Sustainable Oceans 2015

The Sustainable Oceans Conference 2015 had an overarching theme entitled: "Healthy Oceans, Healthy Canada"  This conference took place on October 2-3 2015 in Halifax NS.


The key goal of the 2015 Sustainable Oceans Conference was to explore the knowledge and policy interface. As such, this student-led conference  acknowledged different knowledge systems and explored how they worked to inform policy making.

The conference aimed to:

  • Identify challenges currently facing the knowledge-policy interface in oceans management in Canada and to collaboratively indentify solutions.
  • Provide students with the opportunity to practice their presentations skills, publish their work in an online technical series and to network with others involved in the field of ocean management.
  • Provide an exciting, innovative, and itneractive platform for participants and professionals alike to learn from one another.
  • Bring together all sectors of ocean managment and the wider community to explore and collaborate to achieve greater management solutions.

The Co-chairs for Sustainable Oceans 2015 were Maryann Watson and Elizabeth Edmondson.


To learn more about SO2015, please see the abstract booklet [PDF 2.15 MB]