Sustainable Ocean

Research in Ocean at Dalhousie


A world leader in ocean research

All life on Earth requires a healthy Ocean. With its central role in climate regulation, oxygen production, and supporting diverse ecosystems, the ocean plays a fundamental role in sustaining life on Earth.

Dalhousie is a global leader in ocean research, ranked first in Canada and 20th globally for oceanography (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023). Our research extends across disciplines and includes partnerships with leading institutions locally, nationally and globally. Our ocean researchers are having a significant influence on policy decisions and are strategically guiding the development of a blue — and sustainable — economy in Canada and around the world.

Research areas

  • Climate Impact 
  • Marine Life 
  • Technology & Engineering 
  • Social & Human Impact

Research centers, institutes and networks