Sustainable Ocean

The ocean is integral to Canada’s economy, culture, transportation and sustenance. Dalhousie has established itself as a world leader in ocean research, and from innovative tracking of marine species to ocean governance, our ocean researchers drive breakthrough discoveries every day. Dalhousie’s multidisciplinary approach and involvement in international research projects including the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI); Ocean Tracking Network (OTN); Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response (MEOPAR), and others allows Dalhousie researchers to contribute to the most pressing ocean challenges of our time.

Research Focus Areas:

  • Changing climate effects on the ocean
  • Sustainable aquaculture and agro-ecosystems
  • Sensors, analytics and autonomous vehicles
  • Ocean engineering, networks, communications, materials and tidal energy
  • Marine and environmental law, policy and governance
  • Cultural and social development of coastal landscapes and communities
  • Marine risk evaluation