2020 Vision of Canada's Oceans Dialogue

December 5-6, 2013 Vancouver, BC

Hosted by the Canadian Healthy Oceans Network in partnership with the Centre for Coastal Science and Management, Simon Fraser University. 


How can Canada improve on ensuring sustainable oceans? Historically, Canada has developed ambitious objectives for sustainable oceans but like many nations we struggle to actually attain those goals. The 2020 Vision of Canada's Oceans Dialogue will bring together ~80 major stakeholders in Canada’s oceans (including government agencies) in an invitational two-day dialogue to address how science can inform policy towards sustainable oceans in the context of predicted changes associated with human activities.

Through presentations, panel discussions and open dialogue, we will build a roadmap that identifies mechanisms to bring policy and science together, considering past successes at home and internationally in order to maintain productive oceans that provide maximum benefits to Canadians.

Steering Committee

Dialogue Moderators

Sponsors confirmed to date:

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


Thursday, December 5  and Friday, December 6