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Upcoming Workshop/Conference

14th Science Workshop and Joint BoFEP/ACCESS Conference

Atlantic Canada Coastal & Estuarine Science Society
Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership Joint Conference 2024

The theme for this year’s conference is “Tides of Change: Accelerating Conservation and Protection Efforts in Atlantic Canada’s Estuaries and Coastal Waters.” The conference will be held from June 4-7th at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, in St. Andrews, New Brunswick.


Abstract submission will remain open until April 12th.
You can submit your abstract here
Proposed Workshop Sessions – Please indicate best fit for your abstract.


Registration is officially open at https://access.wildapricot.org/Registration-Inscription. While we prefer attendance in person, there is a virtual option for attending the conference, however it will not be possible to present papers virtually at the meeting.


Here is a map of the area with hotels, motels, inn and B&Bs indicated. You are responsible for finding and making your own reservations. We recommend that you book early as June can be a busy time for tourism in the area. Check out the map at: ACCESS – Accommodations / Hébergement (wildapricot.org)

We will soon open sign-up for student accommodation at the Huntsman dormitory, and if you are a student looking for a roommate to help ensure you get a spot (or to save costs on other accommodations!) please reach out (huntsman@huntsmanmarine.ca) so we can help put you in touch with other students.


The Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership (BoFEP) created an award to recognize the significant efforts of individual citizens toward the environmental stewardship of the Bay of Fundy. The first of these awards was presented in 2004 at the 6th Bay of Fundy Workshop. This award will be presented to an individual that has “contributed significantly to the environmental health/sustainability of the Bay of Fundy”, preferably one who might be described as an “unsung hero”, who has not been in the limelight as a prominent player but has worked hard behind the scenes toward the Mission and within the Principles of BoFEP.  The award will again be presented in June 2024 at the Bay of Fundy Conference to be held in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. You are invited to submit nominations for this award. Please read the award guidelines and complete and submit the nomination form by the deadline of May 1, 2024.

2024 award guidelines and nomination form

Please submit form to:

BoFEP Award Nominating Committee

C/o Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership

5361 Granville Road, Granville Ferry, NS

B0S 1A0

or by e-mail to:  seapencom@gmail.com

Click here for a list of past winners

Recent workshops

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)

Final Conference Program

Book of Conference Abstracts

BoFEP 25th anniversary article 

Past Workshops

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”
Delta Brunswick, Saint John, NB. September 27-30, 2011.
9th Workshop Proceedings (PDF 9.4MB)
Workshop Photo Gallery (PDF)

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.
Workshop Overview and Award Winners
8th Workshop Proceedings [PDF 13.4MB]
Workshop Photo Gallery [PDF]

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.
Workshop overview and award winners.
7th Workshop Proceedings [PDF 4.4MB]
Workshop Photo Gallery [PDF]

6th Science Workshop (2004)
“The Changing Bay of Fundy – Beyond 400 Years”
September 29th – October 2nd, 2004.
Annapolis Basin Conference Centre, Cornwallis Park, Nova Scotia.
Workshop Summary Report (Prepared for GOMCME Summit) [PDF]
Workshop Evaluation Report (Results from evaluation forms) [PDF]
6th Workshop Proceedings. [PDF 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 13-16th, 2002. Huggins Hall, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS.
5th Workshop Proceedings [PDF 5.6MB]
Coastal Forum Proceedings [PDF]

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

3rd Science Workshop (1999)
“Understanding Change in the Bay of Fundy Ecosystem”.
Proceedings of the 3rd Bay of Fundy Science Workshop
April 22-24, 1999 at Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick.
3rd Workshop Proceedings (PDF 7.4MB)

2nd Science Workshop (1997)
“Coastal Monitoring and the Bay of Fundy’.
Proceedings of the Maritime Atlantic Ecozone Science Workshop,
St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Nov. 11-15, 1997. Huntsman Marine Science Centre, St. Andrews, N.B.196 pp.
2nd Workshop Proceedings (PDF 12.0MB)

1st Science Workshop (1996)
“Bay of Fundy Issues: a scientific overview”.
Workshop Proceedings, Wolfville, N.S.,
January 29 to February 1, 1996.
Environment Canada – Atlantic Region Occasional report No. 8, Environment Canada, Sackville, New Brunswick, 191 pp.
1st Workshop Proceedings (PDF 16.8MB)