Ocean and the Sustainable Blue Economy

This issue of The Bridge is all about the ocean and the Sustainable Blue Economy. Join us as we explore the challenges and opportunities facing our ocean and freshwater sectors and opportunities to get involved. Are you a youth interested in blue jobs? Learn about the education and employment opportunities through SOI’s new program, Blue Futures Pathways!
It was said that more people had walked on the Moon than had dived to the deepest part of Earth's ocean, but not anymore. Don Walsh (alongside Jacques Piccard) were the first people to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Don was followed by his son, Kelly Drennan Walsh, 60 years later. SOI sat down with Don and Kelly to ask what it was like to explore 11km below the surface and why understanding and protecting the ocean is more important than ever. Watch here!
Join Arctic 2016 youth alum Shawna Dicker in a live interview with Tara Mascarenhas (SOI), Yogendra Chaudhry (ECO Canada), and Sherry Scully (COVE) to learn about opportunities for youth, educators and partners within the Sustainable Blue Economy through Blue Future’s Pathways.
Join us on a visual journey in and around Sirmilik National Park. We will see some of the many diverse birds, stunning landscapes, and vibrant communities in the area. Located at the northwest end of Baffin Island, Sirmilik is home to thousands of migrating birds including seabirds like black-legged kittiwakes, thick-billed murres, and northern fulmars.
Did you know that by the year 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish? For the health and wellbeing of our ocean and our planet, it is critical that we eliminate single use plastics. In this blog, scientist, plastic pollution expert and Canada C3 alum Rhiannon Moore shares her experiences and helpful tips in creating a plastic free life.

SOI Staff Pick: Seaweeds are superstars!

Did you know that seaweed and other marine plants produce 70-80 percent of the oxygen we breathe? Dr. Amanada Savoie, a research scientist at the Canadian Museum of Nature, explains why seaweed is critical to our planet! Learn more by watching this 2min video clip!

Alumni Making Waves: Mission 100 Tonnes

We talk about plastic pollution, but these C3 alumni are all about action. Their project, Mission 100 Tonnes has mobilized thousands of global citizens to remove 100 tons of trash from the world’s waterways and oceans! Students on Ice interviewed Lyne and Jimmy about their project, expedition experience, and future plans for Mission 100 Tonnes. Learn more.

What's on Deck!

In celebration of the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11th), and in an effort to shine a light on all people who are underrepresented due to gender, our next release of The Bridge will focus on people who identify as women or girls, and their contributions to society through STEM. Join us to learn how their valuable skills, knowledge, and perspectives are making our world a better place!

Did you know?

WWF-Canada is working in partnership with the communities of Kinngait, Sanikiluaq and Arviat to build community-based, commercial inshore fisheries. Building sustainable fisheries supports the local economy while ensuring the sustainability of marine ecosystems.
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