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Safe and sustainable development of the ocean frontier

The Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) is a collaborative research initiative to harness the vast potential of the world’s ocean. An international hub for ocean science, OFI brings together researchers and institutes from both sides of the North Atlantic to understand our changing ocean and create safe, sustainable solutions for development.

OFI represents a historic partnership between Dalhousie University, Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Prince Edward Island. The support of partners in the Government of Canada’s federal laboratories, the Royal Canadian Navy, National Film Board of Canada and national and international industry, as well as knowledge shared by eight international scientific organizations will establish Canada as a global leader in transformative ocean research.  

From science to solutions

One planet, one ocean is a ten-week course that brings together some of the world's leading experts on ocean science, including OFI partners, GEOMAR and Christian-Albrechts-Univesitat zu Kiel. Learn more ...

Supporting postdoctoral research ...

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are designed to support world-class researchers by providing $70,000 per year for two years. The progam is open to both Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree. Application deadline is Sept. 20, 2017. Learn more ...