# CDOGS AnnualOceanography ConferenceOn March 18, 2016

## Dalhousie University

Halifax, Nova Scotia

We invite you to give a presentation and attend the Conference of Dalhousie Oceanography Graduate Students (CDOGS). This is an opportunity for you to share your research and learn about the research of your peers in a friendly environment. The day will be structured in a conference style, with 15 minutes per speaker (including set-up and questions). Although only graduate students and post-docs are invited to present, we will be inviting faculty and the public to attend, including the faculty and staff of the Department of Oceanography, scientists at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, and the general public.

Are you wondering what to talk to about? In short: whatever you want. Are you a new student? You could talk about your previous work, a class project, or ideas that may end up in your thesis proposal. Are you a world expert on photosystem II or mixed-layer turbulence? We'd also like to hear about it -- just make sure we can understand.

If you want to present, please register by submitting an abstract by March 11, 2016. Thank you.

Undergraduate Poster Session: Again for 2016 event, we invite undergraduate students to participate in a poster session as part of CDOGS. Any undergraduate student doing ocean-related research is welcome to submit an abstract and title for a poster they would like to present. Please register if you would like to participate.

## Event Schedule

Our itinerary.

You can view the schedule and abstracts in our conference proceedings.

• ###### 9:05 - Mathieu Dever

Will Lawrencetown Beach turn into Copacabana? A look into Inter-annual variability and the 2012 warm anomaly in Nova Scotian waters

• ###### 9:20 - Jessica Gould

Investigation of the Uk37’ Paleothermometer for Atlantic Ocean suspended particulate alkenones: An alternative regression model

• ###### 9:35 - Jacoba Mol

Exchange of Dissolved Inorganic Carbon and Carbon Isotopes on the Beaufort Shelf

• ###### 9:50 - Shihan Li

Improvement of the MOHID Oil Spill Model for Prediction of the Fate/behaviour of Oil Spills on Scotian Shelf

• ###### 10:05 - Krysten Rutherford

Source or Sink? A modeling study of inorganic carbon cycling on the Scotian Shelf

• ###### 10:20 - Tristan Guest

Pressure response of a sand and gravel bed to water waves

• ###### 10:45 - Haiyan Zhang

Modeling hypoxia off the Changjiang Estuary in the East China Sea

• ###### 11:00 - Anne McKee

Habitat Suitability Mapping: Separating Lobsters from Fish Pens

• ###### 11:15 - Jing Tao

Variability of Particle Distribution Using Optical Measurements within the Columbia River Estuary

• ###### 11:30 - Hansen Johnson

Seasonal and spatial variation in the acoustic presence of large baleen whale species on the Scotian Shelf

• ###### 11:45 - Anne Lombardi

Soundscape characterization in a dynamic acoustic environment: Grand Passage, Nova Scotia, a planned in-stream tidal energy site

• ###### 12:00 - Jonathan Izett

Estimating the Efficiency of Cross-Shelf Transport of Terrestrially Derived Materials in River Plumes

• ###### Cailin Burmaster

Diving deep with Somniosus microcephalus: Inferring behaviour from satellite tag measurements of vertical movements of the Greenland Shark

• ###### Delphine Durette Morin

Is what we see, what we hear? Temporal variation in right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) population indices and vocalizations measured concurrently in Roseway Basin

• ###### Maria Eller

Distribution and Microhabitats of Mushroom Coral, Fungia, Recruits on Palmyra Atoll

• ###### Christopher Gordon

Can carbon export in the North Atlantic Ocean be quantified by combining bio-optical Argo observations with a simple model?

• ###### Carolyn McKinnon

Export Production in the Gulf of Eilat: A New Time Series of Particulate Organic Matter

• ###### Shannon-Morgan Steele

Modeling mid-frequency scattering and reverberation in the northern Gulf of Mexico during the TREX13 sea trial

• ###### Jude van der Meer

Modeling Optimum Culture Conditions for the synthesis of Photoprotective Carotenoids in the Chlorophytes Dunaliella viridis and D. salina

• ###### 13:30 - Plenary Speaker: Dr. Marlon Lewis

Estimation of the Past, Present and Future State of the Ocean

• ###### 14:00 - Justine McMillan

3T's: Tides, Turbines and Turbulence

• ###### 14:15 - Stef Mellon

Exploring the carbon isotopic composition of Ascophyllum Nodosum as a record of coastal ocean acidification

