Like many other programs focused on education and personal interaction, CSUR’s Outreach program was profoundly interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated travel bans and shutdowns.
We have used the pause to reflect on and update our 2020 planning. For the near future, at least, we will focus on delivering presentations and discussions online. We are updating our suite of presentations, looking at additional funding sources, and reaching out to both old friends and new prospects for delivering our messages.
Our first “post-interruption” online session was hosted by Nova Scotia’s Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA) Online Exchange webinar series on May 6th. CSUR Outreach Director Brad Hayes spoke for an hour with OERA Executive Director Alisdair McLean on “How will COVID-19 change our energy future: A perspective on what’s next for oil and gas”. More than 110 people watched, and we succeeded in reaching many people who would not normally get to see CSUR events. You can see the recorded webinar at OERA Website.
Stay tuned for CSUR Outreach news, including opportunities to participate in our Outreach events.