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While there are often opportunities to go deep in our respective fields, breakthroughs can come from unexpected connections and interdisciplinary discussions. The Salish Sea Science Roundtable is a virtual monthly seminar inspired by just that. Each month we’ll connect to share emerging science that’s shaping Salish Sea recovery and sustainable development, reconnect with colleagues in different fields, and enjoy thought-provoking discussions. We hope you’ll join us virtually the first Tuesday of each month from 12:30-1:30 pm PT and once a quarter in person for a happy hour.

Do you have a topic you want to learn more about or are you interested in sharing some of your organization’s new science? Email Marielle (

06.04 Enhancing climate change planning & adaptive management in marine protected areas

Facilitated by Fisheries & Oceans Canada

Marine Protected Areas are being deployed globally to protect the Earth’s biodiversity in rapidly changing oceans. Nesting climate change considerations within adaptive Marine Protected Area management and monitoring is becoming a more common approach, and climate change is increasingly addressed in Marine Protected Area planning but implementation gaps remain. Kaia Bryce and Karen Hunter will share highlights from their new research evaluating how robustly climate change is incorporated into Marine Protected Area monitoring plans. The adaptive management cycle is a core climate adaptation strategy, but incomplete in many of these cases. Join us to explore their findings, including the role of socio-ecological objectives and local partnerships as avenues to continue to improve Marine Protected Area outcomes in a changing world.

While the event is free, registration is required to help prevent Zoom bombing. Once you register Zoom will email you your unique link to join. If you have trouble accessing your unique link, you can always re-register to join directly or use the meeting ID: 980 6198 0733.

Stop by the happy hour after

Each quarter, we coordinate a happy hour. It’s an opportunity to reconnect in person with old friends and meet others who share your passion for science and the Salish Sea. We’re rotating through different hubs in the region so that everyone has an opportunity to connect. We previously hosted a happy hour in Seattle and another in Bellingham. This time, we’re excited to meet up in Tacoma. Swing by 7 Seas Brewery and Taproom on Tuesday, June 4, from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Food is available onsite from Canteen and outside food is also welcome. If you can, consider a carpool!

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Check out the previous roundtables

  • eDNA in the Salish Sea 05.07.2024 Slides 
  • Modeling to Strategically Manage Groundwater and Stream Flows 04.02.2024 Slides
  • The Science Behind Evidence-Based Hope and Strategies for Countering Climate Doomism 03.05.2024 Key resources
  • Cumulative Effects on Southern Resident Killer Whales and Contaminants of Emerging Concern 2.6.24 Slides | Follow-up Resources 
  • Update on the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project 12.5.2023 Slides
  • Emerging Salmon Science with Fisheries and Oceans Canada 11.7.2023 Chrys’ Slides | Tanya’s Slides
  • Climate-Ready Fisheries & Modeling 10.3.2023Slides | Overview | Paper