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Holyrood observatory deployed

The Holyrood observatory is a collaboration between the Marine Institute at MUN and Ocean Networks Canada and will support long term monitoring of the seafloor in Holyrood Inlet.

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Memorial University Research Week 2020

Research Week at MUN is an opportunity to share knowledge and expertise across disciplines, and engage broadly with the research community. Our lab group pre-recorded a presentation that highlights the work each of us is doing!

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Shreya presents at Geomatics Atlantic 2020

Shreya presented her thesis work on habitat mapping in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland at the Geomatics Atlantic 2020 conference. Shreya's work contributes to the biological component of seafloor maps in the region to predict the spatial distribution of benthic community assemblages and understand the environmental factors driving their distribution.

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Introduction to Species Distribution Modelling

Katleen gave a webinar on species distribution modeling in R for the iAtlantic WP2 webinar series. Katleen takes us through the steps we should consider when conceptualizing SDMs, with a focus on data preparation, model fitting, training, and assessment, and making predictions.

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New Underwater Exploration Laboratory

The new Underwater Exploration Laboratory at the Marine Institute is equipped with state-of-the-art ROV simulation software and equipment, and will train the next generation of ROV pilots. The 4D Oceans lab uses ROVs to study biodiversity and geomorphology of the deep sea.

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Shreya takes 2nd in 3MT competition!

Shreya presented her thesis "a species and traits-based approach to predicting the distribution of benthic communities" in Memorial University's 3-minute thesis competition, winning second place!

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Kate and Rylan presented at MEOPAR ASM/ATM 2020

Kate and Rylan presented their work in Conception Bay, Newfoundland at MEOPAR's Annual Science and Training Meeting. Kate is building seasonal habitat maps to understand how the spatial distribution of habitats and benthic communities changes over time. Rylan is studying the response of benthic fauna to the spring phytoplankton bloom using video and environmental sensors on the new Holyrood Underwater Observatory.

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Shreya and Katleen featured in MUN's President's Choice report

Shreya discusses her research in habitat mapping, as well as the convenience of field work preparation at the Holyrood Marine Base. Katleen describes her concept for the 4D Oceans Lab.