Introducing the AIR Centre : a new organization for international research cooperation across the Atlantic

Ocean Frontier Institute Conference

  • DATE
    October 10, 2018
  • Venue
    St. John´s
    Newfoundland, Canada

This session took place within the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) Conference – a conference on North Atlantic opportunities – with the aim of introducing the AIR Centre to the Canadian R&D Community in the relevant areas as a new organization for international research cooperation along and across the Atlantic and counted with presentations from referential guest speakers. The session also included an introduction by AIR Centre focused on the outcomes of the AIR Centre workshop that took place in Washington in July 2018.


  • 18:00

    › Jerry Miller | Science for Decisions Introduction: AIR Centre and North America
  • 18:05

    › António Sarmento | AIR Centre Implementation Team The Atlantic International Research Centre: Introduction and Implementation Status
  • 18h30

    › Suzan Lozier | Duke University OSNAP: Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program
  • 18h40

    › Richard Dewey | University of Victoria Ocean networks Canada advancing ocean observation and smart oceans systems
  • 18h50 Debate
    Akash Rastogi

    António Sarmento – AIR Centre

    Benoît Pirenne – Ocean Networks Canada

    Bjorn Erik Axelsen – Institute of Marine Research, Norway

    Britt Dupuis – Fisheries and Oceans Canada / Government of Canada

    Dave Murrin – National Research Council of Canada/ Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering

    Emma Shouldice – Memorial University of Newfoundland – Dept. Physics & Physical Oceanography

    Fiona Grant – International Programmes, Marine Institute

    Francesca Kerton – Memorial University of Newfoundland – Department of Chemistry

    Frank Neumann – AIR Centre

    Frederik Whoriskey – Dalhousie University

    Gaurav Madan – Memorial University of Newfoundland

    Glenn Blackwood – Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland

    Gordon Slade – Shorefast Foundation – Fogo Island

    Jerry Miller – Science for Decisions

    Justin Moores – Synapse Inc

    Kelley Santos – Office of Research & Development / Fisheries and Memorial University of Newfoundland

    Kes Morton – Pisces Research Project Management INC.

    Kim Thomson – Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI)

    Lawrence P. Hildebrand – World Maritime University

    Mark Murphy – National Research Council of Canada/ Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering

    Michel Dumoulin – National Research Council

    Neus Campanyá i Llovet – Ocean Sciences Centre / Memorial University of Newfoundland

    Obreahny O’Brien – Lenox Group

    Paul Snelgrove – Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI)

    Richard Dewey – Ocean Networks Canada/University of Victoria

    Stefan Leslie – Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR)

    Subhadeep Rakshit – Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University

    Toby Balch – Centre for Marine Applied Research

    Wendy Watson-Wright – Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI)

    Yi Liu – Fisheries and Marine Institute – Memorial University of Newfoundland