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Ocean S&T Spotlight - October 2020

ORCA at the MEOPAR Annual Science Meeting

14:45-17:30, Wednesday 28 October

Join us at MEOPAR’s Annual Science Meeting! Learn about progress to date on ‘Advancing the Sharing of Infrastructure’ in Canada and engage in discussions that will help shape future directions. ORCA and MEOPAR are pleased to reconvene the ocean science and technology community from across the country to share developments on three key initiatives identified for implementation at the Creating a Culture of Successful Collaboration meeting in April 2018.

  • the new, soon-to-be launched ORCA website, a platform for collaboration that consolidates existing tools and new tools developed by the ocean science community;
  • the Canadian Ocean Infrastructure Portal (COIP), and;
  • the Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS)

We’ll be discussing how these initiatives can be used to support collaboration across the Canadian ocean science and technology community, and the next steps.

For more information, and to register, check out: https://meopar.ca/news/asm-atm-2020/


Seeking input: the Ocean Noise Strategy for Canada

The Government of Canada is seeking your input on a proposed framework that will be used to develop an Ocean Noise Strategy for Canada. The input gathered through this process will be used to direct next steps, including the development of a draft Strategy, with initial recommendations, in summer 2021.

This federal strategy will help to establish a whole-of-government approach and long-term plan to guide federal science research, technology development and the management of anthropogenic marine noise in Canada’s oceans.

Options to comment on the proposed framework include:


Update on Canadian Engagement in the UN Decade at the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC)

8:30 - 10:00am, Friday 20 November

In 2021, the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development will officially begin. Learn more about the UN Decade and early ideas on what individuals and organizations can do to contribute to this international effort during a panel session at CSPC.

To see the full program and to register, check out: https://sciencepolicy.ca/



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