MEOPAR National Forum on Coastal Community Resilience

The Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) is hosting the National Forum on Coastal Community Resilience: Local Government Initiatives

This is a free, online event on May 25-26, and SCARP Professor Stephanie Chang is charing the program committee. 

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The Forum will explore two themes: Resilience Planning and Partnerships, and Disaster Recovery and Lessons. The Forum sessions run for three hours each day and will feature: community ‘snapshot’ presentations from local government representatives; panel discussions with representatives from federal, provincial, and local government agencies, NGOs, and the research community; as well as breakout room discussions open to all participants. We are also pleased to offer French-English live simultaneous interpretation for the presentation and panel sessions.  


The Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) is a national Network of Centres of Excellence linking top marine researchers and highly qualified personnel across Canada with partner organizations and communities. MEOPAR funds leading-edge research, overcomes barriers to collaborative research and helps to train the next generation of marine professionals. 

An independent not-for-profit, the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction & Response network (MEOPAR) funds research, trains students, mobilizes knowledge and forms partnerships in the area of marine risk and resilience. They:

  • Support interdisciplinary research and development at Canadian universities
  • Provide training and work experience to develop the next generation of ocean researchers
  • Mobilize scientific knowledge, technology and people through cross-sector engagement

More about MEOPAR


MEOPAR National Forum Organizing Committee 

  • Dr. Stephanie Chang, UBC
  • Dr. Jason Thistlethwaite, Waterloo University
  • Andrea Minano, PhD Candidate, Waterloo University
  • Dr. Joel Finnis, MUN
  • Dr. Tony Charles, SMU
  • Dr. Ron Pelot, DAL
Wednesday, May 25, 2022