MEOPAR is pleased to offer free webinars to our Network on a variety of topics that relate to working in marine research, including knowledge mobilization, professional development and navigating academia.

The webinars are designed to give a one-hour look at specific aspects of your career, whether you are a seasoned investigator or just starting out. The webinars supplement more formal MEOPAR opportunities such as the Annual Training Meeting and Annual Scientific Meeting.

While the topics are chosen to relate to MEOPAR’s Network of Investigators and Highly-Qualified Personnel, anyone is welcome to sign up and attend, free of charge.

If you have ideas for future webinar topics, please send them to Laura Avery, the Training Program Manager.

Upcoming webinars:

For all upcoming webinars, please visit our Upcoming Events tab.

Past webinars:

Introducing the Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum

Oct 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time

The newly-minted, MEOPAR-supported Community of Practice, the Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum, has just gotten off the ground and we’re hosting an inaugural webinar on Wednesday, October 30th to kick things off. The webinar will have a panel of three speakers:
Dr. Ron Pelot, Professor, Dalhousie University, MEOPAR Associate Scientific Director, Shipping CoP Lead
Meghan Mathieson,  Research Manager, Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping
Peter Dorcas, Vice President, Business Development, exactEarth Ltd.

The Canadian Coastal Resilience Form presents: “Room for rivers and voices: A comparison of the Room for the River approaches in Alberta and the Netherlands”

Nov 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time

Historically, both Alberta and the Netherlands have focused on physical  infrastructure  approaches to flood mitigation.  However, following catastrophic  flood  risk in the 1990s, the Dutch government developed the  Room-for-River (RfR) program, breaking from their 1000-year tradition of structural engineering approaches of ‘fighting the water’ to ‘living with water’. In Alberta, the  high cost of the 2013  disaster and a growing sensitivity to the implications of climate variability triggered a reassessment of costly structural solutions and exploration of other approaches, leading to three  RfR  projects. In this presentation, I compare the RfR approaches in the Netherlands and Alberta through the Transition Governance Framework.

Visit the Zoom link to register.