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REF NO.: 228

SUBJECT: Changing Tides: The Past, Present and Future of our Ocean Resources

DATE: Aug. 8,2012

Note to editors:
 
As part of the Memorial University’s havin’ a time: Reunion 2012, the Marine Institute will be bringing together experts on marine resources to engage in a series of debate and discussion concerning the past, present and future of our ocean resources. This session will take place on Thursday, Aug. 9, from
4-6 p.m. at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute campus.
 
Speakers at the session will include:
 
  • Dr. George Rose, director, Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER), Marine Institute
    What’s Up with the Fishery
 
  • Randy Gillespie, director, Centre for Applied Ocean Technology (CTec), Marine Institute
    Modern Approaches to Ocean Mapping and Monitoring
 
  • Dr. W.A. (Bill) Montevecchi, university research professor, Psychology, Memorial University
    Signals from Seabirds: Ocean Exploitation, Study, Conservation
 
The moderator for this event will be Kerry Hann, managing editor, the Telegram. For more information, please visit: www.reunion.mun.ca.

Other Reunion 2012 events taking place at the Marine Institute include:

 
Classmates and Cocktails
Friday, Aug. 10, from 7:30-11 p.m.
Marine Institute Gymnasium, Main Entrance, 155 Ridge Road, St. John’

Calm Air: A 360° Interactive Experience of Titanic’s Maiden Voyage
Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Centre for Marine Simulation, Marine Institute, 155 Ridge Road, St. John’s

 

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For more information, please contact Naomi Osborne, public relations and communications officer, Fisheries and Marine Institute, at (709) 778-0677, (709) 728-4524, Naomi.Osborne@mi.mun.ca.

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