Steele Ocean Sciences Building
Boost to oceans research in Atlantic Canada
Oceans researchers and students can benefit from the addition of the Steele Ocean Sciences Building, a 76,000 sq. ft. complex added to the west end of the Life Sciences Centre, connected by an atrium with the oceanography wing.
Building research capacity
Doug Wallace, Dalhousie’s new Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Ocean Science and Technology, and his lab group are the building’s major tenant. Included in the new building are:
- Offices and labs for the Ocean Tracking Network
- Offices of Halifax Marine Research Institute
- Expansion of Aquatron tank capacity
- Offices of the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR)
- Two floors of shelled space for future research expansion
Unique features of the Steele Ocean Sciences Building will aid in research
Included in the new building is a unique container bay that holds several portable labs constructed from standard 20-foot shipping containers. This allows Dr. Doug Wallace, Dalhousie’s new Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Ocean Science and Technology, and his team to work in the same labs out at sea as they do when they’re back on shore.