# CDOGS AnnualOceanography ConferenceOn March 24, 2017

## 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 17, 2017. Thank you.

Undergraduate Poster Session: Again in 2017, 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

Reminder: Speakers are given 15 minutes per talk, including set up, presenting, and questions.

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

• ###### 9:15 - Kevin Sorochan

Risky business: Plankton movement and encounter rates

• ###### 9:30 - Jessica Gould

How Salty Was It? Investigation of a Biomarker Proxy for Paleo-Salinity

• ###### 9:45 - Shangfei Lin

Performance Assessment of Wave Breaking Parameterizations over Shallow Waters in Spectral Wave Models

• ###### 10:00 - Sandra Kitan

Stage duration and survivorship as emergent properties: how variation in environmental conditions and mortality influence copepod demographic patterns

• ###### 10:15 - Christopher Gordon

Investigating Photoacclimation of Phytoplankton in the Gulf of Mexico using Observational and Modelling Approaches

• ###### 10:45 - Irena Schulten

Re-examination of the 1929 Grand Banks submarine landslide

• ###### 11:00 - Arieanna Balbar

Population connectivity in the design of marine protected areas

• ###### 11:15 - Jing Tao

Beam attenuation spectra and flocculation dynamics in an estuary

• ###### 11:30 - Liuquian Yu

Simulating deep-water hydrocarbon plumes with a data-assimilative model of the Gulf of Mexico

• ###### 11:45 - Nadine Lehmann

Spatial distribution of nitrate isotopes in the Western Equatorial Pacific: Sources and N transformations of subsurface nitrate

• ###### 12:00 - Yuan Wang

Diagnosing the dynamics of the barotropic transport in the North Atlantic Ocean with a high-resolution circulation model

• ###### 12:15 - Dugald Thompson

AUV Localization in an Underwater Acoustic Positioning System

• ###### 12:30 - Lorenza Raimondi

Current Tides

• ###### Matthew Auvinen

Performance of a low-frequency high-flow acoustic sensing array for turbulent ocean conditions

• ###### Caela Bialek

Particulate carbon fluxes in the Gulf of Eilat/Aqaba

Modelling shifts in sediment nitrogen cycling under Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, aquaculture cages: impacts on benthic nutrient release and recovery

• ###### Kelsey Desilets

Grazers regulate early succession on coral reefs in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea

• ###### Carolyn McKinnon

Exploring the Effect of Salinity on Prymnesiophyte Lipid Composition

• ###### Danielle Moore

Evidence that Roseway Basin may be a unique right whale feeding habitat on the Scotian Shelf

• ###### Jenny Smith

Guidelines Governing Size and Spacing in Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network Design

Sillikers: A New Standard for Grain Size Measurements?

• ###### 13:45 - Plenary Speaker: Dr. Paul Hill

There are Things Still Coming Ashore

• ###### 14:15 - Gennavieve Ruckdeschel

Going with the flow: Space-time variation of euphausiid biomass in relation to water masses and bathymetry in Roseway Basin

• ###### 14:30 - Rui Zhang

Treacherous journey from river to sea: Elucidating the decline of North American Atlantic salmon with a time-dependent matrix model

• ###### 14:45 - Danielle Denley

New house, new rules: variation in life-history strategies can enhance invasion success of introduced species

• ###### 15:00 - Pengcheng Wang

Assessing the Performance of Formulations for Nonlinear Feedback of Surface Gravity Waves on Ocean Currents over Coastal Waters

• ###### 15:15 - Bruce Martin

Protecting marine life from pile driving sound using linear and additive mixed models to better describe the noise footprint

• ###### 15:45 - Lorenza Raimondi

An Indirect Estimate of Anthropogenic Carbon in the Labrador Sea

• ###### 16:00 - Angela Kuhn

Autotrophic and heterotrophic N2 fixation in the Gulf of Aqaba, Israel: a modeling approach

• ###### 16:15 - Anne McKee

Habitat Mapping of the American Lobster (Homarus americanus)

• ###### 16:30 - Lin Cheng

Simultaneous DIC and δ13C-DIC measurements by coupling Apollo Scitech AS-D1 DIC analyzer and Picarro G2201-i system

• ###### 16:45 - Qi Wang

Underwater Glider Measurements and Simulations of Storm-Induced Abrupt Upper Ocean Mixing

• ###### 17:00 - Sebastian Haas

A ‘Nitrification Cascade’ in Bedford Basin revealed by Speciation and Isotopic Composition of Inorganic Nitrogen

• ###### 17:15 - Christoph Renkl

Tilt, Tides, and Turbulence: Real-Life Struggles of an Ocean Modeller

• ###### 17:30 - Closing Remarks

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 graduate students studying subjects relating to Oceanography can give oral presentations. However, preference for presentations will be given to graduate students within the Oceanography department.

If you are not an Oceanography graduate student but would still like to present, 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 2017

### Event Location

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

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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.