Friday, June 12, 2015
Hi-tech tracking tags are redefining how we discover, understand and manage ocean life
Friday, May 1, 2015
We can learn a lot from the past. Two of Dal’s researchers from the Faculty of Science, Dr. Heike Lotze and Dr. Derek Tittensor, have joined an international team who are using what we know from the past to help predict the future of today’s marine species.
The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) joins top world organizations for International Oceanographic Data Exchange
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), headquartered at Dalhousie University, is the first Canadian Associate Data Unit (ADU) part of the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) under UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Saving and nurturing the population of an endangered ocean species requires a sound management plan that takes into account a variety of complex factors. Dalhousie researchers such as Aurelie Cosandey-Godin, a PhD student in Dalhousie’s Biology department, help to shape these plans with their valuable scientific perspective.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Innovacorp helps PhD candidates take the next leap forward with the development of tags to study both marine and land-based animals.
Understanding the ocean's "lungs." Dal prof calls for multi‑sector partnership in Northwest Atlantic
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Douglas Wallace believes Canadian industry, together with academic and government researchers from Canada, Europe and the USA all have a stake in understanding changes ongoing within the Northwest Atlantic Ocean - and that these parties must work together to facilitate research in this unique and vital ocean environment.
Recently in Dal News
Pilot whale families "babysit" each other's young
PhD student Joana Augusto is the lead author of new research finding that babysitting, or alloparental care, is an integral part of the social structure of pilot whale pods.
Signed, "sealed," delivered: Dal's Ocean Tracking Network receives $11.4M in funding from the Government of Canada
Over the past decade, the Dal-hosted Ocean Tracking Network has provided researchers around the world with unprecedented data on the movements, migrations and interactions of marine species — including the seals who call Sable Island home. Now, the network will continue its important work thanks to new support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Major Science Initiatives Fund.
A frontier worth fighting for: World‑renowned photographer inspires at sustainable oceans event
Dal's fifth-annual Sustainable Oceans Conference featured a keynote address from National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry and the awarding of four new scholarships for Dal students studying the ocean
Researchers discover surprising link between migratory seabirds and an Arctic cooling process
What do bird droppings (yes, droppings) have to do with Arctic climate? According to new research from a team of Dal atmospheric scientists: a surprising amount.
Ocean Tracking Network receives Canadian Museum of Nature Inspiration Award
The Canadian Museum of Nature presented the Dal-hosted Ocean Tracking Network with its 2016 Nature Inspiration Award, in recognition of OTN’s leadership, innovation and inspiration.
In the media
- Technology used in hunt of a different kind for North Atlantic right whales - July 20, 2015
CBC News Nova Scotia
- Bay of Fundy sensor platforms to provide vital data for tidal turbines - July 14, 2015
- N.S. network tracks Greenland sharks — Arctic Ocean's top predator - July 7, 2015
The Chronicle Herald
- Spare parts harder to find for Victoria-class submarines - July 6, 2015
The Chronicle Herald
- On-line weather and wave forecasting tool launched at Port Saint John - June 24, 2015