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
Fish & chips: Materials scientists help marine scientists track their fish
A collaboration between Dal materials researchers and a local technology company is set to help scientists collect more accurate data on animal behaviour, movement, physiology and the survival of animals in marine and freshwater environments.
Lots to learn from playing in the mud
David Barclay of Dal's Department of Oceanography is studying how sound moves through muddy seabeds — crucial knowledge for acoustic work related to defense, search and rescue.
Dal participates at United Nations Ocean Conference
Wendy Watson-Wright, CEO of the Dal-led Ocean Frontier Institute, highlights women in ocean science/management and Dal's Ocean School initiative at the first-ever UN Ocean Conference.
"Sea"‑ing change in ocean scholarship — from Confederation to our future
As part of a three-day event hosted by the Social Sciences and Humanities Oceans Research and Education network, researchers from across the university came together to discuss some of the economic, ecological, social and cultural ties that have shaped Canada’s interactions with the ocean since Confederation in 1867.
Sailing through three seas
Dal scientists and a unique mobile laboratory are participating in a cross-Canada voyage via the Northwest Passage in celebration of Canada's 150th.
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