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Ocean Connector: Environmental genomics applications in the marine sector

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February 2, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for the first Ocean Connector of 2023 with Dr. Marc Skinner and Dr. Robert Beiko for a discussion on environmental genomics, advanced sensor technology, and industrial and regulatory uptake opportunities.

Environmental genomics is a rapidly advancing field that promises to revolutionize the way industry conducts biodiversity monitoring.

Such technology provides non-invasive means of collecting biodiversity surveys without physically harming organisms, particularly species-at-risk, at a considerably lower sampling effort and cost. Across marine sectors, consensus exists that the application of environmental genomics has advanced dramatically in a short amount of time, with demonstrable benefits.

That said, there is an acknowledgement that further development is needed to increase regulatory confidence in applying genomics approaches within the industry. The result of advanced sensor technology for reliable in-situ sampling and analyses is a critical aspect that will further ease the broader application of environmental genomics.

On February 2nd, Dr. Marc Skinner, senior marine scientist and biostatistician at Stantec, and Dr. Robert Beiko, co-founder and Director of Data with Dartmouth Ocean Technologies, Inc, discuss the current regulatory landscape, case studies for advanced genomics sensors, and industrial and regulatory uptake opportunities.


February 2, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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