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Canada’s Ocean Decade Newsletter
June 2022 – Issue 3

Ocean Decade Newsletter (June 2022)
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Community of champions feature

Paul Snelgrove – A healthy and resilient ocean

Dr. Paul Snelgrove, Decade Champion for a Healthy and Resilient Ocean, Associate Scientific Director at Ocean Frontier Institute and Research Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

The Ocean Decade Community of Champions was created with one champion for each Decade Outcome. This community will mobilize the Canadian ocean community and foster creation of innovative and transformative science-based actions. Paul Snelgrove, Champion for A Healthy and Resilient Ocean, has been reflecting on his role and vision for his thematic network:

“Canada will only achieve a healthy and resilient ocean on our 3 coasts through sustainability strategies informed by strong science and embraced by local stakeholders and rights holders. Our group will work to bring together ongoing and emergent science programs in diversity disciplines that can support such strategies, engage partners, and apply lessons learned to identify where strategies proved successful in one application and may have potential application elsewhere. Through networking of networks we hope to maximize Canada’s ambitions for a healthy and resilient ocean in the context of the Ocean Decade.”

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Submit your stories for Stream2Sea

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The Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition (COLC) is inviting Canadians from coast to coast to coast and everywhere in between to share their stories of connection with the ocean, and how this connection may be changing. The stories can feature significant places, changes and observations, as well as solutions and action. Stories are woven into an interactive online StoryMap where everyone can go to explore the stories and solutions offered. This project will help to inform Canada’s ocean science priorities and ongoing work as part of the Ocean Decade.

We are all connected to the ocean – what is your story? Submit yours by visiting Stream2Sea.

What’s happening during Ocean Week Canada?

Join Ocean Week Canada 2022 June 3 to 12! This rapidly growing national collaboration and celebration of the ocean, through events, learning, and action, engages Canadians with the ocean and waterways that connect us, inland to the sea.

Ways to get involved

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Check out the summary report from the Canadian Ocean Decade Workshop!

In follow-up to Canada’s launch event for the Ocean Decade held in March 2021, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Hakai Institute, and the Quadra Centre for Coastal Dialogue co-hosted a virtual workshop in May 2021 to further engage the Canadian ocean community in discussions to inform Canada’s Blueprint for the Ocean Decade.

Read the summary report to hear the outcomes of those discussions.

Welcoming the world to IMPAC5

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From February 3 to 9, 2023, the world’s leading ocean conservation professionals will meet in Vancouver, Canada. The 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) is an opportunity for the global community of marine conservation managers and practitioners to exchange knowledge, experience and best practices to strengthen the conservation of marine biodiversity and to protect the natural and cultural heritage of the ocean. Registration for IMPAC5 will open during World Ocean Week (June 3 to 12, 2022).

Co-designing applied ocean models to support communities in the Northeast Pacific

Ocean Networks Canada and the Tula Foundation hosted this virtual event on May 13 to discuss how digital representations of the oceans (digital twins) can be used to help better understand and predict ocean processes and support decision making in coastal communities on topics such as conservation, climate-change, and mitigation of marine hazards. Please visit the event page for more information.

Upcoming Ocean Decade events

For more Ocean Decade events, check out the events page and feel free to let us know if there is something that should be added!

Contact us!

Website: United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (20212030)

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