CDOGS Conference of Dalhousie Oceanography Students Annual ConferenceOn Friday March 22, 2019

Dalhousie University

Halifax, Nova Scotia

CDOGS 2019 is now finished and was another very successful edition. Thank you all for those 21 fascinating student presentations, this mind-blowing plenary session from Dr. Katja Fennel and those 4 amazing posters! And thank you to all who attended the conference, as well as to our precious sponsors!

Prizes were awarded to students for the best presentations:

• Best Overall (tie):
• PhD: Krysten Rutherford
• Best PhD: Benjamin Richaud
• Best MSc: Chris Gordon
• Best BSc poster:
• Jonathan Coyne
• Runner-up: Stephanie Robertson-Kempton

We are eager to see you next year for another great edition.

Event Schedule

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

• 2019 Abstract Book Available Here
• 9:15 -Tristan Guest

Rolling stones: cobble transport dynamics on a mixed sediment substrate

• 9:30 -Ian Hay

Measuring benthic intermediate scale roughness using Structure-from-Motion-Photogrammetry

• 9:45 -Calder Robinson

Mapping natural, coastal, ambient noise

• 10:00 -Fernando N.C. Sobral

Towards a regional model for the Labrador coast and shelf

• 10:15 -Colin Hughes

The impact of wave-current interactions on the vertical mixing in the upper ocean under idealized hurricane conditions

• 10:30 -Christoph Renkl

The Madden-Julian Oscillation as a Source of S2S Predictability of North-Atlantic Sea Surface Temperature

• 11:00 -Yuan Wang

The role of tidal impact on the seasonal variability over the eastern Canadian shelf

• 11:15 -Benjamin Richaud

Project of analyses of trends, sub-seasonal to interannual variability and extreme events in the Arctic Ocean from a physics-ice-biogeochemistry model

• 11:30 -Sebastian Haas

The Implications of Nitrogen Fixation in the High-Nitrogen-Low-Phosphorus Water Column of a Stratified Lake

• 11:45 -Bin Wang

Tradeoffs between satellite surface and Argo profile observations when optimizing a biogeochemical model for the Gulf of Mexico

• 12:00 -Ricardo Arruda Monteiro da Silva

At-Sea Intercomparison of Equilibrator-type Underway pCO$_{2}$ system

• Tor Kitching

A New Protein Mass Spectrometry-Based Method For Phytoplankton Abundance Assessments Applied On The Scotian Shelf

• Jonathan Coyne

Trends and Variability in Marine Heatwaves off of Coastal British Columbia

• Stephanie Robertson Kempton

Using grain size parameters to resolve sediment transport pathways in the Bay of Fundy

Estimating particulate carbon on the Scotian Shelf from remotely-sensed measurements of particle backscatter

• 13:30 - General Remarks

General Remarks

• 13:45 - Plenary Speaker: Dr. Katja Fennel

Controls on coastal hypoxia: A global synthesis and selected case studies

• 14:15 -Krysten Rutherford

Shifting circulation under a changing climate: Biogeochemical impacts in the northwest North Atlantic

• 14:30 -Christopher Gordon

Elucidating Drivers of Surface Variations in Dissolved Oxygen Observed by Profiling Floats in the Gulf of Mexico

Climate change, invasive species, and the fate of kelp beds in Atlantic Canada

• 15:00 -Caitlin Stockwell

Determining the effects of oxygen supplementation on cultured salmon behavior using acoustic telemetry

• 15:15 -Sarah Natasha de Mendonça

Conserving the deep sea: a spatial analysis of deep-sea epibenthic megafauna in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean

• 15:30 -Meredith Burke

Precision fish farming: Using Real-Time Sensors for Improved Salmon Aquaculture Management

• 16:00 -Xiaowei Chen

Tide driven microbial dynamics through virus-host interactions in the estuarine ecosystem

• 16:15 -Hansen Johnson

Estimating uncertainty in right whale location following visual or acoustic detection

• 16:30 -Delphine Durette-Morin

Mapping North Atlantic right whale distribution using passive acoustic monitoring in Canada

• 16:45 -Chen Hu

Seasonal and spatial comparisons of protozoan grazing and viral lysis impact on high and low nucleic acid prokaryote along a transect in the South China Sea

• 17:30 ish - 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 (10 min), and take questions (5 min).

Venue

Location for CDOGS 2019

Event Location

• Visit Us
McInnes Room, Student Union Building, Dalhousie University
6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, Canada
• 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 3 is here!
You can view the new 2018 issue of Current Tides in .pdf format. For more information, visit the Current Tides website.