The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland presents Propelling the Blue Economy: Connecting Our Oceans, Our People, Our Future, a 3-day Virtual Symposium for scientists, researchers, government representatives, industry stakeholders, NGOs, Indigenous and coastal communities to exchange and share their experiences and ideas on all aspects of The Ocean Decade.
This event will provide an interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and solutions to assist in the development of a common framework that will contribute to the development of a sustainable blue economy for Canada and the world.
Session topics will cover a range of coastal and ocean interests including: implications of shipping, optimization of commercial fisheries, coastal and ocean data, and marine spatial planning.
The event also features a keynote speaker, Alison Clausen. Allison is a Program Specialist with the Marine Policy and Regional Coordination Section Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission UNESCO.
The virtual event will be held 23-25 November 2021.