“Oceans of Data” workshop follow up

The workshop is over, but we will keep this site active for a while as a source of information – especially the links to other CS projects (tab above) and some of the blog posts. Anyone visiting the site (even if you were not at the workshop) is welcome to browse the site and comment.


Group Shot of “Oceans of Data” participants at the Fluvarium, St. John’s, NL. October 23, 2014


Travel Claims

As you may have noticed, the link to the guidelines for filling out travel claims is on the Travel page. You can send your completed claims to:

Dr. Yolanda Wiersma

Biology Dept., Memorial University

300 Prince Philip Dr.

St. John’s, NL A1B 3X9

Stay tuned for photos!


Thanks everyone for a fantastic workshop. Participants lists and other follow-up material will be e-mailed to you soon!

We will be leaving this site up for awhile, so if you want to make use of the links you explored in the breakout sessions, feel free!

If you need help filling in the travel claims – click here for help. Or you can contact one of us! The sooner you file it, the sooner you get a cheque!

Emma & Yolanda

Workshop Update

For those in town already or arriving today (Wednesday), we are having an informal meet-up tonight at the Celtic Hearth at 7 p.m. There is a large table reserved for our group – look for people who resemble folks images on the website! (We’ll try to put a sign up on our table as well). The Celtic Hearth is on George St., steps from the Delta.

We are starting up tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. at the Fluvarium. You will have to take a cab up to the Fluvarium. Please try to be in cabs by 8:10 a.m. at the latest to leave time to battle the construction scene in town and give you time to get your registration package and a coffee! If you can try to meet up in the hotel lobby to group in cabs, that would be great. Keep cab receipts as we can reimburse those.

If you are still in transit (or have insomnia tonight) we suggest spending a bit of time browsing this site – especially past blog postings and Links to Ocean Themed Citizen Science Projects.

See you all soon!

A Few More Sites

Check out some of the ocean-related citizen science initiatives on our list:
And these papers on ocean literacy:
  • Measuring Ocean Literacy: What teens understand about the ocean using the Survey of Ocean Literacy and Engagement (SOLE), by T.M. Greely & A. Lodge
  • Ocean Literacy and Reasoning About Ocean Issues: The Influence of Content, Experience and Morality, by T.M. Greely
Thanks to Rick Searle for sending these our way!
And don’t forget to print your boarding passes, folks! Safe travels!

North America’s Coasts in a Changing Climate

Thanks to Gail Chmura for sharing this interesting opportunity!

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is sponsoring a webcast conference Nov. 6-7 on North America’s Coasts in a Changing Climate. The webcast conference is tagged onto the end of the Restore America’s Estuaries meeting.

“CEC staff tell me that the Canadian community is under-represented….

Please see the agenda (there may be minor changes) at the link below.  You also can register for the webcast or meeting attendance at a link on the page.  If you are in the Montreal area you could join my students and me at the CEC headquarters which will serve as one of the hubs for remote participants.


Gail Chmura”

Agenda: http://www.cec.org/Page.asp?PageID=1209&ContentID=25808&SiteNodeID=215&BL_ExpandID=&AA_SiteLanguageID=1

The workshop is next week!


Our block of rooms at the Delta is full! If you haven’t made arrangements yet, please see the Travel page for a list of alternate accommodations. And don’t forget to keep your receipts! You will need them to file your travel claim to be reimbursed.

Also, for those of you flying to St. John’s early (or those of you who live here!), we’re having an informal get-together at the Celtic Hearth at 7 p.m. Wednesday night. Because it’s not part of the workshop, we won’t be able to cover your meal, but do come anyway! It’ll be good food, good beer, and great people!