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During PEEC 2022 there will be 2 blocks of workshops, with 3 options each (you can only pick one on each day).

Saturday Options

Ocean Networks Canada: Accessing the internet connected ocean

Dr. Mauricio Carrasquilla-Henao

Data from Ocean Networks Canada’s (ONC) cabled observatories and connected sensors flow continuously and support studies of ocean change, growing hypoxia, fish abundance, acoustic pollution, plate tectonics and tsunamis, geochemistry of the ocean crust, deep-sea ecosystems, and ocean engineering. Scientists, policy-makers, educators, and the public can easily access these deep ocean, coastal, and surface data for free via the Oceans 2.0 data portal. Join Dr. Mauricio Carrasquilla-Henao to learn about cabled observatories, ONC’s coastal and deep-ocean sensor networks in the Pacific and the Arctic, and the datasets and data tools available to you for use in your research and teaching.

Study Area Maps in QGIS

Lianna Gendall and Nicola Houtmann

This will be a beginner’s workshop on how to make a good study area map using QGIS. It will give a brief introduction to the different forms of spatial data available, where to find it and how to create it. Most importantly, it will give you a foundational understanding of what a good study area map entails and how to create it using open-source QGIS software. Come prepared with QGIS already downloaded onto your computer and an area in mind that you would like to map. 

Science Communication: How to reach your audience

Sara Mynott

Through a combination of interactive presentations, Q&A and participant-led discussion, this workshop will explore top tips for reaching new audiences – in policy, industry, research and the wider community. Drawing on ten years of work in science communication, Sara will share her experience of engaging with diverse audiences. Participants will learn which approaches work best for different audiences, how to tailor messaging to achieve different outcomes and, importantly, how to reach the audiences that matter most to their work.

Sunday Options

iNaturalist Field Trip

Micah Quindazzi and Ian Cruickshank

iNaturalist bring this conception of citizen science for species identification across the world. Currently, there are nearly 90 million observations of 350,000 species by over 2 million users. The database can be queried by ecologists who may be interested in species level, community level, or global biodiversity patterns. The workshop will provide attendees with information on how to join and interact on the platform, as well as how to query specific data from the platform for their research.

Note: This workshop will run all morning on Sunday, see the schedule for more info on how this will change your Sunday Schedule

Visualizing Data with R


There will be a drop-in casual coding session with Dominique to answer R questions or a general Q&A in the lobby with Caitie. Also, feel free to attend any other session or enjoy exploring Victoria during this time

Marine Mammal ID & Response

Karyssa Arnett

Join Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society in their efforts to support marine mammal research and response in British Columbia. In this interactive workshop learn how best to identify, photograph, and report marine mammal sightings as a citizen-scientist. Discover how reporting your marine mammal sightings contributes to various research and conservation initiatives. Lastly, learn about your role in marine mammal response and be trained as a first responder to incidents such as abandoned, injured, entangled, or deceased marine mammals on the BC coast.

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