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13th Science Workshop and Joint BoFEP/ACCESS Conference
The Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership (BoFEP) and The Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society (ACCESS) held a joint conference on May 18-21, 2022 at the Cox Institute of Agricultural Technology  at the Dalhousie University campus in Truro, Nova Scotia or virtually online. The theme was: “Advancing Estuarine Science and Ocean Literacy in Atlantic Canada”

13th Conference Proceedings (pdf)


12th Science Workshop  (2018)
“A Changing Fundy Environment: Emerging Issues, Challenges and Priorities”
9-12 May 2018,
Agricultural Campus, Dalhousie University, Truro, NS.
12th Workshop Proceedings  (PDF 1.99MB)

11th Science Workshop (2016)
“Fundy in Flux: Challenges for Science, Policy and Society”
June 9 – June 11, 2016
St. Thomas University Conference Center, Fredericton, NB
11th Workshop Proceedings (PDF 1.18 MB)

10th Science Workshop (2014)
The 10th BoFEP Fundy Science Workshop 2014 was held in conjunction with the Coastal Zone Canada 2014 Conference “Our Coasts: Legacies & Futures” from June 15-19, 2014 at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax , Nova Scotia. The theme of the BoFEP workshop was: “Sustaining the Bay of Fundy: Linking Science, Communication, Policy and Community Action”.
10th Workshop Proceedings (PDF 1.6MB)

 9th Science Workshop (2011)
“Protecting the Watersheds and Estuaries of the Bay of Fundy: Issues, Science and management.”
September 27-30, 2011, Delta Brunswick, Saint John, NB.
9th Workshop Proceedings  [PDF format  9.4 MB]

8th Science Workshop (2009)
“Resource Development and Its Implications in the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine.”
May 26 – 29, 2009. Acadia University, Wolfville, NS.
8th Workshop Proceedings  [PDF format  13.4MB]

7th Science Workshop (2006)
“Challenges in Environmental Management in the Bay of Fundy – Gulf of Maine”.
October 25 – 27, 2006. Fairmont Algonquin Hotel, St. Andrews, NB.
7th Workshop Proceedings [PDF format 4.4MB]

6th Science Workshop (2004)
“The Changing Bay of Fundy – Beyond 400 Years.”
September 29 – October 2, 2004. Annapolis Basin Conference Centre, Cornwallis Park, Nova Scotia.
6th Workshop Proceedings  [PDF format 12.2MB]

5th Science Workshop (2002)
“Health of the Bay of Fundy: Assessing Key Issues: including The Bay of Fundy Coastal Forum Taking the Pulse of the Bay’.”
 May 13 -16, 2002.Huggins Hall, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS.
5th Workshop Proceedings  [PDF format  5.6MB]
Coastal Forum Proceedings

4th Science Workshop (2000)
“Opportunities and Challenges for Protecting, Restoring and Enhancing Coastal Habitats in the Bay of Fundy.”
September 19 to 21, 2000, The Trade and Convention Centre in Saint John, NB, Canada. Held jointly with the 4th International Coastal Zone Canada 2000 Conference.
4th Workshop Proceedings  [PDF format  13.1MB]

3rd Science Workshop (1999)
Understanding Change in the Bay of Fundy Ecosystem.”
April 22-24, 1999, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB.
3rd Workshop Proceedings [PDF format  7.4MB]

 2nd Science Workshop (1997)
Coastal Monitoring and the Bay of Fundy”.
Nov. 11-15, 1997. Huntsman Marine Science Centre, St. Andrews, NB. In Proceedings of the Maritime Atlantic Ecozone Science Workshop. 196 pp.
2nd Workshop Proceedings  [PDF format  12.0MB]

 1st Science Workshop (1996)
“Bay of Fundy Issues:  A Scientific Overview.”

