Sonia Jind

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Marine Conservation Officer

Regional liaison for Marine Environmental Quality groups across the country. Supporting Marine Environmental Quality initiatives on developing and revising policies with regards to the mitigation of impacts of anthropogenic underwater noise on marine mammals, fish, and invertebrates.

  • Cataloguing and categorizing impacts of human activities on marine species, habitat and ecological functions.
  • Liaise with other DFO sectors and Government of Canada departments
  • Identify gaps in order to inform future research.
  • Participate and support collaborative and information sharing fora
  • Contribute to the development of policies and strategies
  • Conduct web searches, literature searches on ecological stressors and develop information products

Agent de liaison régional pour les groupes chargés de la qualité de l’environnement marin à travers le pays. Soutenir les initiatives de qualité du milieu marin relatives à l’élaboration et à la révision de politiques relatives à l’atténuation des impacts du bruit anthropique sous-marin sur les mammifères marins, les poissons et les invertébrés.
• Cataloguer et catégoriser les impacts des activités humaines sur les espèces marines, leur habitat et leurs fonctions écologiques.
• assurer la liaison avec les autres secteurs du MPO et les ministères du gouvernement du Canada
• Identifier les lacunes afin d’éclairer les recherches futures.
• Participer et soutenir des forums de collaboration et de partage d’informations
• contribuer à l'élaboration de politiques et de stratégies
• Effectuer des recherches sur le Web, des recherches documentaires sur les facteurs de stress écologiques et élaborer des produits d'information.

Current research and/or projects

  • Cataloguing and categorizing impacts of human activities on marine species, habitat and ecological functions.
  • Liaise with other DFO sectors and Government of Canada departments
  • Identify gaps in order to inform future research.
  • Participate and support collaborative and information sharing fora
  • Contribute to the development of policies and strategies
  • Conduct web searches, literature searches on ecological stressors and develop information products as necessary

 

Research and/or project statements

Coordinating research and developing policy on threats to marine life including underwater noise and its impacts on marine mammals.

Professional activities / interests

I am a Marine Conservation Officer at Fisheries and Oceans Canada, in the Aquatic Ecosystems, Marine Planning and Conservation Branch. My current work focuses on underwater noise mitigation and policy – specifically looking at the impacts of human-induced underwater noise on marine mammals, fish, and inverts.

 

My career focus before working for the government has been on MPA Network coordination, biophysical monitoring in tropical ecosystems, comparing underwater survey methods, with a special interest in elasmobranch conservation.

Education and awards

Masters in Marine Management

BSc in Marine Biology (Honours)

BA in Psychology (Honours)

International experience and/or work

Worked in Caribbean, Latin America, Canada (east, west, and central).