February 16, 2021 – Events

Feb 16th, 2021 1-4pm AST. Join us and our partners

Huntsman Marine Science Centre
Canada’s Ocean Supercluster
Ocean Startup Project

for our #NewBrunswick #OceanStrategy2021 event. Participants in this event will learn about potential local and global opportunities in the Ocean Sector and build collaborations to capitalize on these opportunities in the short, medium, and long term.

New Brunswick Ocean Strategy: Realizing our Opportunities in the Blue Economy

We’re excited to invite you to an interactive event geared at building business relationships, fostering cross-sectoral collaboration, and becoming inspired by innovation in New Brunswick’s ocean economy.


Stratégie Océanique du Nouveau-Brunswick: L’Economie Bleue, source d’opportunités

Nous sommes ravis de vous inviter à un évènement interactif visant à établir des relations d’affaires, à favoriser la collaboration intersectorielle et à se laisser inspirer par l’innovation générée par l’économie océanique du Nouveau-Brunswick.


Exploring Ways to Bring Together Indigenous and Western Knowledge Systems for Coastal & Ocean Observing

About this Event

You are Invited to CIOOS Atlantic’s Three-Part Discussion Series

Exploring Ways to Bring Together Indigenous and Western Knowledge Systems for Coastal & Ocean Observing

CIOOS is a national, online data platform that supports coastal and ocean stewardship, economic innovation, and marine safety and navigation by providing access to high quality coastal and ocean information and data. Three Regional Associations located in the Pacific, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and the Atlantic are working together to increase discovery and access to coastal and ocean data and information.

The Atlantic Regional Association of the Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System or CIOOS Atlantic is committed to engaging meaningfully and respectfully with Indigenous Peoples and organizations in the development of this system.

CIOOS Atlantic is hosting a three-part Discussion Series to learn where our goals may align with Indigenous organizations and how we could collaborate to advance our shared ocean observing goals. This Series will bring together individuals who are stewards of Indigenous data and work with coastal and ocean observations to strengthen existing networks, create new connections, and discuss opportunities for collaboratively developing approaches to exchange coastal and ocean data and information.

We will strive to create a space for these discussions where people with different Knowledge Systems feel comfortable sharing and discussing openly with one another. As part of our commitment to educating ourselves, CIOOS Atlantic has produced a Literature Review, summary and presentation that look at case studies where Indigenous knowledge was digitized, what factors enabled successful outcomes, and the inherent risks and limitations involved in the digitization of Indigenous knowledge. These documents can be accessed here: https://cioosatlantic.ca/resources/

Discussion 3. Collaborations

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 / Time: 1:00-3:00 PM (AST)

Guest presenters will share regional, national and international success stories about coastal and ocean knowledge and data collaborations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and organizations. Take a deep dive into what makes for a successful collaboration and explore with others the potential for working together to advance your shared goals.

Guest Speakers include:

  • Pieter Romer, Indigenous Community Liaison, Ocean Networks Canada.
  • Dr. Jane Anderson, Associate Professor, Anthropology and Museum Studies, New York University, Co-Director, ENRICH, Equity for Indigenous Research and Innovation – Coordinating Hub and Maui Hudson, Director, Associate Professor, Te Mata Punenga o Te Kotahi (Te Kotahi Research Institute), Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato (The University of Waikato); Co-Director, ENRICH, Equity for Indigenous Research and Innovation – Coordinating Hub.
  • Apoqnmatulti’k (Mi’kmaw: “we help each other”), Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources, Mi’kmaw Conservation Group, Marine Institute of Natural and Academic Science, Ocean Tracking Network, Acadia University, Dalhousie University, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Register here…