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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.

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Ocean Forum 2 - How Ocean Protection Can Fuel A New Blue Economy

OFI and COVE are pleased to bring you the second in a provocative online seminar series Monday, September 21 from 12-1 p.m. (ADT).

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Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard will join Karin Kemper, Global Director of the World Bank’s Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy Global Practice, which provides financing, technical assistance, and knowledge solutions in areas such as the Blue Economy, pollution management, forests and landscapes, and environmental economics. 

The global ocean plays a critical role in the health of our planet and in the global economy. Developed nations such as Canada can play a lead role in ensuring ocean sustainability as we gain the potential benefits the ocean offers, but Canada places 8th in terms of contributing to the global blue economy, despite having the longest coastline in the world. How do we change that? Canada, like many nations, is developing a new global ocean strategy – what should that look like? What do Canada and other nations need to do to be more competitive in the global ocean economy? Learn more here.

Ocean Frontier 2020 - A Virtual Workshop

OFI is planning a virtual workshop for November 17-18, 2020. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions an in-person Vision for the Future conference has been delayed until November 2021. Both conferences are a follow up to the Ocean Frontier Institute's 2018 conference. Watch the work workshop page for more information as it becomes available.

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!ons.


Previous Events


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