Kate Sherren

Landscapes - People - Global change

Tag: collaboration (page 2 of 2)

A lovely day in the Musquodoboit

Cows grazing along the Old Guysborough Road.

Cows grazing along the Old Guysborough Road.

I had a great day today at a workshop organized by the Nova Scotia Eastern Habitat Joint Venture folks, who administer the North American Waterfowl Management Plan activities in this region. Many of my existing collaborators on farm wetland and biodiversity issues across government and NGOs were present, to share our work and discuss common interests in the Musquodoboit River area. It was a beautifully sunny morning, on a warmer than average day, and so wonderful to get out of town and into the countryside. Great to be feeling a growing interest in social science within the conservation and agricultural science community.

Relaxing, post-jury

A sunny post-jury walk on the Mactaquac shoreline below Keswick Ridge with the energy team.

A sunny post-jury walk on the Mactaquac shoreline below Keswick Ridge, NB, with the energy team (photo: Yan Chen).

Science & Diplomacy

Ray is a keen birder, and captured this picture of King Penguins on the move at Volunteer Point.

Ray is a keen birder, and captured this picture of King Penguins on the move at Volunteer Point.

A summary of the Pan-American Scientific Delegation to the Falklands appeared recently in Science and Diplomacy, penned by Ray Arnaudo and Dr Lindsay Chura, American diplomat and British Embassy science advisor, respectively. The piece is a useful reminder of the underlying ethos of the Delegation: the naturally collaborative nature of science builds bridges. This is important amidst continuing tensions with Argentina, which still claims the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas). The Falklands have mostly looked to the UK for research collaborations (viz: the Shackleton award), but need to strengthen their networks in the region, as a nation to its neighbours, and where ecosystems are shared.

Washington stop-over

The Washington Memorial glowing from fugitive sources, as Washington anticipated thunderstorms.

The Washington Monument glowing from fugitive sources, as Washington anticipated thunderstorms.

Enroute back from Charleston I stopped over in Washington for a night. This was a great opportunity to visit iconic sites like the Lincoln and Washington Memorials and the White House, but also to catch up with Lindsay Chura, ‎Senior Policy Advisor, Science and Innovation at the British Embassy in Washington. Lindsay organized the Falklands trip in January. We had an interesting walking meeting, enduring hot and hazy pre-storm weather while catching up on collaborations since the Symposium and talking about the next steps for advancing science and diplomacy in the region.

Lindsay and Kate at the White House

Lindsay and Kate at the White House

Hard at work

Energy team at work in Folly Beach

Energy team at work in Folly Beach

Newer posts »

© 2019 Kate Sherren

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