Minister Bains announced the Ocean supercluster, which includes Dalhousie University, as one of the 9 finalists in a $950-million "supercluster" program, an initiative to foster innovation and create jobs in five specialized hubs across the country.
A highly advanced ocean sensor is back on land after spending more than a year monitoring the waters of the Labrador Sea. "It's the only one of its kind in the world so it is a very unique machine and we are very happy to have it back and in perfect condition," said Doug Wallace, a Dalhousie University oceanography professor.
In May, Ireland led an international transatlantic ocean survey with the Global Ocean Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program (Go-Ship). By measuring ocean properties down through all depths to the ocean floor, the expedition aimed to map an ocean transect (line) across the entire North Atlantic Ocean, between Ireland and Canada.