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               SPLASHmail  June 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
 
Ocean Literacy Conference update: 
We are delighted at the level of interest in ocean literacy in Canada and we look forward to seeing everyone in Vancouver on June 17. Sessions on June 17 are now full but there are still places for the exciting CaNOE Quests (field trips) on June 18. Sign up here.  All CaNOE members are also invited to the reception and summer solstice networking event at Science World on June 17 (details below)!
 


A family investigates marine life during a beach seine at Willow's Beach in Victoria last fall. A spring beach seine is planned for June 14. 
 
~ World Oceans Day 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/2015-celebrations/   For a list of events provided by CaNOE members, see below!

JUNE EVENTS
(see below for details and links)
  • Seacology by Kayak. Halifax, NS - June 2
  • Blue Economy; Blue Growth - World Ocean Summit. Lisbon, Portugal - June 3-5
  • Yoga by the Sea. Halifax NS - June 3
  • Oceans Day at the Maritime Museum. Halifax NS - June 5
  • Come Fathom the Deep! Around Newfoundland - June 5-7
  • Wave of Waste Project. Halifax, NS - June 6
  • World Oceans Day at the Vancouver Aquarium. Vancouver, BC and online - June 6. 
  • Discovery Centre Oceans Day Weekend. Halifax, NS - June 6-7
  • Surfrider Foundation (in collaboration with Science World British Columbia) – Vancouver, BC - June 6 - 7
  • World Oceans Day. Sidney, BC - June 7
  • For the Love of Sharks! Halifax, NS - June 7
  • The Ocean and You: Why Does it Matter? Halifax, NS - June 8
  • A Celebration of the Salish Sea. Vancouver, BC and online - 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
  • The Great Bear Sea Documentary Film. Vancouver, BC and online - June 16
  • MEOPAR’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). Vancouver, BC - June 16-18
  • Ocean Literacy in Canada Conference and AGM. Vancouver, BC - June 17-18
  • Summer Solstice Celebration & Networking Event. Vancouver, BC - June 17
Coming in July/August...
  • Call for Papers: Multipurpose offshore platforms. August 28 

JUNE Detailed Listings:

Seacology by Kayak. Halifax, NS - June 2
  • This is the annual kick-off to 'Seacology', a series of guided sea kayak tours accompanied by local experts and enthusiasts. These weekly tours focus on topics such as marine and coastal ecology, oceanography, geology and more! $30 equipment rental from East Coast Outfitters. 6-8 pm. More info: http://www.eastcoastoutfitters.com/calendar/  
 
Blue Economy; Blue Growth - World Ocean Summit. Lisbon, Portugal - June 3-5  
Yoga by the Sea. Halifax NS - June 3. 
  • A 1 hour yoga session next to the ocean. Carolina, a local instructor from RIO Pilates and Yoga Studio, will be guiding the session while exploring our connections with the ocean. Please bring your own mat, water, etc. There is a rain date of June 10th at the same time and place. Contact Justin Cantafio (902-446-4840) for more info.
 
Oceans Day at the Maritime Museum. Halifax NS - June 5.
  • Ecology Action Centre and a number of other groups will be setting up booths at what is one of the longest-held Oceans Day activities on the East Coast Annually, this even attracts over 1000 visitors and we’re hoping that this year’s exhibit will be bigger than ever! This event is particularly great for kids who want to learn more about our oceans. Contact the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (902-424-7490) for more info.  https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/   More Halifax events: https://www.ecologyaction.ca/oceansweek2015
 
Come Fathom the Deep! Around Newfoundland - June 5-7
  • On Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th there will be celebrations around the province for World Oceans Day.  From eco boat tours, ROV demos, touch tanks to ocean film to cleaning up local beaches and more!   For all the details and locations please visit  http://coastalexplorers.net/world-oceans-day-2015/.  Many events are free and there is something for everyone!
 
Wave of Waste Project. Halifax, NS - June 6
  • As part of the 100in1Day festival, this project will create space for the Halifax community to reconnect with their oceans and coasts. The Wave of Waste is a replica of sculptor Donna Hiebert‘s “The Wave” and will be made mainly from marine waste and recycled material. You are invited to participate with the construction of the Wave and, through a photo pledge, you can commit to actions that you can do to maintain healthy oceans and communities! This event is a collaboration between Your Environment Sustainability Society (YESS), OCEANS-NS, Dalhousie University and the Awesome Foundation. Contact Anika Riopel (902-802‐9666) for more info and join the Facebook event! http://waveofwasteproject.weebly.com/
 
World Oceans Day at the Vancouver Aquarium. Vancouver, BC and online - June 6. 
  • Join the Vancouver Aquarium and coastal communities around the world in celebrating World Oceans Day.  The oceans are a big part of our lives whether we think about them every day or not.  Half of the oxygen we breathe comes from plankton that lives in the ocean.   Warm water from the ocean fuels rainstorms that deliver freshwater for growing our food.  Visitors to the Aquarium will enjoy learning about all the great ocean conservation work that is being done to protect our ocean!  Join us early for a webcast on converting plastic into fuel at 10am in our 4D theatre. http://www.vanaqua.org/experience/events/annual-and-upcoming-events/world-oceans-day-2015
 
