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Upcoming Coastal and Ocean Events


Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society (ACCESS) 2021 Conference


ACCESS’s first digital conference is scheduled for 13-14 May 2021, providing a forum for connecting emerging and established scientists to share their aquatic research. The format of the conference will require pre-recorded video presentations and/or poster PDFs that will remain accessible to attendees for an extended period.



28th Annual Fishermen and Scientists Research Society (FSRS) Virtual Conference: March 25th 2021


The FSRS is a non-profit organization that has promoted the long-term sustainability of the marine fishing industry in Atlantic Canada by active collaboration between fishermen and scientists since 1994. The annual conference provides an opportunity for dedicated fishermen representing their industry, researchers from government, academia and non-profit organizations, students, and the general public to converge on issues relating to the research and sustainability of our valuable marine resources.



Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Nova Scotia Seafarmers Digital Series


A series of online events explore unique topics that impact the fisheries and aquaculture industry. The series draws on regional and international perspectives to advance the latest thinking in market development, environmental stewardship and climate change, and business readiness in the wake of COVID-19. Two events have already taken place and recordings are available on the event website.



Coastal Zone Canada 2021


Registration is open for the virtual Iqaluit 2021 conference scheduled for June 13-16, 2021. The conference theme is: “Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit: Planning and Preparing for the Future”. Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) is founded on four Maligait or natural laws, including: 1) Working for the common good; 2) Protecting all living things; 3) Maintaining balance; and 4) Continually planning and preparing for the future. IQ speaks to the inter-connectedness of the world and Inuit society’s respect for our place in the universe.


Due to the generous contributions from conference sponsors the registration cost is $50 for full online access to CZC2021.



CoastGIS 2021


CoastGIS 2021, the 14th international Coastal GIS Symposium, will be held on 16-18 September 2021 as a hybrid event in Raseborg on the South Coast of Finland at Novia University of Applied Sciences and online, enabling both in-person and virtual participation.


The symposium theme "Sustainable Coastal Planning in a Changing World" refers to the challenges faced worldwide in light of sustainable development and emphasis will be on cooperation in spatial planning between countries. The symposium aims to address recent challenges in managing our coastlines effectively and sustainably.


Abstract submission for oral and poster presentations is open until April 15. Registration will be open from May 15 to August 31.




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