Reflecting on ocean education successes

Wow, what a year it has been! This year CaNOE hosted the first Ocean Literacy in Canada conference, elected the organization's first Board of Directors, and began strategic planning for the years to come.

As 2015 comes to a close, we encourage all our members to reflect on the ocean education initiatives you have heard about or been a part of this year. If you participated in an event promoting the work of CaNOE, remember to log it here on our education & outreach form.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we thank you all for your passion, effort, and continued work to help advance ocean literacy across the country.

Haley & Heather
The SPLASHmail Team

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What's happening near you?



We want to support and promote ocean education events in Canada and beyond so please tell us what you or others are planning!!  Use our quick and easy form to submit an event for the January 2016 SPLASHmail… please click here.

Looking ahead to 2016...

Webinar - Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation in partnership with the Canadian Rivers Institute present Getting your feet wet: an introduction to water quality monitoring and data analysis
January 20, 2016, 2-3PM AST.

Social Coast Forum: A training for coastal managers, planner, and people who support them.
February 9, 2016. Charleston, SC, USA.

23rd Annual Fishermen and Scientists Research Society Conference and AGM
February 26, 2015. Dartmouth, NS.

Coastal Zone Canada Conference
June 12 - 14, 2016. Toronto, ON.
Abstract submissions for this conference are now open and will close January 31, 2016.

International Marine Conservation Congress 2016 (IMCC4)
July 30 - Aug 3, 2016. St. John's, NL. 
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Grant opportunity

WWF-Canada wants to support creative ideas from Canadians on how to protect, restore, monitor, educate and celebrate nature. 

Go Wild Community Grants will award grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to support creative ideas from Canadians on how to protect, restore, monitor, educate and celebrate nature!

Applications are due by 5 p.m. E.S.T on December 21, 2015.

'Because the Ocean' Declaration at COP21

We're jumping for joy with the recent announcement of the 'Because the Ocean' Declaration at the COP21 Conference in Paris. On November 29, 11 countries initiated and signed the “Because the Ocean” declaration, which calls for:
1. A special report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the ocean,
2. A UN conference on Ocean and Seas to establish a regular review and benchmarking of SDG 14, the UN Ocean Sustainable Development Goal, and 
3. The development of an ocean action plan under the UNFCCC.
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Photo credits: Humpback whale jumping by Mark Williams , Students on boat by Peter Chadwick