Join us in welcoming Andrew Stone & Dr. Marc Skinner to the May Ocean Connector!

When: 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Thursday May 25, 2017

Where: T-Room, 1360 Barrington Street, Halifax

An Ocean of Opportunity

Join us as Andrew and Marc discuss genomics and Environmental DNA (eDNA), and how they are used in ocean related projects.

Genome Atlantic helps Atlantic Canada in multiple sectors including Aquaculture, Energy and Environment that intersect with the Ocean sector.

Environmental DNA (eDNA) tools are being investigated as a means to address a broad array of environmental management applications in aquatic systems including but not limited to, detection of cryptic or rare species, population dynamics, wildlife forensics, as well as ecosystem health and community assessment.
eDNA technologies are being widely investigated in freshwater habitats, however this is not the case for marine systems. Genome Atlantic and Stantec Consulting will discuss the opportunities of advancing the application of this technology in the marine sector, specifically in Atlantic Canada.

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May 26, 2015 Ocean Connector with Colin MacLean

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Colin MacLean

What?: Food, our Feature Presentation, Networking and more!

When?: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:00pm-6:00pm

Where?: T-Room, J Building, Sexton Campus, 1360 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS

 

Colin MacLean has served as President of The Waterfront Development Corporation since 2008. He is a lawyer and teacher by training, having studied at the University of King’s College, Dalhousie University, and Harvard’s Institute for Higher Education. Prior to joining Waterfront Development, Mr. MacLean served as Vice President of Nova Scotia Community College. He is a member of the National Executive Forum for Public Property, and currently serves on the Boards of the University of King’s College, and the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia.

The revenue Waterfront Development generates from its commercial activity is invested in infrastructure to promote further growth and create public enjoyment of this remarkable coastline. Through this work, Waterfront Development has invested over $40 million in public infrastructure, constructed and prepared for $500 million of mixed-use and public space development, and turned the Halifax waterfront into the #1 visited destination in Nova Scotia.

Waterfront Development projects have been recognized with awards from the Governor General’s Awards for Architectural Design, the Canadian Institute of Planners, and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada. Most recently, Waterfront Development was named Canadian Corporate Partner of the Year for tourism, and North American Port of the Year by Tall Ships America.

The Waterfront Development Corporation recently purchased the former Dartmouth Coast Guard Base with the intent of redeveloping the property to support the growth of the Ocean and Marine Sector of Nova Scotia.   Mr. MacLean will discuss how the evolving interest in Innovation Ecosystems, the increased awareness of Nova Scotia’s private sector strength in Ocean Technology, the research capacity in our post-secondary institutions and government labs, and the focus on the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy and Offshore Energy projects are all contributing to the belief that Nova Scotia has the potential to do something that is unique and builds on the strengths we have as a province.

The Transformational Potential of Marine Robots for Ocean Exploration – Ocean Connector Event + Webcast

Join Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE) for its March 2015 Ocean Connector event!

(See Details and Webcast Instructions Below)

On March 26, 2015, Dr. Mae Seto will discuss the transformational potential of marine robots for ocean exploration.  Dr. Seto is a Defence Scientist at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) and Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at Dalhousie University.  Dr. Seto’s research and technical contributions are in the areas of autonomy and control for marine robots, multi-agent systems, underwater sensors, and ship and submarine acoustics.  Dr. Seto has written numerous papers and articles in these areas, including the book for which she is editor and a contributor, Marine Robot Autonomy.

IORE’s Ocean Connector events are an opportunity for knowledge-sharing, open discussion and networking in an informal atmosphere.  Admission is free, but if you are not yet a member or associate member, please consider supporting Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE) in that way.

Where:   T-Room, J Building, Sexton Campus, 1360 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS

What:      Food, our Feature Presentation, Networking and more!

When:     4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2015

RSVP:     david.klassen@iore.ca

Webcast:  We will be broadcasting today’s session via webcast

To join us remotely, please follow these steps:

·         Go to  https://new.livestream.com/accounts/12469673/events/3913832
·         You will be taken to a LiveStream login page
·         If you do not yet have a login ID, click ‘create new account’
·         You will need to input your email address
·         An email will be sent to you immediately – open it and click ‘create account’
·         The Livestream homepage will open up – exit from there
·         Click again on the link above it – it will take you to the ‘event’ for this live feed

The broadcast will begin between 4:00 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. (Atlantic Time).  Remote participants will also have access to the ‘chat’ function which they can use to send in questions.

Don’t Miss IORE’s March 26, 2015 Ocean Connector Event with Dr. Mae Seto!

What:      The Transformational Potential of Marine Robots for Ocean Exploration
Who:       Dr. Mae Seto, Defence Scientist
When:     4:00pm – 5:30pm, March 26, 2015
Where:    The T-Room (J Building, 1360 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS)
RSVP:     david.klassen@iore.ca

Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE) is excited to announce that the speaker for our March 26th  Ocean Connector event will be Dr. M. Seto, a Defence Scientist at Defence R&D Canada (DRDC) and Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at Dalhousie University.  Dr. Seto’s research and technical contributions are in the areas of autonomy and control for marine (above, on, and under water) robots, multi-agent systems, underwater sensors, and ship and submarine acoustics.  Dr. Seto has written numerous papers and articles in these areas. This includes the book for which she is editor and a contributor, Marine Robot Autonomy.  She teaches the graduate autonomous robotics course in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at Dalhousie University.  Dr. Seto has been Chief / Principal Scientist on many DRDC trials including ones to the Canadian Arctic.  She is Past Chair of the IEEE Canadian Atlantic Section and Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering in Marine Vehicle Autonomy. In 2012 and 2013, Dr. Seto was an invited Guest Lecturer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  In 2013, Dr. Seto was at MIT as a Research Scientist collaborating with the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) in marine robot localization topics.

Dr. Seto is a former NSERC Industrial Post-Doctoral Fellow working in marine autonomous vehicles at International Submarine Engineering Research Ltd.  Her Ph.D. is in Mechanical Engineering and her B.A.Sc. is in Engineering Physics (electrical engineering option).  Both degrees are from the University of British Columbia.

Don’t miss IORE’s next Ocean Connector Event!

Boris Worm

  • Who – Dr. Boris Worm, Dalhousie fisheries scientist
  • When – 4:00pm – 6:00pm, July 24, 2014
  • Where – the T-Room (J Building, 1360 Barrington Street)
  • What: The catch about bycatch

In this talk, Dalhousie fisheries scientist Dr. Boris Worm will highlight the issue of fisheries bycatch, and how to avoid unwanted catch through ‘smart gear’ and high-resolution spatial-temporal management. The case will be made that the development of new bycatch solutions represents a global business opportunity for Nova Scotia.

See you there!