Presentation Abstract

The Oceans Protection Plan highlights the Canadian Government’s new direction on marine safety and shipping. The Government is investing $1.5 billion in the Oceans Protection Plan, a national strategy to create a world-leading marine safety system that provides economic opportunities for Canadians today, while protecting coastlines for future generations. It will focus on four priority areas: • A world-leading marine safety system, which will improve how we prevent and respond to marine incidents • Protecting the marine environment by preserving and restoring marine ecosystems • Strengthening Indigenous partnerships; and • Investing in science and local knowledge to produce a stronger evidence base The implementation of the Oceans Protection Plan will involve a whole-of-government strategy led by four federal departments. The Oceans Protection Plan places a strong emphasis on working collaboratively with marine stakeholders, along with forming new partnerships with indigenous groups and other coastal communities. The session will include: • An overview presentation of the Oceans Protection Plan led by Transport Canada • 2-3 presentations on specific Oceans Protection Plan initiatives with transboundary linkages For issues that are transboundary in nature, such as the many vessels that use our shared Salish Sea, we recognize the need for partnership and collaboration with our American partners. Where appropriate, we look forward to working together as we deliver over 50 initiatives as part of the Oceans Protection Plan that will address areas such as assessing cumulative effects of marine shipping and establishing a coastal environmental baseline, enhanced marine situational awareness, regional response planning, protecting marine mammals and more. The presentations will be followed by a round table discussion focused on opportunities to collaborate and share information.

Session Title

Federal Initiatives II: Oceans Protection Plan (OPP)

Keywords

Oceans Protection Plan, Government of Canada, Federal Initiatives, Trans-boundary Management and Policy

Conference Track

SSE9: Transboundary Management and Policy

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE9-76

Start Date

5-4-2018 3:30 PM

End Date

5-4-2018 3:45 PM

Type of Presentation

Oral

Contributing Repository

Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

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Oceans protection plan overview

The Oceans Protection Plan highlights the Canadian Government’s new direction on marine safety and shipping. The Government is investing $1.5 billion in the Oceans Protection Plan, a national strategy to create a world-leading marine safety system that provides economic opportunities for Canadians today, while protecting coastlines for future generations. It will focus on four priority areas: • A world-leading marine safety system, which will improve how we prevent and respond to marine incidents • Protecting the marine environment by preserving and restoring marine ecosystems • Strengthening Indigenous partnerships; and • Investing in science and local knowledge to produce a stronger evidence base The implementation of the Oceans Protection Plan will involve a whole-of-government strategy led by four federal departments. The Oceans Protection Plan places a strong emphasis on working collaboratively with marine stakeholders, along with forming new partnerships with indigenous groups and other coastal communities. The session will include: • An overview presentation of the Oceans Protection Plan led by Transport Canada • 2-3 presentations on specific Oceans Protection Plan initiatives with transboundary linkages For issues that are transboundary in nature, such as the many vessels that use our shared Salish Sea, we recognize the need for partnership and collaboration with our American partners. Where appropriate, we look forward to working together as we deliver over 50 initiatives as part of the Oceans Protection Plan that will address areas such as assessing cumulative effects of marine shipping and establishing a coastal environmental baseline, enhanced marine situational awareness, regional response planning, protecting marine mammals and more. The presentations will be followed by a round table discussion focused on opportunities to collaborate and share information.