Science in Environmental Decision-Making: EIUI at the 2020 US National Council for Science and the Environment Conference

It is not a common occurrence to stand up and chant positive affirmations at an international scientific conference in the hope of addressing today’s climate change crisis. However, this tactic happened multiple times over the course of the National Council on Science and the Environment (NCSE) 2020 conference held in Washington, D.C., 6-9 January 2020. […]

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Challenges and Opportunities for Resilience to Climate Change: Highlights from the Gulf of Maine 2050 International Symposium

Climate change—its effects and steps to adapt to change—was the dominant subject at the Gulf of Maine International Symposium held in Portland, Maine on 4-8 November 2019. Organized by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, The Maine Coastal Program (State of Maine), the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment, and the Huntsman Marine […]

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“One Ocean, Infinite Connections”: The 2019 Sustainable Oceans Conference

“You have a voice, use your voice to protect the ocean.” This statement was a key message from the opening panel of the annual Sustainable Oceans Conference. Organized by students in the Master of Marine Management program at Dalhousie University, the 2019 conference on 27-28 September featured oral presentations, posters, a public panel, and a […]

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Environmental Expertise: Connecting Science, Policy, and Society: A Book Review

How can environmental information be used to enhance understanding between science, policy, and society, while simultaneously avoiding the urge to reduce that information to its lowest common denominator? Furthermore, how can knowledge transfer be facilitated across institutional and personal boundaries, while still keeping the knowledge intact and usable? These questions, along with a host of […]

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“Environmental Research and Knowledge Production within Governmental Organizations”: a New Book Chapter by EIUI Authors

Research occupies centre-stage in evidence-based (or evidence-informed) decision-making. Depending on the issue, the agendas of decision makers, and other contextual factors, evidence may be drawn from a variety of sources to use in decisions. Because universities and colleges world-wide are major generators of research knowledge today, the output of academics can overshadow research conducted in […]

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EIUI Team Members at Recent Symposia / Workshops on the Science-Policy Interface

EIUI team members frequently participate in research events about the science-policy interface. For example, Ian Stewart recently continued his work on science policy issues related to impact assessments by contributing to recent symposia/workshops. He attended “Cumulative Effects Assessment and Marine Shipping Activities: A Technical Workshop” hosted by Transport Canada under the Ocean Protection Plan on […]

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Doctoral Research Highlighted in NAFO’s Annual Report 2013

EIUI’s research partner, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), released its 2013 Annual Report, which includes an account of the research being conducted by Suzuette Soomai, Interdisciplinary PhD student with the EIUI research program. As a research partner, NAFO has accredited EIUI with official observer status for attendance at meetings of the Scientific Council and […]

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Communicating Fisheries Information: Challenges and Opportunities

Fisheries governance and information pathways in fisheries management are exceptionally complex. At the same time, large quantities of fisheries information on numerous subjects are available from a wide range of providers for a diversity of users. These points were emphasized in a public lecture at Dalhousie University on 20 September 2013 by Dr. Richard Grainger, […]

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