August 18, 2017

First milestone in Klamath Integrated Restoration and Monitoring Plan complete

ESSA has completed a Synthesis Report for the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission in support of the development of an Integrated Fisheries Restoration and Monitoring Plan […]
January 9, 2017

Adaptive Management Plan for the Missouri River

ESSA co-authored a Draft Science and Adaptive Management Plan for the Missouri River Recovery Program that has just been made available for public review. The effort […]
December 16, 2016

New Study Reducing Uncertainty in the Regulation of Industrial Emissions in BC

A new study has been released assessing the critical loads of industrial air emissions in a rapidly industrializing region of northwest British Columbia, based on work […]
October 31, 2016

Succession Moving Forward at ESSA

NEWS RELEASE The ESSA Technologies Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Marmorek to the position of Lead Scientist & Senior Partner, […]
February 24, 2016

Lessons from sea lice and salmon epidemiology laid out in new paper

Effective disease management can benefit from mathematical models that identify drivers of epidemiological change and help to guide decision-making. A new study recently published in Philosophical […]
January 27, 2016

New Canadian Environmental Assessment Process for Major Projects

Following recent reports of inadequate regulatory oversight for Canadian energy projects, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Minister of Natural Resources recently made […]
January 9, 2016

Canada Commits to Science-based Siting of New Marine Protected Areas

Canada has now committed to ambitious targets for setting aside 5% of its oceans for special protection by next year and aim,s to reach 10% protection […]
November 13, 2015

Trudeau Renews Federal Commitment to Science-Based Decision-Making with New Cabinet Appointments

The new federal government of Canada cabinet includes three ministers responsible for science, and signals more focus on climate change, pure science and public interest research. […]
November 4, 2015

Migratory Birds and The Oil Sands of Canada: Addressing Complexity and Uncertainty

In collaboration with their coauthors, Marc Nelitz and Alex Hall of ESSA explored the use of conceptual models and expert judgments to inform expansion of ecological […]
January 27, 2016

New Canadian Environmental Assessment Process for Major Projects

Following recent reports of inadequate regulatory oversight for Canadian energy projects, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Minister of Natural Resources recently made […]
January 9, 2016

Canada Commits to Science-based Siting of New Marine Protected Areas

Canada has now committed to ambitious targets for setting aside 5% of its oceans for special protection by next year and aim,s to reach 10% protection […]
November 13, 2015

Trudeau Renews Federal Commitment to Science-Based Decision-Making with New Cabinet Appointments

The new federal government of Canada cabinet includes three ministers responsible for science, and signals more focus on climate change, pure science and public interest research. […]
September 10, 2014

One Request to Interview Scientist = 16 Government Officials, 110 Pages of Email, Restricted “Agreed Answers”

The Canadian Press VANCOUVER – It was a story about rock snot. And if there’s a person you want to talk to about the pervasive algae […]
July 2, 2014

Federal science report on climate change impacts and adaptation just released

The new assessment report on climate change impacts and adaptation has been released by the Government of Canada and is available on Natural Resource Canada’s website. ESSA’s […]
February 24, 2014

Days of Desiccation – Opinion Pages – The New York Times

SAN DIEGO — The bathtub rings in the reservoirs that hold California’s liquid life have never been more exposed. Shorelines are bare, brown and bony. Much […]
February 17, 2014

Court finds ‘enormous systemic problem’ in enforcement of Species at Risk Act

OTTAWA – A Federal Court judge has ruled that the environment minister and the fisheries minister both broke the law by failing to enforce the Species […]
October 21, 2013

Dismantling of Fishery Library ‘Like a Book Burning,’ Say Scientists

The Harper government has dismantled one of the world’s top aquatic and fishery libraries as part of its agenda to reduce government as well as limit […]