CWB-VIU Speakers Series: Fukushima Radiation with Robin Brown


Fukushima Radiation in North American Continental Waters

The scoop on our oceans post-Fukushima

Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 pm
VIU Cowichan Campus, Room 140

Robin Brown

PICES (The North Pacific Marine Science Organization)

Robin Brown has worked for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) for almost 30 years. For the last 15 years with DFO he managed the Ocean Sciences Division at the Institute of Ocean Sciences and was responsible for up to 70 scientists, technicians and support staff who carried out research and monitoring in the North Pacific and Arctic Oceans. Robin was also the federal co-chair of a Federal-Provincial interagency Japan Tsunami Debris Science and Monitoring Working Group. He recently took the position of Executive Secretary of the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES). PICES is an intergovernmental organization established in 1992 to promote and coordinate marine research in the northern North Pacific and adjacent seas. Its members are Canada, Japan, People's Republic of China, Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, and the United States of America.

Robin is thoughtful, and extremely entertaining speaker who knows his topic well and loves to share his knowledge of the ocean. We are grateful that he is able to speak here in the Cowichan immediately before Canada Water Week.

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Author: Jill Thompson
Type : Presentation