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The Coastal and Ocean Information Network Atlantic (COINAtlantic) website is a hub for coastal and ocean information in Atlantic Canada. We are working to provide open and reliable access to the best information to help various stakeholders make informed decisions relevant to Atlantic Canada.

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World Oceans Day (WOD) 2011 - Events in Atlantic Canada




New Brunswick
 

St. Andrews Seafood Festival - http://www.standrewsseafoodfestival.ca/index.htm

Date: May 31 - June 5

Location: St. Andrews, NB  

 

World Oceans Day Celebration | Activités de la Journée mondiale des oceans 

Date: June 4, 10 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: St. Andrews Market Square, St. Andrews, NB 

DOWNLOAD POSTERS HERE: ENGLISH | FRENCH

 

Beach Seine Event

Date: Friday, June 10

Location: Mactaquac Provincial Park Beach

Groups of students (up to 60 per group) will have the opportunity to learn more about the ecology of rivers thanks to DFO and NB Tourism and Parks. This free event will get students to participate in a stewardship initiative by capturing fish and invertebrates, identifying, counting and releasing them to minimize our impact on the environment. Discussions will take place regarding the importance of riverine habitat and the role of rivers in our ecosystems. Don't forget your rubber boots. To book your group or for more information, please contact Danielle MacDonald by e-mail: Danielle.MacDonald “at” dfo-mpo.gc.ca or by phone at 506 363 3126 extension 225.

 


Newfoundland and Labrador

 

Topsail Beach Clean-up

Date: Wednesday June 8

Location: Conception Bay South, NL 

On World Oceans Day, come join our DFO staff members in Topsail beach for a complete make-over! This special day is meant to celebrate the important role of oceans. Let's give our environment a chance by making it a beautiful clean place. All volunteers are welcome to join! For further details, you can contact Amy Tucker at 709-772-6270 or send an e-mail to oceansday-nl "at" dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

 

The 2nd Annual World Oceans Day Family Event

Date: Saturday, June 11th, 10 AM - 4 PM

Location: The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Center 80 East White Hills Road, St. John's NL.

This free family event features a variety of fun and educational activities for kids of all ages. This year Terry Reilly will perform and free cake and tote bags will be offered.

 

Wildcove Beach Clean-up  

Date: Saturday, June 11th 

Location: Norris Point, NL 

Adults and Children will be helping to Clean-up Wildcove Beach in Norris Point Newfoundland. There will be prizes and free pizza with refreshments to follow the clean up.

  • Email: allison.eaton (at) mun.ca

 


Prince Edward Island

 

 


Nova Scotia

 

World Oceans Day Celebration | Activités de la Journée mondiale des oceans

Date: Friday, June 3 · 9:30am - 3:30pm

Location: Halifax Waterfront, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic | Front de mer d’Halifax, Musée maritime de l’Atlantique, 1675 Lower Water Street | 1675, rue Lower Water, Halifax, NS

DOWNLOAD POSTERS HERE: ENGLISH | FRENCH

  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Website 

 

McNabs and Lawlor Islands Beach Cleanup hosted by the Friends of McNabs Island Society

 

Date: Sunday 5 June (rain date: 12 June) 10 am – 4:30 PM

 

Location: Meet at Murphy’s on the Water, Cable Wharf, on the Halifax Waterfront before 10 a.m. Space on the boat is limited and available on First Come, First Served basis.

 

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Oceans Week at Dalhousie University

Date: 1 to 8 June 2011

 

Dalhousie Oceans Week Lecture: New Approaches to Seafloor Mapping: From D-Day to Deepwater Horizon

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2011, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Ondaatje Hall, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue

Speaker: Larry Mayer, professor of oceanography, director of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, University of New Hampshire

 

 

Dalhousie Oceans Week Lecture: Saving the Blue Planet: Patterns, Trends and Prospects for Marine Biodiversity  

Date: Friday, June 3, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Location: Ondaatje Hall, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue

Speaker: Boris Worm, assistant professor of biology at Dalhousie

 

 

Dalhousie Oceans Week Lecture: What Top Predators Can Tell Us About Ocean Ecosystems  

Date: Monday, June 6, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Location: Ondaatje Hall, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue

Speaker: Sara Iverson, professor of biology, Dalhousie University

 

Fishermen and Scientists Research Society Oceans 11 Outstanding Student Awards Ceremony

Date: Wednesday, June 8

Location: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS

Fishermen and Scientists Research Society present their Annual Oceans 11 Outstanding Student Awards to Grade 11 students from across Nova Scotia. Fisheries and Oceans Tour Guides will also give a special tour of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography to the awarded students.

 

Seventh Annual Elisabeth Mann Borgese Ocean Lecture: Arts and the Sea: A Celebration

This year's event will feature CBC's Paul Kennedy and a range of ocean-inspired artists in an evening of conversation, music, writing and visual arts.

Date: 7 PM, 8 June 2011.

Location: Scotiabank Auditorium of Dalhousie University's McCain Building at 6135 University Avenue, Halifax

 

IOI-Canada, Oceans Film Festival

Date: Evenings of the 15th, 22nd, 26th and 27th June 2011.

Location: Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street and Saint Mary's University, 923 Robie Street.

Building on last year’s overwhelming success, there will be four film screening events. The first evening will have a family-friendly theme where audience members of all ages are encouraged to attend. The second evening will hopefully not only educate but also inspire action as we will be exposed to two contemporary issues affecting ocean sustainability. The third evening will show the work of a local film maker and the final evening will bring together several international short films touching on marine management. All of the events are free and open to the public. For all the details join our Facebook Group.

 


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International WOD

 

 

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