Sustainable Ocean Conference 2022 - Dive Deeper

Sustainable Ocean Conference 2022 - Dive Deeper

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Dalhousie Student Union, McInnis Room

6136 University Avenue

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2


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Explore complex topics of ocean conservation and sustainability by navigating below the surface of current marine issues!

About this event

The Sustainable Ocean Conference is a free public event that brings together an audience of students, faculty, members of the marine management community, and the general public. This conference is supported by the Sobey Fund for Oceans and is organized annually by the students of the Marine Affairs Program at Dalhousie University.

This conference will take place virtually and in-person in the McInnes Room on the second floor of the Dalhousie Student Union Building at 6136 University Avenue. At the time of registration, please choose whether you will be attending online or in-person (this can be changed up to a week before the event). The conference will begin on Friday September 23rd from 6pm - 9:30pm and continue on Saturday September 24th from 8:30am - 5:30pm.

The conference aims to explore multi-disciplinary approaches for creating healthy oceans and sustainable economies. Collectively, the Sustainable Ocean Conference aims to promote opportunities for collaboration on solutions addressing a range of issues affecting our ocean ecosystems. While the overall aim of the event remains the same, each new class brings in different perspectives, themes, keynote speakers, and academic presentations that make each year’s conference unique.

This year's theme is Dive Deeper. We will be exploring complex topics of ocean conservation and sustainability, by navigating below the surface of current marine issues. This conference will achieve diversity through depth by showcasing the research and interdisciplinary talents of the 2021-2022 MMM Cohort. We will dive deeper into the work of others in the local, national, and international community.

Schedule: *subject to change

Friday September 23rd 2022 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

  • Welcome and Smudging Ceremony: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Poster Session One - Current Waves in Conservation: 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Panel Discussion: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Networking: 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Saturday September 24th 2022 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

  • Opening: 8:30 am – 9:00 am
  • Oral Session One - Folks and Fish: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Poster Session Two Charting Forward: 10:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Oral Session Two - Sea Creature Features: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Poster Session Three - Tide to Table: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Lunch / Games: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
  • Keynote Presentation: 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
  • Poster Session Four - Sustainable Shores: 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
  • Networking: 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Awards + Prizes + Silent Auction: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Networking: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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