Bedford Basin Research & Monitoring Symposium 2022

This symposium is a two-day online and in-person meeting of oceanography researchers and students from BIO, Dal, and COVE.

Event details

Date & Time:
November 28, 2022 9:00 AM
November 29, 2022 4:00 PM
Registration Deadline:

Dates: November 28 - 29, 2022

Start Time: 09:00

End Time: 16:00

Location: Colin MacLean Hall, Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE)

Organizers: Fisheries & Oceans Canada, Ocean Frontier Institute & Dalhousie University

Welcome: Day 1

  • Opening remarks & house keeping - Magda & Lindsay
  • Ocean Frontier Institute introduction and acknowledgements - Anya Waite
  • History of Bedford Basin Monitoring Program - Bill Li
  • Historical review of bio-optical observation systems deployed in coastal waters of Nova Scotia - John Cullen

Theme 1: Current Conditions & Sampling Initiatives

  • Summary of conditions (Dalhousie) - Magda Waclawik
  • BBMP: summary of sampling and current conditions - Lindsay Beazley

Theme 2: Biological Oceanography

  • Phytoplankton community structure from high-performance liquid chromatography - Emmanuel Devred
  • Overview of microbial BB work - Julie LaRoche
  • Microplankton dynamics using an imaging flow system - Nicole Smith
  • Results from mesocosm work - Hugh MacIntyre
  • Living Lab concept and student projects overview - Doug Wallace

Theme 3: Emerging Scientists

  • Exploring substrate preference and Nitrogen fixation regulation in a heterotrophic bacterial diazotroph from the Bedford Basin - Sonja Rose
  • Bedford Basin Time Series and environmental DNA, a Test Bed for Understanding Temporal Dynamics of Coastal Bacterioplankton Diversity - Shannon Myles
  • Measuring the effects of Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement on the photochemical efficiency of phytoplankton - Marie Egert
  • Rapid CTD sampling of Bedford Basin - Ruby Yee
  • Quantification of oxygen and nutrient dynamics in Bedford Basin sediment - Subhadeep Rakshit

Welcome: Day 2

  • Welcome and objective of the day - Richard & Andrew

Theme 4: Remote Sensing, Modelling & Mapping

  • FVCOM model of Bedford Basin: model validation and preliminary results - Yongsheng Wu
  • A numerical study of 3D circulation and dissolved Oxygen in Bedford Basin using a nested-grid modelling system - Jinyu Sheng
  • BGC model - Arnaud Laurent
  • Sub-meter seabed mapping of the Bedford Basin using NRCan’s autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) - Alex Normandeau
  • COVE digital harbour and Stella Maris - Bruce McDougall & James Kesten

Theme 5: Chemical Oceanography

  • High Temporal Variability in pH and Calcium Carbonate Saturation States at the Bottom of Bedford Basin - Kumiko Azetsu-Scott & Carrie-Ellen Gabriel
  • Iodine in Bedford Basin - Qiang Shi
  • Oxygen-dependent production of nitrous oxide in Bedford Basin - Doug Wallace
  • Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement in Bedford Basin - Will Burt

Open Discussion

  • Discussion on Future Plans for Bedford Basin Monitoring & Research
  • Closing Remarks for Day 2 & Symposium Conclusion
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