The Bedford Institute of Oceanography Oceans Association is a group of retired public servants previously involved in Ocean Science and Hydrography. Our members include former staff from the fullrange of scientific, engineering, technical and administrative groups all having a common bond: an interest in BIO. An unusual feature of the Institute has always been a very slow turnover rate ofstaff compared to many government agencies. We found that we could forge rewarding careers withoutleaving BIO – and many of our members spent much of their time as public servants on the BIO campus. This resulted in a sense of fellowship that we do not wish to lose after our formalassociation with the Institute has ceased. The retirees association preserves this connection andmembership is open to anyone who shares our goals.
The Association has a vested interest in the history of BIO history. We have a good collection ofdocuments and artefacts from the early days of BIO through to the present time. This collectionprovides insight into the nature of the scientific and administrative challenges that were overcomein the past and will help guide future action in a more complete context.
Some of our members have continued as 'scientific emeritus' doing studies and research whichcontributes to Canadian oceanography. Their work helps ensure that the knowledge built up overmany years can be passed to the next generation of BIO oceanographers as the process of staffrenewal replaces the old timers. We also have an interest in education and are available as volunteer tutors, lecturers and tour guides as the need arises. Our social activities include annual events such as a summer picnic, winter social evening, travel club and bridge club.
Please visit our website for further information: http://www.bedfordbasin.ca/
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