Researchers' Conference

This conference will provide an opportunity for researchers at the Ocean Frontier Institute to discuss key outcomes from their large research projects.

Event details

Date & Time:
May 23, 2023 5:30 PM
May 26, 2023 4:00 PM
Time Zone:
AST
Location:
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Address:
Registration Deadline:
April 1, 2023
Hotel:
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This conference will provide an opportunity for researchers at the Ocean Frontier Institute to discuss key outcomes from their large research projects.

Please click the titles below to learn more about each event.
Date: December 1, 2023
Time: 17:00 - 18:00  GST
Location: Ocean Pavilion
Date: December 2, 2023
Time: 17:00 - 18:00 GST
Location: Jameel Arts Centre
Date: December 3, 2023
Time: 10:00 - 13:00 GST
Location: Plenary 2
Catalyzing Investments
Date: December 3, 2023
Time: 16:00 - 17:15 GST
Location: Nature Pavilion
Global Greenhouse Gas
Date: December 4, 2023
Time: 12:15 - 13:15 GST
Location: Science for Climate Action Pavilion
eDNA
Date: December 5, 2023
Time: 15:30 - 16:30 GST
Location: Ocean Pavilion
Date: December 6, 2023
Time: 15:30 - 16:30  GST
Location: Ocean Pavilion
Date: December 7, 2023
Time: 10:00 - 17:00  GST
Location: Off-site from COP28 (invite only)
Date: December 9, 2023
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 GST
Location: Ocean Pavilion
Date: December 9, 2023
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 GST
Location: Clean Resource Innovation Network Pavilion
Date: December 9, 2023
Time: 17:00 - 18:00 GST
Location: Canada Pavilion
Date: December 10, 2023
Time: 17:00 - 18:00 GST
Location: Clean Resource Innovation Network Pavilion

Agenda subject to change

Day 1 | Tuesday, May 23

  • 5:30 pm Registration and welcome reception (Salon C & D)

Day 2 | Wednesday May 24

Morning

  • 8:30 am Buffet breakfast (Salon A lobby)
  • 9:00 am Emcee welcome and land acknowledgement: Paul Snelgrove, Associate Scientific Director, Ocean Frontier Institute
  • 9:05 am Opening remarks: Dr. Neil Bose, President and Vice-Chancellor, Memorial University
  • 9:15 am Presentation: Peter Foster, Director of Government Relations and Public Relations, Ocean Frontier Institute
  • 9:25 am Group photo
  • 9:40 am Nutrition break (Salon A lobby)
  • 10:00 am Presentations: Phase 1 research projects modules A, B, N, C, E, F & O
  • 11:20 am Moderated breakout sessions (Salon E, F & G)
  • 11:45 am Report back from breakouts

Afternoon

  • 12:15 pm Buffet lunch (Salon A lobby)
  • 1:15 pm Presentations: Phase 1 research projects modules I, J, K, L, M, P2, D, & H
  • 2:40 pm Moderated breakout sessions (Salon E, F & G)
  • 3:00 pm Nutrition break
  • 3:30 pm Report back from breakouts (Salon A)
  • 4:00 pm Poster session (Salon B)
  • 6:00 pm Delegate dinner and keynote address (Salon C & D): Sean Leet, Managing Director, World Energy GH2

Day 3 | Thursday May 25

Morning

  • 8:30 am Buffet breakfast (Salon A lobby)
  • 9:00 am Emcee welcome and land acknowledgement: Anya Waite, Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director, Ocean Frontier Institute
  • 9:05 am Opening remarks: Transforming Climate Action: Anya Waite, Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director, Ocean Frontier Institute
  • 9:30 am Presentations: Phase 2 large research projects - Benthic ecosystem mapping for sustainable ocean stewardship in a shifting ocean climate, One Ocean Health, and Future Ocean and Coastal Infrastructures
  • 10:15 am Moderated breakout sessions (Salon E, F & G)
  • 10:45 am Nutrition break (Salon A lobby)
  • 11:15 am Report back from breakouts (Salon A)
  • 11:45 am Buffet lunch (Salon A lobby)

Afternoon

  • 1:00 pm Presentation (Salon A): Ocean School - Phase 2 large research project collaborations
  • 1:30 pm Presentations: Phase 2 large research projects - Offshore groundwater resources in a changing marine environment, the Northwest Atlantic Biological Carbon Pump and Sustainable Nunatsiavut Futures
  • 2:15 pm Moderated breakout sessions (Salon E, F & G)
  • 2:45 pm Nutrition break (Salon A lobby)
  • 3:15 pm Report back from breakouts (Salon A)
  • 3:45 pm Closing remarks: Anya Waite, Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Frontier Institute and Paul Snelgrove, Associate Scientific Director, Ocean Frontier Institute
  • 5:00 pm Seed fund day welcome reception (Salon C & D)

Day 4 | Friday May 26

Morning

  • 8:30 am Buffet breakfast, networking and registration (Salon A)
  • 9:00 am Emcee welcome and land acknowledgement: Eric Siegel, Chief Innovation Officer, Ocean Frontier Institute
  • 9:10 am Opening remarks: Kendra MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster
  • 9:20 am Project lightening talks
    Diversity of Nature, Understanding Perceptions of Blue Economy Careers among Today's Youth, Canadian Maritime Welfare Governance System, Equitable Science Hardware for Investigating Microplastics in Ice, A Hybrid Anti-Icing Coating, Hardware-In-the-Loop Simulation Tool, Evaluating Emerging Ultraviolet Technologies for Novel Disinfection Treatment Systems in open Net-pen Salmon Aquaculture, Unlocking Peak Fuel Efficiency and Reducing Harm to the Environment
  • 10:20 am Nutrition break (Salon A lobby)
  • 10:45 am Designing for Humans: Jordan Martin, Manger, SURGE
  • 11:45 am Path to commercialization and intellectual property Paula Mendonça, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Memorial University Niraj Shukla, Director Atlantic IP Initiative, Springboard Atlantic

Afternoon

  • 12:15 pm Buffet lunch (Salon A lobby)
  • 1:15 pm Project lightening talks
    Converting a Pollutant to a High-Value Product, Using Luminescent Twine to Improve conservation Goals In the Canadian Snow Crab Pot Fishery, Determining the Effects of Nutrients on the Growth of Sugar Kelp, Sustainable Development and Seabed Mining, Photoelectrocatalysis as a Novel technology to Remediate Emerging Contaminants, Landlocked Salmon as a Genetic Resource for Omega-3 Synthesis In Farmed Atlantic Salmon, Farmed Atlantic Salmon with Enhanced, Tolerance to Plant-based Diets, Genomic Estimates of Total Population Size, Impact of Rising Sea Level and Changes in Water Salinity due to Global Warming on the Service Life of Coastal Concrete Structures in Nova Scotia
  • 2:25 pm Presentation: Seed fund round 8 - call for applications
  • 2:30 pm Nutrition break (Salon A lobby)
  • 3:00 pm Presentation: Path to seed fund extension
  • 3:10 pm Presentation: Future opportunities in biodiversity
  • 3:25 pm Presentation: Future opportunities in bioresources
  • 3:40 pm Questions and answers
  • 4:00 pm Conclusion

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