A world leader in ocean research

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Dalhousie has a global reputation for excellence in ocean education and research. There’s no better place to learn about the ocean than on the edge of the Atlantic — where we prepare a new generation of ocean scientists to address some of society’s most exciting ocean opportunities and pressing environmental challenges. And our collective knowledge contributes to Nova Scotia’s blue economy and supports global ocean sustainability.



We’re one of the world’s top marine science universities





Learn more about Dalhousie's global ocean impact

Transforming Climate Action Research Program: With a $154-million investment from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, Dalhousie is leading an ocean-first approach to tackle climate change.

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The oceans of all seven continents are being monitored by Dalhousie’s ground-breaking Ocean Tracking Network Project — an initiative that received a $38.5M investment from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

A world-leading hub for ocean research, education, and action, Dalhousie’s Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI), brings together researchers to tackle complex ocean challenges.


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