The cycling of the three key chemical controls on life in the ocean (carbon, oxygen, & nitrogen) is undergoing unprecedented change as a result of human activities. We aim to observe, understand, and predict complex interactions within these biogeochemical cycles through a number of different ways. Learn more about these research projects by clicking on the links below.


SeaCycler is a new oceanographic mooring system that profiles a large suite of sensors through the upper ocean to collect simultaneous, high vertical resolution measurements near the surface while avoiding dangerous storm waves.

Ship Of Opportunity

Our group is working to equip commercial vessels with observation equipment and to leverage existing routes in order to gain additional data without the need for dedicated ocean science vessels. Learn more about the Dal-SOOP underway systems.

Bedford Basin Time Series

Dalhousie's Bedford Basin Time Series provides long term time-series observations from weekly sampling in the Bedford Basin. Bedford Basin provides not only a convenient location for research, but also is a proxy for conditions on the Scotian Shelf.

Collaborative Research Projects
  • MEOPAR - Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response
  • VITALS - Ventilation, Interactions, and Transports Across the Labrador Sea
  • OTN - Ocean Tracking Network
  • HOSST - Helmholtz Research School for Ocean System Science and Technology
  • TOSST - Transatlantic Ocean System Science and Technology
  • ACCSC - Advancing Climate Change Science in Canada
  • OFI - Ocean Frontier Institute
  • MPRI - Multi Partner Research Initiative
  • DOTCAN - Development of Ocean Technical Capacity with African Nations
  • MORI - Modular Ocean Research Infrastructure
  • OAP - Ocean Alkalinity Project
  • NWA-BCP - Northwest Atlantic Biological Carbon Pump Project

Additional Research Projects


Richard Davis

The Coastal Environmental Observation Technology and Research (CEOTR) group, based at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, is comprised of qualified personnel with expertise in instrument support, field logistics, glider operations and data management. CEOTR has extensive experience in supporting oceanographic and geophysical research, and the technical and scientific expertise to ensure the success of research initiatives in Atlantic Canada. Learn more.