Upcoming lecture in Parksville on maritime boundaries

Specialist in ocean positioning to speak Feb. 16

“There is still a difference of opinion on Canada’s maritime boundaries” says David H. Gray, an Ottawa-based specialist in geodesy, radio positioning, and maritime boundaries.

On Friday, Feb. 16, VIU ElderCollege is offering a lecture by Gray from 10 a.m. to noon at the Forum in the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre (100 Jensen Ave. East).

The topic of Gray’s lecture is “Whole Canada.” He will talk about Canada’s maritime boundaries, how they came about and what we do to enforce those limits. Gray will also have some stories to tell about court cases involving illegal foreign fishing.

David Gray started Definitive Hydrographic & Geodetic Consulting in 2005 after leaving the Canadian Hydrographic Service, where he spent 34 years providing the same sort of advice to Canadian government officials in several different departments.

While in the public service, Gray computed 1,500 km of the Canada-Greenland boundary with his Danish counterpart. He was appointed technical expert to the tribunal which decided the Nova Scotia-Newfoundland & Labrador offshore resource boundary.

Since leaving government service, he has been the technical expert in four international maritime boundary arbitrations at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Gray was a member of the Canadian Team for the Canada/France maritime boundary arbitration. One African, one South-West Pacific and three Caribbean countries have relied on his technical advice on their maritime boundaries and limits and he continues to provide technical advice on maritime boundaries and limits to the Department of Global Affairs in Canada.

He has also been an expert witness in more than 25 fisheries violation cases in court: determining a ship’s position, assessing its accuracy, and locating that position relative to national boundaries or domestic fishing limits.

The cost of admission to Gray’s talk is $10 cash at the door.

More information can be obtained by calling 1-866-734-6252 or at campusevents.viu.ca/whole-canada-presented-david-gray.

— Anne Marie Lafleur news release

Just Posted

BC Hockey to improve concussion care for players

BC Hockey has partnered with HeadCheck Health Inc. to establish standardization, and… Continue reading

Nanoose farm hopes to be more agriculturally transparent

Goal is to have new barn open to the public by spring of 2019

Teens premier Beauty and Beast Jr. Aug. 16 in Qualicum Beach

Outgoing and up-and-coming actors detail benefits of teen program

Drug-busted building in Parksville declared a ‘nuisance property’

RCMP has attended 354 Island Hwy. West 86 times since 2007

UPDATE: 5 injured in plane crash following Abbotsford International Airshow

One in critical condition in incident involving vintage plane

A look at B.C. wildfire smoke from space

NASA provides a timelapse of smoke covering B.C. from space

Court hearing on Humboldt Broncos fundraising to test Saskatchewan law

The money has yet to be distributed because Saskatchewan has legislation known as the Informal Public Appeals Act

Fredericton police release scene of shooting spree, but ‘damage’ remains

Residents of a Fredericton apartment complex may not be able to return home just yet

Bus crash in Ecuador kills 23 people, injures 14

The bus hit another vehicle in an area known as dead man’s curve on Tuesday

Trump lashes out at Omarosa, calls her ‘that dog’

Manigault Newman continues promoting her White House tell-all and releasing secret audio recordings

UPDATE: Bridge collapses in Genoa, Italy killing at least 20

Five more people are injured and in serious condition

Man plows truck into Houses of Parliament in London

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, man arrested

Child dies in boating incident in Okanagan

A North Vancouver family was boating on Kalamalka Lake in Vernon when the incident occured

B.C. Wildfires 2018: Province calls for federal aid

More fires have burned in B.C. already this year than did in all of 2017

Most Read