12-11 Civic Engagement in Science + Data - Fiona Beaty


Join us Dec. 11th at 2:30pm for a call with Fiona Beaty from Ocean Wise about her project that engages the public in a mapping project throughout the Howe Sound. 

During this national call, Fiona will introduce a new marine conservation mapping tool that was created by Ocean Wise and the David Suzuki Foundation to catalyze marine conservation actions within Atl’ka7tsem. The Howe Sound/Atl’ka7tsem Marine Conservation Assessment tool provides a deep dive into the Sound’s unique marine ecology, history, and communities, and provides tangible actions that community groups and decision-makers can implement to protect critical species, habitats, and values. She looks forward to sharing this tool and learning about its value and meaning to the Ocean Bridge community.

For those looking to listen in French, please call the conference line at (866) 512-0904 and then type in the meeting number 8980978. When it asks whether you are the host of the meeting, do not type anything, just wait.   You will still need to login to the Webex call to see the presentation, but you will hear all the audio in french via the live translation on the conference line.  You will want to mute the audio and microphone from Webex (and your computer) so you don't create any feedback. Please also mute yourself on the phone line so as not to create excess sound input for our interpreter. If you would like to ask questions, we encourage you to ask via the chat box or you can ask on your phone connection via the interpreter and she will convey the questions on your behalf. 

If you have any questions for about participating in French, please contact [email protected]

Fiona is a passionate marine conservationist whose core motivation is helping communities build resilience to human-induced pressures, such as climate change, pollution, and extraction. Having grown up in the Pacific northwest, Fiona is thrilled to be conducting her doctorate degree at the University of British Columbia, where she is studying how her home-waters, the Salish Sea, are responding to climate change, and developing marine spatial planning strategies that effectively include local, traditional, and western scientific knowledge systems. Fiona has several years of experience working with community groups within the Salish Sea, with a particular expertise in a glacial fjord adjacent to Vancouver: Howe Sound/Atl’ka7tsem (Squamish Nation place name). In addition to her PhD, Fiona is actively involved with several regional non-profit organizations that lead marine conservation and restoration work, including Ocean Wise, Tides Canada, and SeaChange Marine Conservation Society. She is a strong advocate for pairing research with conservation actions, and loves getting involved in any opportunity that advances the capacity for knowledge to effect positive change for socio-ecological systems.


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