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 Team Member Participates in IPBES-5 Plenary, Bonn, Germany

EIUI team member Dr. Elizabeth De Santo participated in the 5th Plenary Session of the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) held in Bonn, Germany, 6-10 March 2017. As a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, Elizabeth was part of the IUCN delegation to the meeting, which began […]

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The 2017 AAAS Conference – “Serving Society through Science Policy” – Highlights and Key Messages

This year’s conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) took place in Boston, MA, 16-20 February, with the theme: “Serving Society through Science Policy.” The full program and other information are available at this link. The sessions that I attended illustrated the numerous dimensions of current research and discussion on the […]

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EIUI Team Member Presents Papers at the International Studies Association Conference

Dr. Elizabeth De Santo, EIUI team member and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, presented two papers at the 58th annual conference of the International Studies Association in Baltimore on 22-25 February 2017. Close to 6,000 people participated in the meeting, which provides a key forum for social scientists on […]

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Politics of Environmental Science: Recent Examples in Atlantic Canada

On 9 February 2017, EIUI team member, Dr. Ian Stewart, gave a lecture, entitled “The politics of environmental science: Some recent episodes in Atlantic Canada,” in the 2016-2017 seminar series offered by the Department of Biology, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Ian used the opportunity of this talk to discuss some recent media […]

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Improving Ocean Management through Strengthened Evidence-Based Decision Making: EIUI at the 8th Canadian Science Policy Conference

Improving ocean management through strengthened evidence-based decision making – based on insights about research on information pathways – was the main message that the EIUI research team highlighted in a panel at the 8th Canadian Science Policy Conference held in Ottawa on 8-10 November 2016. Speaking in a session on the conference theme “A New […]

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Towards a New Dialogue in a Post-Truth / Post-Fact World: Government Science Advice Conference, Brussels, 28-29 September 2016

This year, the term “post-truth” has gained such prominence in international media and debate it was named Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries. Often associated with “post-fact,” the adjective refers to “circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” In addition to the […]

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