Ocean Innovation 2016 Program Now Available

Ocean Innovation 2016 Program

Conference Keynote

• Harry Flaherty, Qikiqtaaluk Corporation (QC) – Keynote

Gala Dinner Speaker

• The Honourable Peter Taptuna, Premier of Nunavut, Government of Nunavut

Gala Dinner Emcee

•  David Akeeagok, Deputy Minister, Department of Environment, Government of Nunavut

Conference Chair

Gerald Anderson, Director, Development & Engagement, The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University
Vice President, Indigenous , University of the Arctic

Conference Program Speakers

• Denis Hains, Director General , Canadian Hydrographic Service
• Trevor Taylor, Fisheries Conservation Director, Oceans North Canada
• Dr. Trevor Bell, Professor, Memorial University

• Janelle Kennedy, Department of Environment, Government of Nunavut
• Maureen Murphy Rustad, Managing Director, One Ocean – Marine Institute
• Nunavut Wildlife Management Board & Nunavut Marine Council

• Scott Mclean, Ocean Networks Canada (ONC)
• Peter G. Pamel, Partner, BLG (Borden Ladner Gervais)
• Michel Goguen, A/Associate Regional Director General, Central & Arctic Division, Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)

• Cathy Towtongie, President, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
• Paul Barnes, Manager, Atlantic Canada and Arctic, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
• Sebastian Carisio, Lead GEOINT Analyst (Cartography), The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

• Steven Locke, UNCLOS, Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)
• Geoff Goodyear, 1st Vice Chair, Labrador North Chamber of Commerce
• Shelia Downer, Vice-President Finance, Development and Engagement, UArctic

• Melissa Nacke, WWF, Canada Shipping Program
• Jens Peter Weiss Hartmann, Senior Advisor, Danish Geodata Agency, (Danish Hydrographic Office)
• Oksana Schimnowski,  Marine Science Officer, Polar Knowledge Canada
• Pascal Lee, Director, NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP), NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California

About this year’s program

Ocean Innovation 2016 will bring together representatives from Northern communities, scientists, business people and policy makers – each innovative in their own way - to discuss challenges and opportunities pertaining to sustainable development of ocean resources (fish, energy, etc.), sovereignty, climate change and coastal and maritime infrastructure – all of which are of keen interest to the people of Nunavut and other northern jurisdictions. The event will be cohosted with the Nunavut College and held in Iqaluit, Nunavut and will focus on engaging representatives from throughout the circum-polar region. The format of the meeting will be organized in a way that maximizes the influence of Northern values and culture.

To learn more, please review the conference backgrounder here: Ocean Innovation 2016 Backgrounder