• Organizing Committee


  • Philippe Archambault (chair), Université Laval, Canada
  • Jihyun Lee (co-chair), United Nations Environment Programme, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Kim Juniper (co-chair), Ocean Networks Canada, University of Victoria, Canada
  • Christopher Cameron, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Frédéric Guichard, McGill University, Canada
  • Peter Lawton, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Anna Metaxas, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Pierre Pepin, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Paul Snelgrove, Memorial University, Canada
  • Jean-Éric Tremblay, Université Laval, Canada
  • Verena Tunnicliffe, University of Victoria, Canada
  • Fred Whoriskey, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • David Beauchesne, Université du Québec à Rimouski
  • Elliot Dreujou, Université du Québec à Rimouski
  • Cindy Grant, Université du Québec à Rimouski


• Scientific committee


  • Paul Snelgrove (chair), Network director, NSERC Canadian Healthy Oceans Network
  • Anna Metaxas (co-chair), Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Peter Lawton (co-chair), Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Linda Amaral Zettler, Josephine Bay Paul Center/Brown Geological Sciences, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Holes, USA
  • Ward Appeltans, UNESCO-IOC, IODE/OBIS & GOOS, Belgium
  • Philippe Archambault, Université Laval, Canada
  • Mark J. Costello, President International Association of Biological Oceanography (IABO), Institute of Marine Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Isabelle Côté, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Roberto Danovaro, President, Stazione Zoological Anton Dohrn di Napoli, Italy
  • Evan Edinger, Memorial University, Canada
  • Kristina M. Gjerde, Senior High Seas Policy Advisor, IUCN, Director, Wycliffe Management
  • Patrick Halpin, Director of the Geospatial Ecology Program, Nicholas School of the Environment & Duke Marine Lab, Duke University, USA
  • Cornelius Hammer, First vice president of ICES and president of ICES in 2016-2018, Germany
  • Kim Juniper, University of Victoria, Canada
  • Linwood Pendleton, Director of the Marine Ecosystem Services Partnership, Ocean and Coastal Policy Program at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for environmental Policy Solutions and in August 2014 – International Chair of Excellent, AMURE, Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer, France
  • Ellen Kenchington, Bedford Institute, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Christopher McKindsey, Institut Maurice Lamontagne, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • David Obura, Director of CORDIO East Africa, Kenya
  • Pierre Pepin, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Martin Solan, Co-convenor WCMB II, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, UK
  • Simon Thrush, Director of the Institute of marine Science, University of Auckland, NZ



• Student Committee


  • David Beauchesne, Université du Québec à Rimouski
  • Elliot Dreujou, Université du Québec à Rimouski
  • Charlotte Whitney, University of Victoria
  • Tianna Peller, McGill University
  • Kevin C. K. Ma, Université Laval
  • Ryan Gasbarro, University of Victoria
  • Emily Adamczyk, University of British Columbia
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