., not previously published) research in ocean technology, science or engineering, and be no more than 7,500 words in length. All papers are subject to a rigorous peer-review process and must be submitted no later than June 1, 2015. For more information, please e-mail dawn.roche@mi.mun.ca or visit the web site www.thejot.net. This issue of the JOT will be distributed at the Ocean Innovation conference in St. John’s, NL in October 2015 which will focus on “mapping our oceans” www.oceaninnovation.ca
Blue Economy; Blue Growth - World Ocean Summit. Lisbon, Portugal - June 3-5 World Oceans Day - Healthy oceans, healthy planet. June 8
  • World Oceans Day was first introduced in 1992 to raise awareness of the crucial role the sea plays as a source of food, oxygen and medicine. It was officially recognized by the United Nations (UN) in 2008 and is observed on June 8 each year. Numerous events are held around the world to mark World Oceans Day, including photo contests, fossil hunting walks, demonstrations, and concerts. For event ideas, to find an event or list your event: http://www.worldoceansday.org/
Sacred Waters: The Future of Human Cultures and Livelihoods in a Sea of Change. St. John's, NL - June 11-13
  • Annual symposium and AGM of the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation, with public panel discussion and networking reception on June 11th at 7PM. ACIC is a coalition of individuals, organizations, and institutions working in the Atlantic region, which are committed to achieving global sustainability in a peaceful and healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity, and participation for all. www.acic-caci.org
Beach Seine at Willows Beach.  Oak Bay (Victoria), BC - June 14
  • In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the first field trips organized by the Natural History Society of British Columbia, the Royal BC Museum in partnership with Victoria Natural History Society, is leading a series of nature walks (Field Trippers - 125 years and Counting). Join past and present RBCM curatorial staff, as we travel with and among the wondrous natural history curiosities found in the shallows along our shoreline. Come dressed in your favourite 1890s fashion (dress code not required). Meet at 9:00 a.m. at north end of Willows Beach (parking located off Beach Dr. on Esplanade). Contact Melissa Frey at 250-387-6513 or 250-383-2836 for more information or visit http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/events/field-trippers-125-years-and-counting-3/
MEOPAR 2015 Annual Science Meeting. Vancouver, BC - June 16-18
  • The Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) is a team of outstanding Canadian researchers who are improving Canada’s ability to manage and respond to risk in the marine environment. The Annual Scientific Meeting, also known as MEOPalooza, brings together the entire network, including principal investigators, MEOPeers, Board members and MEOPAR staff. http://meopar.ca/save-the-date-meopalooza-our-annual-scientific-meeting-asm/
First Ocean Literacy in Canada Conference. Vancouver, BC - June 17-18
  • The Canadian Network for Ocean Education's (CaNOE) ‘Ocean Literacy in Canada’ conference will bring scientists, educators and communicators together to advance ocean literacy in Canada. This two-day workshop and AGM will include presentations, field trips, and provide the networking and dialoguing opportunities necessary to create a unified, coordinated approach to enhancing Canadian ocean literacy. http://oceanliteracy.ca/ocean-literacy-conference-2015/
 
Let's get a dialogue going! CaNOE members are encouraged to contribute to the Website Blog and Events Calendar through info@oceanliteracy.ca
 
 
 
 
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