An inclusive & diverse Blue Economy

Join us for a series of webinars this spring to learn from leaders in the blue economy. Each session will feature a facilitated panel of experts followed by an opportunity to ask important questions.

Speaker: Ashley Noseworthy
CEO Edgewise Environmental

Ashley Noseworthy is the CEO and founder of Edgewise Environmental. A certified women-owned marine environmental consultancy based in St. John’s, NL. Accomplished in project management, and an entrepreneur, Ashley has over 15 years of experience in environmental management and regulatory compliance across a variety of marine industries including oil and gas, renewable energy, environmental emergency response and academic expeditions. She has worked globally in the offshore energy sector in management, compliance and training roles and was one of the first females in a management role, permitted offshore within the Arabian Gulf.  Ashley holds a BSc (Biology) from Memorial University, MSc (International Marine Environmental Consulting) from Newcastle University and a Masters Diploma in Project Management from York University. She is also a per-course instructor within Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Biology Department. Ashley sits on multiple cross appointed boards for industry and academia both in NL and internationally. Her passion is the ocean and celebrating more diversity and inclusion within the blue economy. She is a large supporter of women in STEM fields and the most recent recipient of the NL Organization for Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) Trailblazer Award. 
Speaker: Alexa J. Goodman (they/she)
Training Program Manager for the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) and Founder of AG Consulting

Alexa Goodman is a marine manager committed to helping the planet and its people by shifting awareness into action, using curiosity, compassion, and strong project management to lead the way. To provide the next generation of marine researchers with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed in their careers, they joined MEOPAR's team in May 2021 as Training Program Manager, and have been working as an independent consultant since 2019. Alexa is a scientist, intersectional environmental activist, yogi, and champion of managing abandoned, lost, and discarded fishing gear, also called ‘ghost gear’. Their work aligns with several Ocean Decade Outcomes, making waves of change for future generations.
Speaker: Ken Paul
Lead Fisheries Negotiator and Research Coordinator for the Wolastoqey Nation of New Brunswick and independent Board member of the Ocean Supercluster

Ken is a member of the Wolastoqey First Nation in the community of Neqotkuk whose traditional territory is located on the northern Atlantic coast spanning the Canada/US border between Maine, New Brunswick and Quebec including the Bay of Fundy and approaches to the Gulf of Maine. Over the past 11 years, has help the positions as Fisheries Director with the Assembly of First Nations and the previously with the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs. Ken has advocated for First Nations regionally, nationally and internationally on all aspects relating to fisheries, aquaculture, ocean protection and aquatic resources as they relate to inherent aboriginal and treaty-protected rights, legislation, and policy. This includes Indigenous Knowledge Systems, economic prosperity, community engagement, shipping, renewable energy and resource management. Previous to this, he had worked for 10 years in field-based ocean mapping with the Canadian Hydrographic Service and another 10 years with Parks Canada as a Senior Policy Advisor in Atlantic Canada and the Field Unit Superintendent in the Northwest Territories. Ken has an MBA with St Mary’s University and a BSc from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has extensive training in leadership, policy development, mediation, labour relations, First Nations governance and traditional teachings. Among his other initiatives, Ken serves as the Lead Fisheries Negotiator and Research Coordinator for the Wolastoqey Nation of New Brunswick. Ken Is an independent Board member of the Ocean Supercluster.

  • Why is equity, diversity and inclusion important in the blue economy? 
  • What are some specific challenges this sector faces?  How can we overcome those challenges? 
  • Where are you seeing progress?  What areas need more attention?
  • What considerations are important to advance reconciliation? 

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