January 29 to February 1, 1996, Wolfville, N.S. Environment Canada – Atlantic Region Occasional report No. 8,  Environment Canada, Sackville, NB, 191 pp.
1st Workshop Proceedings  [PDF format 16.8MB]

 BoFEP Special Workshops/Forums

BoFEP Climate Change Project Final Report. 
Two workshops were held in Bible Hill/Truro, NS (February 3, 2013) and Annapolis Royal NS (February 13, 2013)
to: help municipal participants determine what climate change hazards and impacts might be expected
to occur and where; define and prioritize impacts that warrant further assessment;and understand how to incorporate this impact into their municipal climate change action plans. 78 pages.
Climate Change Workshops 2013 summary
Climate Change Workshops 2013 Final Report

“Threats to the Health of the Bay of Fundy: Potential Problems Posed by Pollutants”
St. Andrews, NB, 30th April 2010. Proceedings of a workshop organized under the auspices of BoFEP’s Working Group on Stress and Cumulative Effects, Fairmont Algonquin Hotel, St. Andrews, New Brunswick.Editors M.D.B. Burt and P.G. Wells. BoFEP Technical Report No. 5, 72 pages, December 2010.
Pollution Workshop 2010 Proceedings [PDF format 2.54MB]

Planners’ Workshops “Tools for Healthy Watersheds”.
Digby, NS – March 16, 2011, Saint John, NB – March 23, 2011, Sackville, NB – March 24, 2011. A series of Workshops jointly organized by BoFEP and the Ecology Action Centre for Municipal and Regional Planners from all around the Bay of Fundy. The purpose of the workshops was to increase municipal and regional planners’ awareness of the many complex linkages between land-based activities within their municipalities and the health of coastal habitats and watersheds, as well as to provide information on appropriate tools for watershed protection.
Planner’s Workshops Final Report [PDF format 0.3MB]
Healthy Watersheds Final Participants Report [PDF format 0.3MB]

Planners’ Workshops – “Mitigating Impacts of Stormwater, Wastewater and Pharmaceuticals in the Environment”.
The ‘Stormwater and Wastewater Management’ workshops, hosted jointly by BoFEP and the Ecology Action Centre, in May 2012, were part of a larger BoFEP project titled ‘Utilizing a Comprehensive Approach for Addressing Toxic Chemical Concerns Affecting Sustainable Use of The Bay of Fundy’. The workshops were designed to help planners, municipal officials and other interested Stakeholders effectively manage stormwater while also Raising awareness on the impacts of pharmaceuticals In the marine environment.
Stormwater Workshops Final Report  [PDF format 4.79MB]

The Bay of Fundy Coastal Forum – “Taking the Pulse of the Bay.”
Prepared and edited by P.G. Wells, J. Harvey, J.A. Percy, G.R. Daborn and S.J. Rolston. 118+x pages. [PDF format]. Proceedings of the GPAC-BoFEP Coastal Forum, held May 15-16, 2002, as part of the 5th Bay of Fundy Science Workshop, Wolfville, NS. Environment Canada – Atlantic Region Occasional Report No. 25. March 2005.
Coastal Forum Workshop Report  [PDF format 0.9MB]

“Planning for Action in the Minas Basin watershed.”
Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership Technical Report #1. (126 pages, July 2002). Synthesis report from the Minas Basin Community Forums in Wolfville, Truro and Parrsboro, organized by the Minas Basin working Group.
Planning for Action in Minas Basin Report  [PDF format 5.99MB]

“A Draft Summary of the State of the Minas Basin Forum.”
Mark TeKamp. {PDF format] (34 pages). On October 28th 2003, a forum on the State of the Minas Basin (SOMB) was held in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. The purpose of this meeting was to bring together a diverse group of resource users, scientists, managers, and individuals with knowledge of the local environmental characteristics to discuss the health and quality of the Minas Basin watershed.
Summary of Minas Basin Forum

” Working with Minas Basin Watershed Community Groups – Summary Report.”
Lisa McCuaig. February 2004. 30 pages [PDF format]. In 2003, the Minas Basin Working Group hosted a number of community forums in the Minas Basin watershed area. The Working Group implemented a work plan to address the issues that were identified at these community forums. Subsequently, the Working Group hired a coordinator to work with community groups to develop action plans for the Minas Basin Watershed. This report summarizes the results of this initiative.
Minas Basin community groups summary report [PDF 0.1MB]

“Strategic Environmental Assessment of In-Stream Tidal Energy Generation Development in New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy Coastal Waters”.
Report of New Brunswick Strategic Environmental Assessment Consultation with communities along the Fundy coast prepared by BoFEP’s Marine Energy Working Group (Barry Jones, Chair).
NB Tidal SEA Final Report[PDF]
NB Tidal SEA Recommendations (English)[PDF]
NB Tidal SEA Recommendations (English)[PDF]
NB Tidal SEA resume (French)[PDF]
NB Tidal SEA Recommendations (French)[PDF]
  New Brunswick Joint Response (PDF format) to BOFEP’s SEA, Department of Energy (March 2009)