The 2020 Vision Dialogue brings together major stakeholders in Canada's oceans to discuss how science can inform policy to maintain productive oceans that provide maximum benefits to Canadians. Here is a recap story of Day 2 morning sessions and open dialogue.
The 2020 Vision Dialogue brings together major stakeholders in Canada's oceans to discuss how science can inform policy to maintain productive oceans that provide maximum benefits to Canadians. Here is a recap story of Day 2 afternoon sessions and open dialogue
Canada Ocean Lecture series' aim is to create awareness of Canada's vast marine environment and its importance to Canadians. This year's Canada Ocean Lecture "Collaboration and Communication: Two Keys to Our Ocean’s Future" presented by Dr. John Nightingale, President and CEO of the Vancouver Aquarium and Marine Science Centre. Here is a recap story of 2020 Vision of Canada's Oceans Dialogue - Day 1 PM Canada Ocean Lecture.
"Why is that so difficult to admit? With this epiphany, I began to realize that I don’t really know what my other options are. It seems that the only career paths talked about are the ones that lead back to academia, even when they are not the most numerous and are definitely not the only ones that can lead to a fulfilling career. How do I break free of the Ivory Tower?" - Janelle HrycikRead More
Op-ed by Martha Crago, Dalhousie University's Vice-President Research and founder and chairperson of the Canadian Consortium of Ocean Research Universities.
The following op-ed first appeared in the Hill Times then Dal News. Dr. Crago presented 'Findings from the Expert Assessment of Ocean Science Report' at the 2020 Vision of Canada's Oceans Dialogue. View her presentation and listen to her podcast, then JOIN THE DISCUSSION by posting comments to the blog or sending us a tweet (#Oceans2020). We want to hear from you!Read More
Dialogue leaders share their visions for ocean sustainability by 2020.
What is your vision for ocean sustainability? How can Canada ensure sustainable oceans by 2020? What are the tangible steps that need to occur to accomplish this goal?Read More
Canada’s coastline and ocean surface area are greater than most countries, yet less than 1% of it is protected. The federal government has committed to establishing networks of marine protected areas (MPAs) covering at least 10% of our coastal and marine areas by 2020, especially areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services.Read More
Think of the oceans as a play, and the different species of animals, plants, algae, fungi, bacteria and viruses, as the actors. We suspect that many ocean species have important roles, even the species we don’t eat or typically think about. No matter how far from the coastline you live, the oceans affect you, because they contribute to the many global cycles that sustain Earth. In the words of Shakespeare, “the play’s the thing” and keeping the ecological play on the ocean stage is our top priority.
How do we move forward to bring policy and science together in order to maintain productive oceans and maximize benefits to Canadians?Read More
Hugh Possingham, Mark Carr, Melanie Austen and David Policansky share their policies success from Australia, California, Europe and US, respectively. What can Canada learn from these 4 case studies? What are Canada's policy success stories?Read More
Canada is a very large country with a very modest population. As a result, the tax base available for the various government uses is also small, especially when spread across this vast land. No matter how anyone feels about the ideology of different government agencies, when it comes to ocean science, the fact remains that government cannot do it all, and that situation is getting worse. It is time for some innovation – time to find different models to expand the research, policy development and management of our oceans.Read More
The recent report on Ocean Sciences points out a gap in collaboration. What can be done that would help universities work better with government ministries in the interest of better ocean management? - Martha CragoRead More
CHONe’s mandate is to provide deliverables that are useful to the formation of policy on the conservation of Canadian oceans; they include development of new tools, models, and decision frameworks, as well as new discoveries and the delivery of advisory reports, presentations and other public awareness products.Read More
Several Canadian research networks exist: Canadian Healthy Oceans Network (CHONe), Arctic Net, Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network (CAISN), Canadian Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture Network (CIMTAN), Canadian Fisheries Research Network (CFRN), Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response (MEOPAR), Ocean Management Research Network (OMRN), and Ocean Network Canada (ONC). They have brought together ocean scientists from across Canada to generate the knowledge required to sustainably manage Canada’s oceans resources.Read More
For young, early-career scientists, the path to participating in sustainable ocean management is winding. Navigating the complex realities of ocean management in Canada quickly becomes overwhelming for the enthused, but unaware and young academic. Marine scientists are now assuming new, emerging roles – from advising policy, to developing partnerships with industry, to interacting with the general public and media.Read More