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United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development Begins

On 5 December 2017, the United Nations proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, to be held from 2021 to 2030. This Decade will provide a common framework to ensure that ocean science can fully support countries’ actions to sustainably manage the Oceans and more particularly to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More information is available at: www.oceandecade.org

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Funding Available: Inuit Nunangat Research Program Call for Proposals

ArcticNet is proud to support the release of the Inuit Nunangat Research Program (INRP)’s Call for Proposals (CFP). This is an exciting opportunity for Inuit to lead research without having to partner with a southern university, and to propose projects on issues that matter to their communities. The INRP is the first Inuit-led, directed and governed research program in Canada funded under the new North by North Program,
 

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Extension of measures pertaining to cruise ships and pleasure craft

The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced the extension of measures pertaining to cruise ships and pleasure craft until February 28, 2021. This means:
•    Cruise ships with overnight accommodations carrying more than 100 people continue to be prohibited from operating in Canadian waters.
•    All other passenger vessels must continue following provincial, territorial, local and regional health authority guidance.

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Opportunity for input: Ocean Noise Strategy

The Government of Canada is seeking input on a proposed framework that will be used to develop an Ocean Noise Strategy for Canada. This Strategy will build on important work completed to date and be a coordinated and forward-looking plan to help address the impacts of underwater noise caused by human activity on our marine environment. The feedback received on this discussion document will inform next steps for the development of the Ocean Noise Strategy.

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Update Received

The Working Group on the Arctic Acoustic Environment (AAE) of the International Quiet Ocean Experiment (IQOE) is planning a Virtual Conference on Acoustics in the Arctic Ocean. The purpose of the conference is to share recent results from the international community of scientists working on acoustic and bioacoustic research in the Arctic region. The conference will be held on 11-12 November 2020.

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