Sustainable Ocean Research

We Need to Talk About Deep Blue Carbon

Almost half of the world’s population lives in coastal zones. For islands in the Pacific and Caribbean islands such as Dominica, where up to 90 percent of the population lives on the coast, the ocean is fundamental to lives and livelihoods. From fisheries to tourism and shipping, this essential body which covers over 70 percent of the planet, is a lifeline.

Global leaders in ocean research convene in Newfoundland and Labrador

More than 80 researchers and scientists gathered in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador last week for the Ocean Frontier Institute’s (OFI) Researchers’ Conference.

Blog: Achieving Canada’s ocean-climate solutions ambition

Ocean innovators, investors, scientists, and the Canadian government are aligning to position Canada as the global leader in ocean-climate solutions.

Global leaders in ocean research to gather in Newfoundland and Labrador

An impressive list of cutting-edge ocean researchers from across Canada are set to gather at the Ocean Frontier Institute’s (OFI) researchers’ conference.

Swell of support: Researchers and government leaders gather to celebrate Transforming Climate Action

Dalhousie kicked off a new era of ocean and climate research last Friday (May 12) at the official launch of Transforming Climate Action, a Dal-led research program that aims to make Canada a global leader in climate science, innovation, and solutions by taking an ocean-first approach to the fight against climate change.

Applications Now Open for Seed Fund Round VIII

The Ocean Frontier Institute has a new call for Seed Fund project applications. This call will accept applications from Dalhousie University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, the University of Prince Edward Island, Université de Québec à Rimouski, Université Laval, the University of New Brunswick, and the University of Victoria. The deadline for applying is June 30, 2023, at 11:59pm (Atlantic Time).

Dalhousie receives historic $154 million investment to study the ocean’s pivotal role in climate change

OFI is thrilled to share this exciting news from Dalhousie University: The Government of Canada has announced that Transforming Climate Action: Addressing the Missing Ocean, a Dalhousie-led research program, will receive $154 million from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund grant program. Researchers from Dalhousie, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Université Laval and Memorial University of Newfoundland will unit as part of this innovative research program to investigate the ocean's role in climate change.

Our Ocean in focus at Dalhousie Open Dialogue Event

When we think of Earth, we usually think of the ground under our feet. However, we are living on a blue planet where water covers over 70% of the surface, and ocean waters represent over 90% of that surface. And yet, we still have limited knowledge of the ocean, and still struggle to fully understand how the changing climate is impacting ocean systems and, in turn, changing the world around us.

New PhD excellence scholarships announced

In partnership with the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski (ISMER) has launched an exciting new scholarship program as part of OFI’s Ocean Graduate Excellence Network (OGEN).