Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre announces new Climate Action Series in partnership with
Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Ocean Networks Canada
The BMSC Climate Action Series is funded in part by the Government of Canada
Bamfield, BC: The Bamfield Marine Science Centre (BMSC) is an internationally recognized teaching and research facility located on the West Coast of Canada. In line with our values of partnership, place-based learning, and environmental stewardship, the BMSC Climate Action Series (BCAS) will bring cutting-edge ocean research, conservation efforts, and coastal climate issues straight to the public. Using a mixed media approach, our free and interactive series of webinars, workshops, and podcasts will cover climate change issues in coastal communities, while highlighting action-based initiatives for every-day people to influence climate solutions.
Join us as we transport you to the coastal waters and temperate rainforests of the traditional territory of Huu-ay-aht First Nations. Engage with climate and ocean experts such as indigenous knowledge holders, fishers, scientists, ocean tech companies, and policy makers to uncover the potential of coastal community-based climate action. BMSC’s multimedia suite includes 360° media, live under-water videography, and HD footage that will immerse you in an entertaining and educational experience unlike any other, while interactions with Huu-ay-aht representatives will explore the local history and inspire action towards a safe and healthy planet.
Each webinar and workshop will centre around a contemporary theme in ocean or coastal ecosystems such as salmon fisheries, science communication, changes in coastal biodiversity, climate anxiety and sea level rise. These themes will help you build a knowledge and skills tool-box to become a community scientist equipped with skills to protect vital ecosystems. To enhance accessibility and inclusivity, the entire high-quality production series will be recorded and available freely online for educators, scientists, activists, students, and the general public.
The next decade is sure to be one of pivotal change, marked by the UN decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the UN decade on Restoration, this is our crucial window of time to prevent catastrophic climate change and focus on solutions that will restore sustainable natural and human ecosystems. In partnership with Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Ocean Networks Canada, BMSC lies at an intersection of opportunities to bridge world-class research and education with local priorities that explore climate action. Stay tuned for our first episode airing this summer as we dive into the potential of ocean and coastal ecosystems in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, how climate changes affects everyone from the land to sea and back, and how you can make a difference in the climate solutions movement!