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Dal Ocean Research

Unlocking the ocean’s potential

Dalhousie’s internationally recognized researchers are creating global solutions to the complex challenges facing our life-sustaining ocean. Our ocean research has the potential to ignite our economy and continue innovation in ocean science and technology.

The power of exceptional people

Aquaculture researcher

Our researchers have an international reputation for excellence and faculty members are global experts in ocean research. Learn more about ocean researchers at Dalhousie.

Making an international impact


Ocean research at Dalhousie is interdisciplinary and involves a wide array of disciplines. Learn more about Dalhousie's areas of ocean research.

Education for the blue economy


Dalhousie graduates have been advancing ocean science, policy and industry for decades. Learn more about ocean-related education at Dalhousie.

Partnering with others around the globe

We attract significant government and industry support for ocean research and we have created valuable spinoff companies and research networks with international significance. Learn more about our partnerships and initiatives.

Facilities and resources to support discovery

Dalhousie’s unique infrastructure, including the Steele Ocean Sciences Building, the Aquatron and mobile marine research labs, facilitate discoveries into the challenges faced by the world’s ocean. Learn more about our facilities.