• ###### 14:30 - Qi Wang

Evaluating Wind Power Input to the General Oceanic Circulation Estimated in CMIP5 Climate Models

• ###### 14:45 - Christoph Renkl

The Alongshore Tilt of Mean Dynamic Topography and Implications for Nearshore Circulation

• ###### 15:00 - Chantelle Layton

Baroclinic topographic Rossby waves on the Northern slope of Flemish Cap

• ###### 15:15 - Sebastian Haas

Extreme low-light photosynthesis in a microbial mat from a sulfidic underwater cave

• ###### 15:45 - Jenna Hare

Sound Attenuation in Water-Saturated Sand at MHz Frequencies

• ###### 16:00 - Myriam Lacharite

Fine-scale substrate features influence epibenthic megafaunal diversity on the deep eastern Canadian margin

• ###### 16:15 - Sandra Kitan

Seasonal mortality trends for Calanus in the Northwest Atlantic: managing sampling variability and explaining regional differences

• ###### 16:30 - Jonathan Lemay

Hurricane Arthur and its effect on the short term variation of pCO2

• ###### 16:45 - Emily Higgins

Colonization and Early Development of Sessile Benthic Invertebrate Communities on Tropical Artificial Reef Structures

• ###### 17:00 - Yuan Wang

The recipe of water entering the Laurentian Channel

• ###### 17:15 - Danielle Dempsey

Identifying optimal sets of ecosystem indicators: A comparative study of data analysis methods and regional results

• ###### 17:30 - Closing Remarks
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Thank you to all of this year's CDOGS sponsors!

## FAQ

#### 1 I'm not in the Department of Oceanography, can I attend?

Anyone can attend the event. However, seating can be limited, so arriving early is best.

#### 2 I'm not in the Department of Oceanography, or a graduate student, can I submit an abstract?

Only Oceanography graduate students can give oral presentations.

In 2016, we are including a poster session for undergraduate students in Oceanography and other related programs.

#### 3 Is food served at the event?

Complimentary coffee/tea and snacks will be available, and lunch will be provided during the intermission.

#### 4 How can I include formulas or special characters in my abstract?

With current limitations, you must input your abstract following LaTex syntax. This includes the use of $$...$$ or $$...$$ notation. If you need assistance, refer to the following documentation.

#### 5 How can I use italics or bold format in my abstract?

Refering back to question 4, you must use LaTex syntax to accomplish formatting. For italicized text you may use \textit{...} or \emph{...}. For bold text you may use \textbf{...}. For more complex formatting, refer to the following documentation.

#### 6 In what format should my presentation be?

Formats such as .ppt, .pptx, and .pdf are the most common. Both a Mac and a PC will be available at the conference. Ask the organizers to load your presentation on the corresponding one to avoid incompatibilities.

Other formats are also welcome, but please consider potential limitations. For example, if you are using prezi, download an offline version of your presentation and do not depend on the internet connection on the site.

#### 7 How are prize winners selected?

All attendees can vote for the "best overall talk" - CMOS prize. Only students can vote for the best MSc. and PhD. talks, and the best undergraduate poster.

#### 8 What are the poster size requirements?

To fit within the poster display at the event, posters need to be 1.2m x 1.2m (47" x 47") or smaller.

#### 9 How long should my talk be?

Each speaker is assigned a 15 minute slot to give their talk. This includes the time you will need to give your talk (12 min), and take questions (3 min).

## Venue

Location for CDOGS 2016

### Event Location

• Visit Us
University Hall, 3rd Floor Macdonald Bldg, Dalhousie University
• Email Us
dosa.cdogs@gmail.com

### Directions

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### Conference Proceedings

To check out all of our past conference proceedings in .pdf format, see the links below:

### Current Tides

Current Tides is the research magazine published (first in 2014) by the Dalhousie Oceanography Student Association (DOSA). It contains articles written and edited by oceanography graduate students, and details their current research in a style accessible to both scientists and non-scientists. It is distributed to universities with a strong connection to ocean sciences, as well as to visiting scientists, and at ocean sciences related conferences and meetings.

Current Tides Volume 2 is here!
You can view the new 2016 issue of Current Tides in .pdf format. For more information, visit the Current Tides website.