Articles

National treasures

Ecology & Action (2017) Vol. 35, Issue No. 2, pp. 18-19  

Free attendance at Parks Canada sites during the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation highlights the challenges of balancing our protection and enjoyment of nature. 

Seasoned traveller

The Walrus (2019) Vol. 16, Issue No. 2, p. 66

National parks receive millions of visitors each spring and summer, but the allure of winter camping has started to entice a growing number of Canadians into the snow-covered woods.

Backwoods gourmet

Optimyz (2015) Vol. 8, No. 5, pp. 64-66

National parks are synonymous with activities such as hiking and canoeing but Dennis Johnston, a Halifax-based chef, wants visitors to associate camping with gourmet food. 

Study suggests explosive cyclone frequency and intensity are underestimated in climate models

MEOPAR (September 2015)

Many researchers have evaluated the accuracy of climate models in relation to regular cyclones, but a new study by Christian Seiler is the first to examine how well our current models reproduce explosive storms.

Blue growth

Progress (2015) Vol. 22, Issue No. 4, pp. 47-49

Horizon 2020, the European Commission’s framework program for research and innovation, creates opportunities for oceans sector in Atlantic Canada. 

Ocean business

Progress (2015) Vol. 22, Issue No. 4, p. 10

International ocean technology exhibit in Southampton, England draws thousands of participants, including Atlantic Canadian companies like Geospectrum Technologies. 

Ride the swell

Progress (2015) Vol. 22, Issue No. 4, pp. 8-9

Swell Advantage, a Halifax-based company working out of the start-up incubator Volta, launched a boating app that sets itself apart from the competition. 

The links that bind

Progress (2015) Vol. 22, Issue No. 4, pp. 24-26

Former Dartmouth coast guard site expected to become a centre for ocean-related industry in Nova Scotia, propelling the province, and the rest of the region, onto a global stage. 

Right whales may abandon protected feeding habitats in search of food

MEOPAR (July 2015)

Dr. Kimberley Davies and a team of MEOPAR researchers are examining the link between copepods and the changing distribution of North Atlantic right whales.

A smart revolution

Progress (2015) Vol. 22, Issue No. 3, pp. 50-54

NB Power is building the Smart Grid, a modernized and advanced electricity grid with the capacity to transmit information, reduce consumption, and shift energy demands in the province. 

Access to exactAIS data could change the tide for several MEOPAR projects

MEOPAR (April 2015)

A recent partnership with exactEarth Ltd. will benefit scientific initiatives at MEOPAR, including research on shipping and whale interactions.

Back to the land

Optimyz (2015) Vol. 8, Issue No. 1, pp. 42-43

By improving soil quality, urban gardeners can gain more control over the nutrient content in their food.

Serpentine moves

Dance International (2014) Vol. 42, Issue No. 4, pp. 28-30

After twelve years of serious study in Canada and the Middle East, Laura Selenzi introduces Halifax to the misunderstood art of belly dancing at Serpentine Studios.

Nova 7 goes national

Progress (2014) Vol. 21, Issue No. 3, p. 14 

Benjamin Bridge garners national attention for Nova 7, a sweet and aromatic sparkling wine produced in the heart of the Gaspereau Valley on the Bay of Fundy.  

Hitting a high note

Progress (2015) Vol. 22, Issue No. 2, pp. 9-10

Orchestras often struggle to fill seats, but Symphony Nova Scotia has performed for thousands of people across the province each year since its inception and subscriptions sales continue to increase. 

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