Discovery Centre Oceans Day Weekend. Halifax, NS - June 6-7
  • Join the Discovery Centre for a weekend of fun and learning, and help celebrate the opening weekend of their new exhibit "Ocean Bound"! Saturday will focus on marine conservation and Sunday will be on ocean science and technology. A large focus will be about watersheds, and the ways in which our rivers and streams eventually connect to the oceans. Contact the Discovery Centre (902-492-4422 ext. 2221) for more info.  http://thediscoverycentre.ca/explore/special-events
 
Surfrider Foundation (in collaboration with Science World British Columbia) – Vancouver, BC - June 6 - 7
  • Join the Vancouver chapter of Surfrider Foundation for a weekend of ocean awareness focussed on plastic micro beads, cigarette waste, and appreciating our beaches.  Learn about pollution and how it affects marine wildlife while you take part in a mini “beach cleanup” activity. TELUS World of Science (program free with admission) 11:00AM http://www.vancouverbc.surfrider.org/events/
 
World Oceans Day. Sidney, BC - June 7
  • This free event in Sidney's Beacon Park is hosted by the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre. Activities, games, exhibitors, educators, scientists, music, food, artists, face-painting, photo-booth, beach-cleanup, discounted whale-watching and more! Come out 11am-3pm and celebrate all things oceans! http://www.oceandiscovery.ca/world-oceans-day-2014
For the Love of Sharks! Halifax, NS - June 7
  • For the Love of Sharks presents: the spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias. Learn about the biology of this little shark, and discover some of the challenges it faces in Canadian waters. There will also be a shark dissection to help us to understand what makes these sharks tick! This promises to be a fun and educational event for the whole family. Contact Emily Dodge for more info.  Museum of Natural History. Tel. (902) 424-7353.
 
The Ocean and You: Why Does it Matter? Halifax, NS - June 8
  • Hosted by the International Ocean Institute at the Museum of Natural History, the 11th annual Elisabeth Mann Borgese Ocean Lecture will feature a panel discussion entitled The Ocean and You: Why does it matter? Confirmed panelists include Dr. Boris Worm from Dalhousie University’s Biology Department, Dr. Kumiko Azetsu-Scott (Research Scientist, Oceanography & Climate Section, DFO), Heather Kelday (Executive Director, Nova Scotia Sea School), Bud Streeter (President, Lloyd’s Register Canada Ltd) and Dr. Doug Wallace from Dalhousie University’s Oceanography Department. Reception to follow with an opportunity to explore ocean-themed exhibits at the museum Contact IOI (902 494 6918) for more info.
 
A Celebration of the Salish Sea. Vancouver, BC and online - June 8. 
  • Join the Vancouver Aquarium and Georgia Strait Alliance for a celebration of the Salish Sea!  Our evening begins with a status report on the biodiversity of Howe Sound followed by a screening of a 30-minute documentary film, “The Unknown Sea”.  The film introduces us to the recently-named Salish Sea ecosystem through the eyes of a budding marine biologist touring the sea by historic schooner.  Then, Dr. Joe Gaydos, scientist and conservationist, will use striking photographs and an entertaining narrative to take us further into understanding the workings of the Salish Sea and the myriad creatures that call it home. 6:30PM.  Get your tickets now.         
 
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/
 
The Great Bear Sea Documentary Film. Vancouver, BC and online - June 16. 
  • What Will the B.C. Coast Look Like in 20 Years?  The Great Bear Sea is a wild expanse of ocean where whales, wolves, bears and humans thrive in rich coastal ecosystems. The Great Bear Sea is also a place where worlds collide – a place full of historic conflicts, emerging struggles over ocean resources, and world leading solutions.  Join the Vancouver Aquarium and makers of a new documentary film, “The Great Bear Sea” for the Vancouver premiere of the film followed by a panel discussion about the future of The Great Bear Sea.  Refreshments will be provided. 6:30PM.  Get your tickets now.               
 
MEOPAR’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). Vancouver, BC - June 16-18
  • The Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) is a national team of outstanding Canadian scientists meeting the challenges of our changing ocean. The ASM, also known as MEOPalooza, brings together the entire network, including principal investigators, MEOPeers, Board members and MEOPAR staff. This year, the ASM will be hosted in Vancouver, BC at the Sheraton Wall Centre from June 16-18. http://meopar.ca/
     
Ocean Literacy in Canada Conference and AGM. Vancouver, BC - June 17-18
  • In its inaugural conference and AGM, the Canadian Network for Ocean Education will bring 75 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. Although the conference is now full, there are still spaces available to  attend the joint reception on Wed. night at Science World (see below) or join a CaNOE Quest/Field Trip on Thursday! Info at  http://oceanliteracy.ca/ocean-literacy-conference-2015/
 
Summer Solstice Celebration & Networking Event. Vancouver, BC - June 17
  • Join educators, scientists, collaborators and champions for change at Science World 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm for this regional networking event hosted by The Walking the Talk BC Network for Sustainability Education and other partners and featuring: opportunities to network with local community partners in environment & sustainability education; a celebration and exchange of local school sustainability success stories and a selection of hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Please click here to RSVP.  Free for CaNOE members (indicate CaNOE on RSVP form).
 
 
Coming in July/August...
 
Call for Papers: Multipurpose offshore platforms. August 28
The Journal of Ocean Technology (JOT) production team invites the submission of technical papers that describe cutting edge research related to multipurpose offshore platforms for its winter 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 August 28, 2015. All peer-reviewed papers in the JOT are open access. For more information, please e-mail dawn.roche@mi.mun.ca. Visit our web site at www.thejot.net

 

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