The latest updates, announcements, and opportunities from MEOPAR.
September 23, 2021 in News

MORI: New partnership mobilizes marine scientists for research at sea

Photo by Dariia Atamanchuk HALIFAX, NS: Canadian scientists have a vast amount of ocean real estate to explore and limited access to the vessels that can get them there. MEOPAR’s possible…
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September 13, 2021 in News

Royal Society of Canada honours MEOPAR researchers

Last week, the Royal Society of Canada ushered in a new cohort of fellows as well as its class of 2021—and among them, were four members of the MEOPAR network,…
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September 3, 2021 in News

MEOPAR is hiring a Communications Manager

French to follow - le français suit   MEOPAR is looking for a highly creative and talented Communications Manager to join its dedicated team of Administrative Centre staff who work…
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September 3, 2021 in News

MEOPAR welcomes Kate Chipman to the team

Join us in welcoming our new Financial Controller, Kate Chipman to the MEOPAR team!  Kate joins us as our longtime Director, Finance Darlene Auld makes the well-deserved transition to retirement.…
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September 2, 2021 in News

Upcoming webinar: Rational & Irrational Choice in Flood Risk Management

Join the Canadian Coastal Resilience Forum for their next webinar, Rational & Irrational Choice in Flood Risk Management, presented by Dr. Craig Landry on Wednesday, September 29 at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern/2pm…
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September 2, 2021 in News

Help us run this year’s Annual Training Meeting!

Are you looking to get involved with the MEOPeer community and advance your professional experience? If this excites you, then read on! We're looking for seven highly qualified personnel from…
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August 10, 2021 in News

Save the date for MEOPAR’s 2021 Annual Training Meeting

MEOPAR is pleased to announce the dates for this year’s Annual Training Meeting (ATM). Driven by the theme Building Future Skills to Address Canada’s Marine Challenges, our second virtual event will be held from October 25 through November 5.…
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July 27, 2021 in News

MEOPAR is hiring a Business Development Strategist

MEOPAR is now looking for a highly motivated, talented and experienced Business Development Strategist (part-time) to join its small team of Administrative Centre staff who work closely with the Network’s Scientific…
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June 17, 2021 in News

Webinar: Managing Shipping Risk in Marine Protected Areas

This next event in the Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum (CMSRF) webinar series on shipping risk will explore topics related to the management and regulation of marine shipping activities in…
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June 16, 2021 in News

MEOPAR is hiring a Financial Controller

MEOPAR is seeking a Financial Controller to join its Administrative Centre team. The position is available to be filled immediately, and employment can currently be offered until March 31, 2023.…
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June 9, 2021 in News

The Fathom Fund’s Stories for Stream2Sea project reaches its crowdfunding goal

Just in time for #WorldOceanDay, our latest Fathom Fund project celebrated major crowdfunding success, surpassing its goal and, therefore, unlocking access to MEOPAR funding. For those just catching up, Stories for…
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June 8, 2021 in News

MEOPAR and ArcticNet launch joint postdoctoral fellow program

Together with our partners at ArcticNet, MEOPAR is excited to announce the launch of a new joint funding opportunity for postdocs—the ArcticNet-MEOPAR Arctic-Marine and Coastal Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.  Aimed at training…
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June 2, 2021 in News

MEOPAR welcomes new staff
Alexa Goodman and Dan Gibson

We're pleased to introduce two new staff members joining the MEOPAR team. Alexa Goodman has taken over the Training Program Manager position, while Dan Gibson joins MEOPAR in a new…
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May 5, 2021 in News

Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices receives Governor General’s Innovation Award

MEOPAR is extremely proud to share that this week, Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices —led by Dr. Jackie Dawson, Dr. Natalie Carter, Natasha Simonee and Shirley Tagalik—was one of just…
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April 21, 2021 in News

Webinar: Lessons Learned from Community-Engaged Research and Capacity Enhancement: North-South Collaborations to Support Low-Impact Arctic Shipping Corridors Decision-Making

Join the Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum (CMSRF) and the Coast and Ocean Risk Communication Community of Practice (CORC CoP) on Friday, May 7 at 9:30 am Pacific /12:30pm Eastern for…
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April 19, 2021 in News

Fathom Fund’s new project aims to map Canadians’ changing relationships with the ocean

