January 23rd, 2024 - January 24th, 2024 | PT | Hybrid
The 2024 Salish Sea Symposium will be held virtually and in-person on January 23-24, 2024, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The theme is “building on our past, advancing our future."
This symposium hopes to:
Raise awareness of existing ocean protection/marine-transportation related work in the Salish Sea.
Highlight successes, best practices, or re-occurring challenges.
Share information and knowledge-based products, tools and learnings that can improve understanding and support decision-making.
Identify linkages, partnerships or collaboration that could improve initiative outcomes.
Share stories to understand the importance of the Salish Sea and its ecosystem, to build collective understanding of your vision for this region.
Registration for this event is freeRegister Here
The Salish Sea is one of the world’s largest inland seas, spanning the international waters between Campbell River, British Columbia and Olympia, Washington State. The Salish Sea includes major cities like Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle, and has become a vital route for international, national and local trade. It is home to Indigenous Peoples, coastal communities, and endangered species like the Southern Resident killer whale. The Salish Sea is culturally significant for Indigenous Peoples, providing food, medicine and travel for generations. It is named after the Coast Salish peoples, who were some of the region's first inhabitants.
Within these waters, there are hundreds of actions being taken to protect the environment and support economic activity, involving various levels of governments, Indigenous and coastal communities, environmental organizations, and industry. The goal of the Salish Sea Strategy is to establish a shared level of understanding, to inform economic and environmental planning and decision-making. By building a community of participation and collaboration, together we can protect these waters, and support economic prosperity.