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2016 Elisabeth Mann Borgese Ocean Lecture

“The Elisabeth Mann Borgese Ocean Lecture Series commemorates and celebrates the life and work of Elisabeth Mann Borgese, founder of the International Ocean Institute. Launched in 2005 to mark the 25th anniversary of the IOI Training Programme in Halifax, it aims to encourage the debate on oceans issues, which was so dear to Elisabeth, by inviting internationally renowned speakers to discuss important and timely ocean-related topics. Through this lecture series, we hope to generate awareness among stakeholders, academics, students and the general public about important ocean issues.”

An interdisciplinary panel will discuss “CLIMATE CHANGE IN NOVA SCOTIA: ARE WE READY?”  Chaired by meteorologist, radio host and author RICHARD ZURAWSKI.
The panel will feature:
BLAIR GREENAN (Bedford Institute of Oceanography)
GEORGIA KLEIN (Dalhousie University)
TIM WEBSTER (Nova Scotia Community College)
SHANNON MIEDEMA (Halifax Regional Municipality).

All are welcome. A reception will follow this public lecture.

For more information, email IOI Canada or call (902) 494 6918.


Organizer Name
International Ocean Institute
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1 902 494 1977
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As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Discuss disposable plastic pollution
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic
  • Going to ask to reduce use of disposable plastics


Dalhousie University
6300 Castine Way, Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H8 Canada