Spring 2016

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NEWS, UPDATES, AWARDS & EVENTS
The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s Minister of Science, visits Dalhousie
Duncan toured Dal’s state-of-the-art facilities housed in the Steele Ocean Sciences Building and spoke with Dal faculty and graduate students about major projects currently underway in the oceans and technology sectors. Duncan also spoke with OTN students about OTN Atlantic studies —sturgeon, grey seal, and accelerometry projects—as well as to OTN and MEOPAR glider piloting and whale research teams.  Read more
Call for proposals to investigate the movement and behaviour of elasmobranchs in South Africa
ATAP – Tracking fish movements and Save Our Seas Foundation invite applicants to submit a research proposal for the award of twenty VEMCO V16 acoustic transmitters. The platform comprises an expanded network of acoustic telemetry receivers that are moored at a series of node sites along South Africa’s coastline. Closing date: 31st July 2016. Read more
OTN researchers investigate the protection of fish populations
Jaqueline Chapman, OTN PhD student and recipient of the Canadian Society of Zoologists’ Leo Margolis Award for excellence in fisheries research, and Steve Cooke, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Science and Biology, both at Carleton University, explore the interactions between catch and release fisheries and disease in migrating salmon as part of OTN Pacfic studies. Read more
6th Annual OTN Symposium
Members of the OTN Canadian and international research networks attended the 6th Annual OTN Symposium in Halifax, June 1-2. The Symposium served as a recap of the year’s research activities, discoveries, and challenges as well as an opportunity to network with colleagues from far and away. Four guest plenary speakers including Trevor Swerdfager (DFO) and Megan Leslie (WWF Canada) touched on opportunities in Canada’s oceans sectors. Read more
World Oceans Day – Canada’s Ocean Summit OTN Scientific Director, Sara Iverson, and OTN Senior Project Manager, Kes Morton, were invited to attend Canada’s Ocean Summit in Ottawa on June 8 hosted by WWF-Canada. Despite a major sinkhole in downtown Ottawa, which cut the day short, attendees participated in an engaging, constructive, and solutions-focused discussion about the future of Canada’s oceans.
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Artist seeking images from the field
Sarah McComb is a student at Dalhousie University and a painter. She is interested in painting images of people working in the field with wildlife and is asking those interested to send her images from the field. Paintings may be shown in public or made available for sale.
Read more / See Sarah’s work
OTN Trackathon: telling stories of animal movements [update] This “track”athon (hackathon) partnered with Dalhousie University Computer Science students to leverage visualization tools to generate interactive maps of tagged animal movements, exploring and highlighting insights present within OTN telemetry data. Read more
SAVE THE DATE
4th ICFT: 
19-23 June 2017 
Far North Queensland has been chosen as the site for the 4th International Conference on Fish Telemetry to allow national and international participants the opportunity to experience all the natural wonders this region has to offer. With easy access to rainforest, bush and tableland regions in addition to the Great Barrier Reef, the Cairns area showcases all Queensland has to offer. 4thicft.org
TWEETS FROM THE FIELD
CAREER POSTINGS
The Alaska SeaLife Center: postdoc researcher in ecological modelling (Closing date: 13 July 2016)

Assistant Research Scientist – Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation, Harte Research Institute (Closing date: 7 July 2016)

IYIP Internship Opportunities – Marine Institute (Closing date: July 1, 2016)

PRESS & PUBS
CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS & MEETINGS
ArcticNet ASM
5-6 December  |  Winnipeg, MB

AtlantOS General Assembly
28-30 June  |  Kiel, Germany

WWF Canada’s Ocean Summit
8 June  |  Ottawa, ON

Canadian Network for Ocean Education Ocean Literacy Conference 2016
7-12 June  | Halifax, NS

6th Annual OTN Canada Symposium
1-2 June  |  Halifax, NS

50th CMOS Meeting
29 May-2 June  |  Fredericton, NB

World Fish Migration Day
1 May  |  Global Event

Planning for the Oceans of tomorrow
9 May  |  Ottawa, ON

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