Latest news on the upcoming Coastal Zone Canada Conference

Dr. Susan Avery will be providing the keynote talk at the Oceans Gala Dinner at the Coastal Zone Canada 2014 Conference on Wednesday, June 18th.

Dr. Avery is President and Director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI -  Prior to taking this position she was a member of the executive administration and a Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado from 1982-2008. Dr. Avery uses her position and her background in atmospheric research to convey the importance of understanding the Earth as a system connected by ocean, atmosphere, terrestrial, and human interactions.

Under her leadership, WHOI is diversifying funding and pursuing more interdisciplinary discovery research as well as problem-oriented research and the application of fundamental research to ocean-related crises.  The institution is also developing a wide range of platforms and tools for access to the ocean.

Dr. Avery serves on many national and international boards, committees, commissions, and program review committees, and is active in professional societies.  She is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and of the American Meteorological Society, for which she also served as president.

Her research interests include atmospheric circulation and precipitation, the development of new radar techniques and instruments for observing the atmosphere, and the role of climate science in decision support.

CZC 2014 is proud to co-host the Oceans Gala Dinner and Reception with the Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS), a council of the Aerospace and Defense Industries Association of Nova Scotia (ADIANS -

CONTACT: Paul Boudreau, CZC 2014 Communications Committee