Post by Allan Roberts
Two data workshops were held at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC), on Thursday, August 1. The first of the two workshops was run for the students in the Coastal Biodiversity & Conservation course being taught at BMSC this summer. These workshops featured data from Ocean Networks Canada instruments located at Folger Passage, off the coast of Vancouver Island, relatively close to the Marine Sciences Centre. A third workshop, on the topic of coastline and bathymetric maps was held on August 3.
Students studying at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre come from universities across Western Canada, and beyond. Outreach at Bamfield is an excellent way for Ocean Networks Canada to connect with students studying marine-related sciences at a wide diversity of institutions.
Workshop participants included students studying at the following universities: Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, McGill University, the University of Calgary, Vancouver Island University, the University of Alberta, Mount Royal University, the University of Saskatchewan, and the University of Copenhagen. Students came from a diversity of fields including marine biology, animal behavior, zoology, geography, archaeology, economics, genetics, and Earth and Ocean sciences.
Thanks go to Caroline Fox, the instructor for the Coastal Biodiversity & Conservation course at Bamfield, and Amanda Kahn, graduate student in the Leys Lab at the University of Alberta, for their help organizing the workshops. Logan Wiwchar, a graduate student in the Baum Lab at the Universtiy of Victoria, helped make sure that the Thursday afternoon workshop ran smoothly. The workshops were led by Allan Roberts of the Ocean Networks Canada Education Team.
To read blog posts about life at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, and research being conducted there, visit the BMSC student blog, the Madreporite. For more information about recent data workshops, using Ocean Networks Canada data, at the Universtiy of Victoria, see our Data Workshops blog post.