Carrie Brown

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority,

Director of Ecosystem Management and Environmental Programs

Carrie Brown is Director of Ecosystem Management and Environmental Programs at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, the federal agency responsible for managing the Port of Vancouver. Situated along Canada’s west coast, the Port of Vancouver borders 16 cities and intersects with the traditional territories and treaty lands of several Coast Salish First Nations, covering more than 16,000 hectares of water, 1,000 hectares of land, and 350 kilometers of shoreline. At the port authority, Carrie provides strategic leadership over the development and implementation of a broad range of programs focused on ecosystem management and environmental programs. In her role, Carrie leads a multi-disciplinary team of environmental scientists and engineers in undertaking projects to reduce the impacts of port-related activities on the air, land, and water of local ecosystems. With nearly two decades of experience leading environmental management programs at the port authority, Carrie’s expertise and experience span a broad range of environmental specialties, including adaptive management strategies, ecosystem health, environmental impact assessments, contaminated sites management, sustainability leadership, air, and climate-related programs and project development.

Carrie holds an undergraduate degree in geomorphology and an executive management certificate, both from the University of British Columbia. She is a registered professional geoscientist (PGeo.) in the province of British Columbia, Canada.

Sessions With Carrie Brown

Tuesday, 17 May

  • 10:15am - 10:30am (PST) / 17/may/2022 05:15 pm - 17/may/2022 05:30 pm

    How Marine Wildlife Preservation Can Improve Efficient Operations and Reduce Emissions

    Since 2014, the Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program has brought stakeholders together to understand, measure and address the impact of shipping on British Columbia’s productive coastal ecosystem of whales, porpoises and dolphins, including the endangered southern resident killer whales. Find out how innovation is being applied and how it is also leading to improved port efficiencies and lower emissions.