COINAtlantic Brand Transition
In the fall of 2013, a team of Dalhousie University management students worked with the ACZISC on communication and sponsorship. They recommended resolving our dual identities (i.e. ACZISC and COINAtlantic), before seeking new avenues of funding. At an Annual General Meeting of the ACZISC Association, held 16 September 2015, it was agreed that revisions would be made to the ACZISC Association Bylaws associated with the identity change and that they would be sent to membership for comment prior to approval. At the ACZISC Association’s Special Meeting of 18 April 2016, the transition from using the ACZISC identity to the Coastal and Ocean Information Network Atlantic identity as the organization’s name was approved.
The moniker ‘COINAtlantic’ will now refer to all of the activities of the organization, with the Network encompassing the breath of the Atlantic Canadian ICOM Community of Practice. Within the structure of COINAtlantic there continues to be a Steering Committee. This committee is composed of representatives from those organizations that have a significant mandate for coastal and ocean management and / or have contributed financially to the work of the Network. Its role is to advise the Secretariat and to influence the direction, products, and initiatives of the Network (e.g. themes of COINAtlantic Workshops).
The Network's newsletter has been renamed the COINAtlantic Coastal Update Newsletter, its format and distribution will remain the same. ACZISC Meetings will become COINAtlantic workshops and will rotate as in the past between the Atlantic Provinces. The thematic workshops will occur twice a year (spring and fall) instead of three times a year.
Visit About us to learn more about the previous ACZISC working group structure.
Visit COINAtlantic Publications to read more about the revisions to the ACZISC Association Bylaws associated with the identity update.