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Mark your calendar! OFI supports various events — from workshops to lectures and community-based activities — that provide learning opportunities about our ocean.

Coming up ... 

  • Managing the Seas for People and Nature; a public lecture by Dr. Rashid Sumaila of the University of British Columbia. Sept 18, 7:30 pm at the Bruneau Centre, Memorial University, St. John's, NL. Dr. Sumaila is a world-renowned scientist who is widely published and has received a number of awards in recognition of his work, including the 2017 Volvo Environment Prize. He will address a crucial question still facing humanity: How to successfully manage the seas to ensure long-term sustainability while meeting the needs of people?
  • Frontiers in Ocean Sustainability, co-designing research and solutions, Sept. 19-21, Dalhousie University, Halifax. Learn more ...
  • The GREAT DEBATE! Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, 6101 University Ave., Halifax.
    Join us as we welcome some of the world’s greatest minds in ocean science and space exploration for a fun and engaging debate inspired by the question: “What is the next frontier: space or the ocean?”  
    Kathryn Sullivan, former NASA astronaut and current member of OFI's governance committee, will be joined by Canadian astrophysicist Christian Marois on the team representing space. Mark Abbott, president and director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (which is also an OFI partner), German marine biologist Antje Boetius and OFI reseacher, Boris Worm join forces on the ocean side. Well-known author, speaker and TV science broadcaster Jay Ingram of Daily Planet fame will serve as emcee. Free admission with limited seats available.