Elisabeth Mann Borgese
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.
The 13th annual ELISABETH MANN BORGESE OCEAN LECTURE
is planned for the evening of 8th
June 2017 (World Oceans Day). Details will be posted here.
The 2016 ELISABETH MANN BORGESE OCEAN LECTURE on 8th
Oceans Day) focused on CLIMATE
CHANGE IN NOVA SCOTIA: ARE WE READY? The
interdsiciplinary panel featured:
Photo credit: Oceans WeekHFX
IOI-Canada would like to thank its partners for
this event: the
Ecology Action Centre,
Museum of Natural History,
Discovery Centre and
OCEANS-NS. For further information, e-mail
email@example.com or ring 902 494 6918.
- RICHARD ZURAWSKI (Chair),
meteorologist, radio host and author;
- BLAIR GREENAN, Research
Scientist & Head, Oceanography and Climate Section, Department
Fisheries & Oceans (click here
to download presentation);
- SHANNON MIEDEMA, Manager, Energy
& Environment, Halifax Regional Municipality (click here
to download presentation);
- TIM WEBSTER, Research Scientist,
Applied Geomatics Research
Group, Nova Scotia Community College; and,
- GEORGIA KLEIN, Lecturer, College
Sustainability, Dalhousie University.
PREVIOUS EVENTS IN THIS SERIES:
2015: a panel discussion on THE OCEAN AND
IT MATTER? featuring: Douglas Wallace (Chair),
Scientific Director, Marine Environmental Observation Prediction
& Response Network; Kumiko Azetsu-Scott,
Research Scientist, Oceanography & Climate Section, Department
of Fisheries & Oceans; Heather Kelday,
Executive Director, Nova Scotia Sea School; Bud Streeter,
President, Lloyd's Register Canada Ltd; and, Boris Worm,
Professor, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University.
2014: Dr Susan D. Shaw,
& Founder, Marine Environmental Research Institute, Blue Hill,
Maine and Professor, School of Public Health, Environmental Health
Sciences, State University of New York, Albany. Dr Shaw spoke on Reckless
Endangerment: The Gulf Oil Spill Revisited -- And Why Canada Should Pay
Attention. For a copy of her speech, please e-mail IOI-Canada.
2013: Nikolaus Gelpke,
of the Ocean Science Research Foundation, Vice-President of IOI,
founder & Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning mare,
publisher of mareverlag, and Managing Director of maribus gGmbH. A
video of his lecture on Communicating the Oceans
is available by e-mailing
2012: In the run-up to
Conference on Sustainable Development, a panel session on Blue
Planet under Threat: Challenges and Opportunities at RIO+20
featured Dr Awni Behnam, President, International
Ocean Institute, Dr Susanna Fuller, Marine
Conservation Co-ordinator, Ecology Action Centre, Ms Megan
Leslie, MP for Halifax, Deputy Leader and Environment Critic,
NDP, and Hon. David MacDonald, Commons Group, and
was chaired by Dr Larry Hildebrand (Senior Research
Fellow, IOI-Canada). Dr Hildebrand's introductory presentation
(990 KB) can be downloaded, and an MP4 video (3.4 GB) of the
event is available upon request, by e-mailing IOI-Canada.
CBC's Paul Kennedy
Arts and the Sea: a Celebration,
a multimedia evening of ocean-focused conversation, music, literature,
painting and photography. He was joined by Dusan
Kadlec (painter), Kathy Mac (poet), Scott
Macmillan (composer) with Jennyfer
Brickenden (librettist), and Donna
Morrissey (author), with images on display by Damian
Dr Susan Lieberman, Director, International Policy, the Pew
Environment Group, Washington, USA, lecturing on Science
versus Politics: Tales from CITES. For the full
written text of her lecture, click here. To listen to the evening's
proceedings, with welcome from Mr Michael Butler, introductory remarks
by Dr Gilbert Winham, the keynote address itself, and a questions
session moderated by Dr Ratana Chuenpagdee, please contact IOI-Canada for the
84.5 MB mp3 file.
2009: Dr Rob Huebert,
Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the
University of Calgary and Associate Director of its Centre for Military
and Strategic Studies, Calgary, Canada, lecturing on Canada
and the Circumpolar World: The Coming Blizzard. A
full abstract is available here.
2008: Dr Elliott Norse,
President, Marine Conservation Biology Institute, Bellevue, Washington,
USA, lecturing on Oceans of Hope: Encouraging Signs
in Marine Conservation. A 13.1 MB pdf version of
the presentation is available upon request, and the text of Dr Tony
comments can be downloaded.
2007: Dr Kathleen
Conlan, Research Scientist, Canadian Museum of Nature,
Ottawa, Canada, lecturing on Under the Polar Ice:
Diversity, Disturbance and Climate Change
2006: Professor Ted
McDorman, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, Canada
lecturing on Salt Water Neighbours: Canada-U.S.
Ocean Relations (and Denmark Too!)
2005: Dr Andrew A.
Rosenberg, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, and
Professor, Natural Resources Policy and Management, University of New
Hampshire, USA lecturing on Ecosystem-based
Management of Ocean and Coastal Resources: Can We Get There from Here?
Introductory comments to this inaugural lecture of the series,
delivered by the President of IOI, Dr Awni Behnam, can be downloaded here.