September, 2020

202025SepAll Day26Sustainable Oceans Conference 2020(All Day) Dalhousie Student UnionRegion:AtlanticTopic:Ocean Science,SustainabilityCost:No CostCountry:CanadaConfidence:Medium TagsFree,Weekday


The Sustainable Oceans Conference is a free public event that brings together a wide audience. The goal is to promote opportunities for collaboration to address the range of issues affecting our ocean. The annual conference is supported by the Sobey Fund for Oceans and is organized annually by the students of the Marine Affairs Program at Dalhousie University. It is the only student-led conference of its kind in Atlantic Canada, and is being held for the 9th consecutive year.

The ocean is our lifeline. It feeds us, provides the air that we breathe, links vast continents, and helps foster  deeper human connections. A healthy ocean supports a healthy Earth, yet finding ways to help our ocean flourish can be challenging. How can one individual make a difference when there is such a diversity of global interests influencing the ocean? The theme of our conference this year is Local Ripples, Global Waves. Leading up to the UN Decade for Ocean Science, we aim to inspire our community in Atlantic Canada to consider how their local engagement towards a healthy ocean can contribute to global solutions.

The conference aims to explore multi-disciplinary approaches for creating healthy oceans and sustainable economies. Collectively, the Sustainable Oceans Conference aims to promote opportunities for collaboration on solutions addressing a range of issues affecting our ocean ecosystems.  While the overall aim of the event remains the same, each new class brings in different perspectives, themes, keynote speakers, and academic presentations that make each year’s conference unique.

The Sustainable Oceans Conference 2020 will take place on Friday September 25th, 2020 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, and Saturday September 26th, 2020 from 9:00am – 5:30pm. The conference will be held in the McInnes Room on the second floor of the Dalhousie Student Union Building at 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS.


Friday, September 25 - 12:00am 2020 - Saturday, September 26 - 11:59pm 2020


Dalhousie Student Union

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