Upcoming Events

 

Memorial Research Week 2019 - Ocean Safety Talks Research

You’re invited to Ocean Safety Research Talks presented by the Marine Institute’s Offshore Safety and Survival Centre Research Unit. Dr. Heather Carnahan and Dr. Michael King will speak about their research into Parabolic Flight and insight into experiencing zero gravity.

The talk will be followed by an open house in the unit’s Ocean Safety Lab for refreshments and to talk with researchers about their work to improve the safety for people who work and play on the ocean.

For more details about MUN’s Research week, please visit www.mun.ca/research/week/2019.php

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November 14
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
MI Conference Centre

Transport Desgagnes Information Session

Targeting: Nautical Science, Marine Engineering, Bridge Watch, and Marine Diesel Mechanics students and graduates.

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November 14
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Hampton Hall, Marine Institute

Memorial Research Week 2019 - Fisheries in a Changing World

The Marine Institute welcomes its newest researcher Dr. Tyler Eddy as he explores “Fisheries in a Changing World”. Dr. Eddy recently joined the Institute’s Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research and is developing a program investigating interactions between fisheries, climate change, and ecosystems in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Changes in fish populations and coastal fishing communities became a strong interest during his undergraduate studies at Dalhousie University, where he completed an Honours BSc in Marine Biology. He then went on to do his PhD in New Zealand to study different approaches to fisheries management and marine conservation including ecosystem-based fisheries management, rights-based fisheries, and marine protected area impacts on ecosystems and fisheries.  Following his PhD, Tyler held a postdoctoral fellowship at Dalhousie University and was a Nereus Program Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia and the University of South Carolina. His postdoctoral research has focused on emerging shellfish fisheries, climate change impacts on fisheries, and ecology and fisheries at the Galápagos Archipelago.

For more details about MUN’s Research week, please visit www.mun.ca/research/week/2019.php

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November 14
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
MI Conference Centre

Memorial Research Week 2019 - Marine Institute School of Fisheries Lunchtime Seminar Series

Presenter: Danielle Quinn

Hosted by the Fisheries Graduate Student Association, this week’s seminar focuses on Supervised machine learning to facilitate cryptic skate classification and observer training in real time.  The inability to differentiate accurately and confidently among morphologically similar species that overlap spatially constrains effective conservation and management strategies. Machine learning offers a promising alternative to statistical inference techniques. By applying supervised machine learning to decipher this classification problem, researchers have generated predictions of species’ classification with equal or higher accuracy than alternative methods.

The seminar will explore the strengths, limitations, and potential application of routines for retroactive and on-the-ground differentiation of Cryptic Winter Skate and Little Skate populations in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada, explaining its broader application for a wide range of classification challenges. Ms. Quinn will also explore the development of a web-based application that gives users access to these routines, and discuss the increasingly important role of interactive user interfaces in wildlife and fisheries science.

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November 13
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Hampton Hall

Marine Institute Model Boat Race

Are you a high school student interested in designing an operational ship model?‌‌‌‌‌ The Marine Institute's program and program invite you to participate in the Marine Institute's Annual Model Boat Race.‌‌

High school students are encouraged to enter a team in the 2019 event to be held at the Marine Institute's Ridge Road campus. Teams will work together to build an operational ship model, applying physics and mathematical principles, and competitively race the vessel in the Institute's flume tank.

For more information about the competition, please review the

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November 22-23
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Flume Tank, Marine Institute's Ridge Road campus

FedNav Information Session

Targeting: Nautical Science, Marine Engineering Technology, and Marine Diesel Mechanic students and graduates

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November 22
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Hampton Hall, Marine Institute

Canadian Hydrographic Conference CHCH 2020

The Canadian Hydrographic Association (CHA) is pleased to once again present the Canadian Hydrographic Conference (CHC), at the Québec City Convention Center, from February 24 – 27, 2020.

Important Dates:

  • Registrations and Abstracts submission open
    July 31, 2019
  • Abstract submission deadline
    October 21, 2019 - extention October 28, 2019
  • Paper acceptance notice
    November 18, 2019
  • Early bird and presenting author registration deadline
    December 8, 2019
  • Conference
    February 24 - 27, 2020

Register Now

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February 24-27
8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Québec City, Québec