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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.

Defining OFI Impact - A Virtual Conference

OFI has reached its mid-point, with our research poised to be more relevant than ever. In the context of Canada’s throne speech, our discussion will focus on how OFI can contribute to the goal of achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2050, Ocean Sustainability, and on fostering the Blue Economy.  

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development officially begins in January - a critical time to profile the relevance of OFI work in the national and international context.    

Join us for presentations and workshops supporting work toward OFI Blue Papers on the Blue Economy and Carbon Neutrality,  demonstrating how OFI can catalyse this critical conversation, with impact regionally, nationally, and internationally in the coming decade. 

Learn more on the conference page and Register Here. 

Research Week at MUN Nov 23-27, 2020

Investigators involved in OFI projects will be participating in MUN's annual Research Week. The goal of the week is to celebrate and raise awareness of the university’s world-class research expertise and encourage more multi-disciplinary collaboration among our research community.

The OFI-specific discussion panel is called:

The Ocean Frontier Institute and the Global Challenge of Sustainable Ocean Use
Tuesday, November 24, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

The global ocean plays a central role in Earth’s life support system, yet humanity struggles to meet The UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 to “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.” Research leaders from the Ocean Frontier Institute will lead an interactive discussion on how our transdisciplinary research unites natural scientists, social scientists, and engineers to help understand a changing ocean and to use that knowledge to develop more sustainable resource benefits and more effective governance in fisheries, aquaculture, marine ecosystems, and coastal communities. Our focus on the Northwest Atlantic, a global hotspot for climate change and the engine of the Newfoundland and Labrador economy, will provide critical input to the UN Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development, which will begin in 2021. Through short presentations and an interactive discussion, we will discuss how ocean research can support sustainable ocean development.

Panelists are Dr. Paul Snelgrove, Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee, Dr. Ian Fleming, Dr. Kelly Hawboldt and Dr. Brad deYoung.

Learn more about this panel here and register through WebEx.

View the entire 2020 MUN Research Week events calendar. 

Ocean Frontier 2021 - Vision For The Future Conference 

November 16-19, 2021 Halifax, Nova Scotia 

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, the conference has been delayed until 2021. More details to follow soon!

Previous Events


The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030: North Atlantic Regional Workshop