New Essays on Ocean Governance by EIUI Team Members in Honour of Elizabeth Mann Borgese

The Environmental Information: Use and Influence (EIUI) research team is pleased to announce the contributions by Bertrum MacDonald, Suzuette Soomai, and Peter Wells to the new book, The Future of Ocean Governance and Capacity Development: Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Mann Borgese (1918-2002). Prepared under the editorship of the International Ocean Institute-Canada (IOI-Canada) and published […]

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Science in Public life – Panel Sessions, 9 & 11 October 2018

The Environmental Information: Use and Influence (EIUI) research program is very pleased to announce that two public panel sessions on the subject of Science in Public Life will be presented on 9 and 11 October 2018 in Halifax. EIUI is hosting these panels, along with co-sponsors, to address key questions about the role of information […]

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EIUI Team Member at the UN Summit on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction

EIUI team member Elizabeth De Santo is participating in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) Intergovernmental Conference on a new treaty to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ), being held at the UN Headquarters, New York, 4-17 September 2017. Elizabeth (Franklin & Marshall College, Pennsylvania) is part of an […]

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Benefits and Misuse of Research Impact Indicators: Three New Books on Metrics

Does research output have any impact? Do the investments in personnel and other research resources actually advance understanding and contribute to societal and environmental well-being? These questions have captivated the minds of researchers, funders, and policy makers for decades. While some quantifiable indicators, such as citations, have been widely adopted, debates about the merits and […]

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Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment – Highlights of the June 2018 Annual Meeting

The Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment (GOMC), a USA-Canada inter-governmental body, has a mandate for overseeing the environmental management of the Gulf of Maine, including the Bay of Fundy. It has been operating since 1989, sponsoring many relevant coastal projects, conferences, and workshops. GOMC is composed of representatives of three American states […]

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Emerging Issues, Challenges, and Priorities: The 12th BoFEP Bay of Fundy Science Workshop

Since 1996, the Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership (BoFEP) has organized major scientific workshops approximately every two years. The twelfth, attended by over 100 speakers and participants on 9-12 May 2018 in Truro, Nova Scotia, focused on “A Changing Fundy Environment: Emerging Issues, Challenges, and Priorities.” The workshops bring researchers, managers, policymakers, and community representatives […]

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Scientific Evidence at the Interface with Policy: Three New Books on Policy Work

Today, evidence-based policy making (EBPM) is widely reported in news stories and discussed in research publications. Even when use of evidence is obviously contested, decision makers recognize that the concept merits attention. The release in September 2017 of The promise of evidence-based policymaking, the final report of the American Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, for example, […]

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EIUI Team Member Awarded KULE Research Grant to Study Environmental Impact Assessment Processes

While it is generally recognized that socio-ecological approaches to Environmental Impact Assessments require social science and humanities perspectives in order to address scientific, technological, managerial, policy, and governance challenges facing assessment processes in Canada, the engagement of expertise from the social sciences and humanities is often lacking. Dr. Ian Stewart, a faculty member in the […]

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Improving the Use of Climate Change Information in Mitigation and Adaptation Decision-Making: A Book Review

Why are policy measures for climate change mitigation and adaptation being implemented at such a slow pace, especially when significant efforts are being made to generate climate change information? Communicating Climate Change Information for Decision-Making strives to answer this very important question. In their introduction, editors Silvia Serrao-Neumann, Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, […]

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The Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale: Dr. Kim Davies at the 2018 Bay of Fundy Science Workshop

At the recent 12th biennial BoFEP Science Workshop, Dr. Kimberley Davies, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University in Halifax, known for long-time work on North Atlantic right whales, presented the opening keynote lecture: “An Uncertain Future: The Right Whale’s Fight against Environment, Biology, and Ocean Urbanization.” The Bay of Fundy […]

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