Ulukhaktok, Inuvialuit Settlement Region. Photo credit: Carie Hoover MEOPAR's Fathom Fund is excited to launch the crowdfunding campaign for its latest project—Stories for Stream2Sea: Mapping changing ocean relationships and ACTION…
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April 16, 2021 in News

MEOPAR dives deeper into ocean plastics with Ocean School partnership

MEOPAR is excited to announce it has partnered with Ocean School to support the development of its next online education module. Ocean School is a ground-breaking collaboration between Dalhousie University…
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April 8, 2021 in News

New opportunity: Tracer Release Experiment (TReX) Postdoc Awards

After launching our third call for applications for the TReX Graduate Student Awards this week, MEOPAR is excited to announce an additional funding opportunity with the Tracer Release Experiment (TReX).…
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April 7, 2021 in News

Meet the recipients of MEOPAR and RQM’s TReX Graduate Student Awards!

Back in October, MEOPAR and Réseau Québec Maritime teamed up to launch the first call for the TReX Graduate Student Awards—an exciting opportunity for grad students to contribute to the…
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April 5, 2021 in News

Webinar: Source or Sink? A Numerical Modelling Study of Inorganic Carbon Fluxes on the Scotian Shelf

The Ocean Acidification Community of Practice is back with another webinar: Source or Sink? A Numerical Modelling Study of Inorganic Carbon Fluxes on the Scotian Shelf  with presenter Krysten Rutherford, a…
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March 16, 2021 in News

The Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition’s National Strategy is live!

Today, the Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition (COLC) celebrated the launch of its National Ocean Literacy Strategy—a culmination of an evidence-based and community-driven engagement process that saw participation from 400 organizations…
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March 15, 2021 in News

Fathom Fund researchers publish new paper on elevating BIPOC scholars

It’s been nearly a year since Catalina Albury, Suchinta Arif and Melanie Duc Bo Massey first envisioned Diversity of Nature, a BIPOC-focused, BIPOC-led educational experience aimed at engaging and encouraging…
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March 4, 2021 in News

Webinar: Fathom—Industry insights into flood hazard modelling methods

Join the Canadian Coastal Resilience Forum on Monday, March 22 at 9am PST/12pm EST/ 1pm AST for its webinar Fathom—Industry insights into flood hazard modelling methods. Fathom was formed out…
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March 3, 2021 in News

Film launch! Lab Life Episode 1: Equity in Author Order

MEOPAR is thrilled to announce the launch of the first episode in the  Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research AKA CLEAR's three-part film series Lab Life. Supported by MEOPAR's Knowledge…
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February 22, 2021 in News

Upcoming webinar: Canada’s Ocean Acidification Community of Practice

Join us for the second CoP webinar of the year, and get to know Canada's Ocean Acidification Community of Practice—Wednesday, March 10 at 1pm AST/12pm EST / 9am PST. The…
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February 22, 2021 in News

New opportunity: Response Core Training funding

MEOPAR students, researchers and highly qualified personnel (HQP) are invited to apply for funding to organize and host training workshops related to the Response Core mandate. In the context of…
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February 19, 2021 in News

Panel discussion—Climate adaptation in Nova Scotia: Overblown or under water?

Together with the MacEachen Institute of Public Policy, MEOPAR is excited to present the upcoming panel Climate adaptation in Nova Scotia: Overblown or underwater? as part of the Policy Matters: Nova…
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February 9, 2021 in News

Register now for the first ever Coast 2 Coast 2 Coast Trivia Challenge!

The Canadian Coastal Resilience Forum (CCRF) and the Coast and Ocean Risk Communication (CORC) are pleased to present their inaugural virtual Coast 2 Coast 2 Coast Trivia Challenge. Join in for a fun-filled hour…
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February 2, 2021 in News

MEOPAR is hiring a Training Program Manager

Interested in joining the MEOPAR team? We're looking for a highly motivated and talented Training Program Manager to join our small and dedicated team of six Administrative Centre staff who…
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February 1, 2021 in News

Upcoming webinar: Building a shared perspective on Arctic waters through community-engaged research

Our first Community of Practice webinar of 2021 is an exciting one! Join the Coast and Ocean Risk Communication CoP, The Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum and Clear Seas Centre…
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February 1, 2021 in News

