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Tuesday, November 23 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
612: The Missing Piece – The Ocean’s Role in Reaching Net Zero

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Organized by: Ocean Frontier Institute

The ocean stores hundreds of times the heat and 50 times more carbon than the atmosphere. It absorbs more carbon than all of the Earth’s rainforests combined. Global ambitions for a net-zero-carbon future depend on the ocean’s ability to continue to do this, but mounting scientific evidence shows alarming change. Without the ability to measure this change on a meaningful scale, international climate targets risk significantly missing the mark. Global conversations about climate change generally omit the critical role of the ocean. This panel will explain several different angles of this problem, why we cannot ignore it any longer, and the next steps that must happen.

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Paul Snelgrove

Departmental Science Advisor, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Dr. Snelgrove is Departmental Science Advisor to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. He is also Associate Scientific Director of The Ocean Frontier Institute, Professor of Ocean Sciences and Biology at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada and he leads the Natural... Read More →

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Ken Paul

Lead Fisheries Negotiator and Fisheries Research Coordinator,, Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick
For 10 years, Ken was an engineer and Hydrographer-in-Charge with the Canadian Hydrographic Service responsible for leading multibeam seafloor mapping operations along the Atlantic coast. Following this, Ken spent 10 years with Parks Canada as a Senior Aboriginal Policy Advisor in... Read More →
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Anya Waite

Vice-President Research (Ocean), Dalhousie University
Dr. Waite is Associate Vice-President Research (Ocean) of Dalhousie University and Scientific Director and CEO of the Ocean Frontier Institute. Previously, she was Section Head of Polar Biological Oceanography at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven and Professor of Oceanography... Read More →
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Emily Choy

Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University
Dr. Emily Choy is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University and Environment and Climate Change Canada.  Her research is supported by an NSERC and an L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowships. Dr Choy is studying... Read More →

Tuesday November 23, 2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm EST