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COINATLANTIC COASTAL UPDATE JULY /AUGUST 2019

Dear Coastal Update Readers,

The Coastal Update has been published monthly since 1997 by the Atlantic Coastal Zone Information Steering Committee (ACZISC), now known as COINAtlantic (Coastal and Ocean Information Network Atlantic). Readers may review the archived issues of the Coastal Update in the COINAtlantic website newsletter section.

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COINATLANTIC UPDATES & CURRENT WORK

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New Versions of the COINAtlantic Geospatial Tools Released

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Welcoming the New COINAtlantic Project Officer

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HIGHLIGHTS & FEATURES

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Momentum for Change 2018 Annual Report

UN Climate Change secretariat's Momentum for Change initiative has released its Momentum for Change 2018 Annual Report. The new, interactive online report, showcases shining examples of diverse climate solutions from around the world.  In particular, the report tells the stories of 15 winners of the 2018 Global Climate Action Award, using infographics, animations, photos and videos.

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Communities, Conservation & Livelihoods Conference Proceedings & Resource Centre

The Communities, Conservation & Livelihoods 2018 International Conference co-hosted by the Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia in May 2018. The meeting spotlighted how local communities from around the world engage in environmental conservation supporting sustainable livelihoods, and how they can be best supported in policy and in practical programs. The conference brought together indigenous, community, university, government, and NGO people, to produce lessons of relevance from local to global, to build partnerships, and to shape the future linkages of communities, conservation and livelihoods. The Conference Proceedings and Resource Centre is available here.

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Harmful Algal Blooms monitoring grids Added to the Marine Regions Gazetteer

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) have a detrimental effect on the environment and can severely impact human health, marine life and ecosystems as a whole. They occur when algae grow out of control and can be caused by a number of factors, such as increased nutrient loadings or pollution. In order to monitor HAB events, the Harmful Algae Event (HAEDAT) Database was designed. This database contains records of HABs, based on yearly reports. The HAEDAT database contains monitoring grids, allowing reporters to link HAB events to fixed points and polygons. Events can then be queried based on the monitoring grid they occurred in. In total, coordinates for 554 HAB monitoring grids have been added to the Marine Regions Gazetteer.

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Declaration of a Canada - European Union Ocean Partnership

The Ocean Partnership Declaration was signed in July 2019 during the Canadian - European Union Leader’s Summit. The Declaration promotes an international partnership between Canada and the European Union that will help protect Canadian fish populations and harvesters with increased cooperation, monitoring and enforcement. Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing poses a direct threat to the stability of Canada’s fish populations, ecosystems and fisheries. This declaration is considered a step towards putting a stop to IUU fishing on international waters. 

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The Ocean Partnership Declaration was signed in July 2019 during the Canadian - European Union Leader’s Summit. The Declaration promotes an international partnership between Canada and the European Union that will help protect Canadian fish populations and harvesters with increased cooperation, monitoring and enforcement. Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing poses a direct threat to the stability of Canada’s fish populations, ecosystems and fisheries. This declaration is considered a step towards putting a stop to IUU fishing on international waters. 

CONFERENCES, EVENTS, & WEBINARS

A list of regional, national and international conferences, seminars, webinars, courses and other events of relevance to integrated coastal and ocean management is available at this link on the COINAtlantic Website.

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NEWSLETTERS & ARTICLES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

 

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DEADLINES/FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 

- 11 August 2019 is the deadline to submit applications to the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council. Applicants should be between the ages of 16 and 22, able to make a two-year commitment, including approximately 10 hours per month to Council activities.

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