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Warming Oceans and Rising Tides: Coastal Adaptation in Northwest BC, Canada

Vicky Lam, Fisheries Economist and Senior Research Fellow (UBC), was invited by the Fraser Basin Council to give a presentation on the impacts of climate change on fisheries on the coast of northwest British Columbia, Canada. She attended the one day workshop titled “Warming Oceans and Rising Tides: Coastal Adaptation in Northwest BC”, in Prince Rupert on October 21.

Richard Caddell presents at the Arctic Circle Conference

Richard Caddell, Senior Nereus Fellow (International Law, Utrecht University), presented a paper at the annual Arctic Circle Conference, convened at the Harpa Centre, Reykjavik, Iceland, on October 17, 2015. The Arctic Circle Conference has rapidly established itself as a major event in Arctic scholarship and diplomacy, featuring a series of presentations by heads of state, senior diplomats and scholars.

Yoshitaka Ota moderates seminar on global ocean commons equity

Yoshitaka Ota (Nereus Director, Policy, UBC) moderated a seminar titled “Who owns the ocean? Equity and conservation in the global ocean commons” on October 23, 2015, at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC. A presentation was given by Dr. Majro Vierros who is a Senior Fellow at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and its Traditional Knowledge Initiative (TKI). The seminar addressed important issues of high sea governance and benefit sharing of marine resources.

Nereus in the News – Friday, October 23

Ocean Conservancy has published a post titled “The Future Ocean” on their Ocean Currents blog that examines the key findings from the Nereus Program report “Predicting Future Oceans: Climate Change, Oceans & Fisheries”.

Ryan Rykaczewski participates in The School on Ocean Climate Modelling

Ryan Rykaczewski, Nereus Program alumnus and assistant professor at the University of South Carolina, recently participated in the “School on Ocean Climate Modeling: Physical and Biogeochemical Dynamics of Semi-Enclosed Seas” in Ankara, Turkey, from September 28 to October 1, as an invited expert on upwelling ecosystems. Additionally, Ryan participated in a CLIVAR workshop on upwelling from October 2 to 3 in Ankara.

Yoshitaka Ota gives lecture on ocean sustainability to Hokkaido University students

Yoshitaka Ota (Nereus Director, Policy, UBC) gave a lecture to students visiting the University of British Columbia to study sustainability on September 16, 2015.

Dr. Ota gave the lecture on ocean sustainability and the role of international corporations to Hokkaido University, Nitobe College students visiting from Japan. The lecture with working dinner was organized by Dr. Kaeriyama (Nitobe College), Dr. La Fay (Nitobe College) and Dr. Sumaila (UBC) and included a discussion about sustainable energy and peace keeping.

Nereus in the News – Friday, September 11

“Climate Change Shifting Fish Reproduction Timing In Southern California Current”, published in FishSens magazine, highlights a study by Rebecca Asch, Nereus Fellow at Princeton University, on the effects of climate change and natural variability on fish reproduction.