Communities of Practice


MEOPAR supports Communities of Practice across multiple disciplines in our Network. The Communities help to mobilize knowledge, enrich research, and encourage collaboration between academics, practitioners, policy-makers and community groups. They are also an ideal opportunity to inform MEOPAR researchers about new developments and information gaps.

Each Community of Practice operates independently as a grassroots initiative, supported by MEOPAR.

To join a Community of Practice, click on the link to connect to their websites or email their coordinators.

Coast and Ocean Risk Communication (CORC)
Leads-Joel Finnis, Ron Pelot and Amber Silver, CoP Community Coordinator-Cindy Marven
Ocean Data Management
Lead-Mike Smit
Ocean Gliders Canada
Lead-Brad deYoung, Manager-Richard Davis
Climate Risk for Coastal Transportation Infrastructure
Lead-Paul Kovacs, Research Associate-Kenzie Pulsifer
NetColor 
NetColor1-Leads-Emmanuel Devred and Maycira Costa, Research Assistant-Stephanie Clay
NetColor2-Leads-Emmanuel Devred and Anders Knudby, Research Assistant-Stephanie Clay
Canadian Coastal Resilience Forum
Lead-Jason Thistlethwaite, Research Manager-Andrea Minano, Coordinator-Shaieree Cottar
Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum
Leads-Ron Pelot and Stan Matwin, MEOPAR S-AIS Data Manager-Casey Hilliard
Ocean Acidification
Leads-Brent Else and Helen Gurney-Smith, Community Coordinator-Heather Almeda