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COAST Talks: Global Ocean Observation – Opportunities for Pacific Canada

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Pacific Time
Zoom Webinar

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From rising sea levels to decreasing oxygen levels, changes to our oceans affect everything from weather patterns to commerce to the ability of the planet to sustain life. That’s why the monitoring of our oceans and collaborating to share data is critical to understanding and mitigating these changes and enabling a global sustainable blue economy.

In our next COAST Talk, a panel of local and global ocean observation experts explores Pacific Canada’s need for an ocean observation solution that allows systems and data to talk to each other to provide an integrated picture of what’s happening in our oceans. Explore how we bypass barriers to progress and create collaborative opportunities for success.

Led by moderator Julie Angus, Founder and CEO of Open Ocean Robotics, our panelists include:

  • Denis D’Amours, Executive Director, Canadian Integrated Ocean Observation System (CIOOS) Pacific will provide an update on phases 1 and 2 of the development of CIOOS and a look ahead at what’s next for this national initiative.
  • Jan Newton, Executive Director, Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS), will provide an overview of ocean observation efforts in the U.S. and global opportunities for ocean observation.
  • David Fissel, Senior Scientist, ASL Environmental Sciences, will share his insights into how ocean observation powers the blue economy and the role of companies moving forward.

Following the presentations, the panelists will respond to questions from the moderator and audience.