Who Uses the Results of Long-Term Environmental Monitoring Programs? A New Study by EIUI Team Members

For over 25 years the Gulfwatch Contaminants Monitoring Program of the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment has annually measured chemical contaminants in the Gulf of Maine, including the Bay of Fundy using the internationally employed Mussel Watch methodology. Designed to “provide environmental and resource managers with information to support sustainable use of […]

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EIUI at the 2017 Sustainable Oceans Conference

Collaboration, communication, and creativity – the 2017 Sustainable Oceans Conference encouraged participants to consider these three perspectives when addressing today’s coastal and ocean management challenges. This conference, held in Halifax on 22-23 September 2017, provided six members of the EIUI research program with an opportunity to report about current and ongoing research initiatives. Now in […]

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EIUI Participates in the 39th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization

Suzuette Soomai, Postdoctoral Fellow with the Environmental Information: Use and Influence research program, attended the 39th annual meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), 18-22 September 2017 in Montréal, Canada. Over 180 delegates from 11 of the 12 NAFO Contracting Parties attended the meeting. The participants were welcomed to the meeting and to Canada […]

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Ocean Connectivity – EIUI Researcher Conducts Study in Falmouth, Massachusetts

What does the ocean mean to residents of coastal communities? What information informs their views about the ocean? How do these views relate to oceanographic and coastal data? How can citizens’ views about their connections to the ocean inform public policy? These questions underlie a research project being conducted by Simon Ryder-Burbidge, a graduate student […]

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New paper by EIUI team member on the role of evidence in UK marine planning

EIUI team member Elizabeth De Santo has published a new paper on her research about the role of evidence in marine planning, entitled “California dreaming: Challenges posed by transposing science-based marine protected area planning processes in different political contexts.” This paper critically assesses the role of evidence in the development of a network of Marine […]

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Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership releases Proceedings of the 11th BoFEP Bay of Fundy Science Workshop

In April 2017, the Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership (BoFEP), a partner organization of the Environmental Information: Use and Influence (EIUI) Research Program, released the Proceedings of its last biennial science workshop that was held in Fredericton, New Brunswick on 9-11 June 2016. The Proceedings, entitled Fundy in Flux: Challenges for Science, Policy and Society, […]

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Gulf of Maine Council and Working Group Meetings, Portland, ME, 7-8 June 2017

The Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment (GOMC) meeting was held in Portland, Maine, 7-8 June. Peter Wells, a long-time Council Working Group member and EIUI co-lead, attended to represent the EIUI Research Program (a long supporter of the Council’s work); the Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership (BoFEP), an NGO member of Council; […]

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Seminar on the International Sustainable Development Goal #14 — “Life below Water” – 25 May 2017

EIUI, in collaboration with the Ocean Frontier Institute, will host a seminar on the International Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #14 — “Life below Water” on 25 May 2017. Roland Cormier, Guest Scientist, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, Institute for Coastal Research, Germany (formerly with the Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the […]

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EIUI Team Members Speak at a Social Science and Humanities Oceans Research and Education (SSHORE) Workshop

On brief reflection, most people will agree the oceans are complex environments that affect virtually every facet of human society. However, full appreciation of the importance of the oceans for life on this planet can only be achieved by applying the perspectives of the entire spectrum of academic disciplines as well as the views of […]

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EIUI Book Chapter Post: What Good are State of the Environment Reports?

“The Science-Policy Interface in Coastal and Ocean Management” is a series of posts highlighting the chapters in the new book: Science, Information, and Policy Interface for Effective Coastal and Ocean Management, edited by Bertrum H. MacDonald, Suzuette S. Soomai, Elizabeth M. De Santo, and Peter G. Wells, published by CRC Press (Taylor & Francis). Is […]

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