Register now for NetCOLOR’s annual meeting

March is the month of NetCOLOR! The MEOPAR community of practice, NetCOLOR (Network on Coastal Oceans and Lake Optics Remote Sensing) will hold its third annual meeting virtually every Wednesday…
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January 27, 2021 in News

HQP opportunity: MEOPAR’s Research Management Committee is recruiting its next member

MEOPAR is recruiting one Highly Qualified Personel (HQP) to serve as a non-voting member of the Research Management Committee (RMC). In this position, the HQP will be involved with discussions…
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January 27, 2021 in News

Navigating the Career Search: a MEOPAR webinar series

The MEOPAR Training Program is excited to announce its winter lineup of professional development webinars, lead by Dr. Catherine Maybrey. A champion for innovative and effective career education that reflects…
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January 21, 2021 in News

Congratulations to the first recipients of the TREX Graduate Student Awards

MEOPAR and Reseau Quebec Maritime are excited to announce the first round of recipients for our joint call for the Tracer Release Experiment (TReX) Graduate Student Awards. Starting this semester,…
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December 20, 2020 in News

Blog post: How the MEOPAR Training Awards gave me options during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions threatened to stall my postdoctoral research project Building Capacity for Difficult Conversations on Flood Risk Management in Canadian Coastal Communities. I build this…
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November 10, 2020 in News

MEOPAR bids farewell to Training Program Manager, Laura Avery

After nearly four years with MEOPAR, our Training Program Manager, Laura Avery, is moving on to a new position in December, leaving behind a suite of successful training activities in…
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October 28, 2020 in News

Announcing the winners of MEOPAR’s inaugural Science Video Competition

Faced with hosting an all-virtual Annual Training Meeting and Annual Scientific Meeting, MEOPAR staff started looking for ways to engage, interact and share the great work happening in our network…
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October 9, 2020 in News

Apply now for the RQM/MEOPAR Tracer Release eXperiment Graduate Student Awards

Deadline to apply for the fall 2021 semester is May 12, 2021 at 5pm EST. The TReX Project Responding to emergencies, managing coastal environments sustainably, predicting the impacts of human…
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September 26, 2020 in News

Diversity of Nature celebrates Fathom Fund success

Early this summer, when things felt bleak, Dalhousie University graduate students Catalina Albury, Suchinta Arif and Melanie Massey had a great idea brewing. Together while apart, they founded Diversity of Nature, an educational…
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September 8, 2020 in News

MEOPAR’s Scientific Director appointed to the Royal Society of Canada

We’re incredibly proud to share the news that MEOPAR’s Scientific Director, Dr. Doug Wallace, has been elected as one of the Royal Society of Canada’s Fellows for 2020. With this prestigious recognition,…
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July 30, 2020 in News

Staff announcement: MEOPAR has a new Operations Manager

MEOPAR’s Administrative Centre is excited to share that Bridget Graham will be taking on a new role as Operations Manager. MEOPAR’s Administrator since May 2019, Bridget has been an outstanding…
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June 20, 2020 in News

MEOPAR and RQM’s first joint projects explore risk assessment and response in the St. Lawrence system

(French will follow – le français suit)  We are pleased to announce the debut of two projects as part of MEOPAR and Réseau Québec maritime’s (RQM) inaugural joint call for proposals.…
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May 1, 2020 in News

MEOPAR veteran Alexa Reedman moves on

Our Scientific Director, Doug Wallace, reflects on his hard-working, trusted advisor as her time with MEOPAR comes to an end.  It is with regret, but also a sense of pride,…
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March 5, 2020 in News

Notes from the field: FishDip’s frigid trip to Labrador

A blog post from MEOPAR HQP Jordan Sutton
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February 11, 2020 in News

Watch it now: CCRN’s Coastal Communities… At the Ready

Coastal Communities At The Ready from CCRN on Vimeo.   From Clare, Nova Scotia to Tofino, British Columbia, coastal communities across the country—and around the planet—are preparing for and responding…
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January 20, 2020 in News

Full steam ahead for the Fathom Fund’s latest project

It might be the middle of winter, but Audrey Moores has Kejimkujik National Park Seaside on her mind.  That’s because last week, her Fathom Fund research project—a collaboration Parks Canada—not only reached, but surpassed…
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