Biodiversity Science for Sustainability of Canada's Three Oceans
The 2020 Vision of Canada’s Oceans Dialogue; a series of presentations and open exchanges (see blog posts, presentations, podcasts and twitter, #Oceans2020) among ~80 major stakeholders in Canada’s oceans, in an invitational two-day dialogue to address how science can inform policy towards sustainable ocean use.
To join the discussion, download speaker presentations for each dialogue session and/or listen to each dialogue session’s podcast. Then post comments to the blog or send us a tweet with hashtag #Oceans2020 to join the discussion. We want to hear from you.
Oceans world-wide are changing: warmer ocean temperatures; declining extent and thickness of sea ice; ocean acidification, as a result of carbon dioxide dissolving in the ocean; oxygen depletion in waters; changes to the food web; and declines in multiple commercial fish stocks, despite recovery efforts. More ›
Canada’s three oceans form the longest coastline and cover the largest ocean surface area in the world, yet the Canadian ocean science research community is small and scattered from coast to coast, at many institutions and laboratories. Consequently, sustainably managing our oceans is a complicated problem. More ›
Sustainable management of Canada’s oceans requires Canadians to manage our activities in a way that avoids causing harm to the environment and ecosystems, and ensure our well-being. This requires the coordination and collaboration among stakeholders to seek the appropriate balance More ›