2020-2021 Arctic Winter Seasonal Climate Outlook for Temperature and Precipitation

– By contributors from Environment and Climate Change Canada, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (Russia), Hydrometeorological Centre of Russia, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, the Finnish Meteorological Institute, World Meteorological Organization, Climate Prediction Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, International Arctic Research Center (IARC, USA) –

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2021 CMOS Congress – Call for Session Proposals

Dear CMOS member or past Congress participant,

The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) 55th Congress will be held 31 May to 11 June, 2021, hosted by the Vancouver Island Centre. The Congress will be held using a virtual (on-line) format, extending over a longer period, 9-10 days, with reduced hours each day to accommodate multiple time zones.

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2020-2021 Arctic Winter Seasonal Climate Outlook for Sea Ice

– By contributors from Environment and Climate Change Canada, University of Quebec at Montreal, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, The Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Finnish Meteorological Institute, World Meteorological Organization, Climate Prediction Centre of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the International Arctic Research Center –

Arctic Climate Forum Consensus Statement

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An Update on CMOS’s 2021 Virtual Congress

Update 9 November 2020

1. The 2021 Congress will be entirely on-line, over the 2-week period: 31 May – 12 June. To accommodate different time zones across Canada, the daily conference hours will be shorter: 0800-1300h Pacific Time; 1100h-1600 Eastern Time.

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The Challenge of Maintaining Fraser River Sockeye Salmon in a Warming World

– By David Levy –

This article first appeared in The Province on September 13, 2020.

Opinion: The DFO has done the right thing this year by closing Fraser sockeye fisheries.

The return of only 283,000 Fraser River sockeye in 2020, the lowest number recorded, has again triggered expressions of concern for these iconic salmon, debate as to what is causing their demise and recognition of the critical need for effective conservation strategies.

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Remembering Louis Fortier

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr. Louis Fortier in Quebec City, on the 4th of October at the age of 66, following a courageous fight against leukemia. He was the son of Pierre Fortier (1923-2012) and Louise Roy (1925-1989).

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An Interview with Oceanographer Susan Allen about the Salish Sea

Marek: Hello, I am speaking with Professor Susan Allen, from the University of British Columbia’s Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science about one of her many research interests: the Salish Sea. What is the Salish sea? Can you tell me a bit about it?

Susan: The Salish Sea, I believe, is not actually an official geographic term and therefore it does not have an official definition. For example, I recently saw a paper where the Salish Sea only included Puget Sound and a little bit of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which is the smallest Salish Sea I’ve seen.

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ECCC – DFO CONCEPTS Webex Seminar 2:00 PM (ADT) Wednesday September 2

Greg Smith & J-P Paquin (ECCC, Dorval QC), M Dunphy (Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney BC), Youyu Lu (Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth NS)

Please join us for the first of two ECCC DFO CONCEPTS seminars this Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 2pm Atlantic Time (Canada). The seminar will be presented using Microsoft Teams, which can be downloaded here.

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moonlight reflection over the ocean

Remembering Paul LeBlond 1938-2020

Paul Henri LeBlond

December 30, 1938 – February 8, 2020

Surrounded by his family, Paul passed away peacefully at home at the age of 81, after a lengthy illness. Paul was born in Quebec City and grew up in Chicoutimi.

His innate curiosity and love of learning led him naturally into science, earning his undergraduate degrees at Laval and McGill Universities. In 1963 he married Josee Michaud and together they moved to British Columbia,

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