OFI partnered with InnovacorpNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Mitacs in Round 5 of the OFI Seed Funds

OFI partnered with Innovacorp to fund the following:

Active Projects:

  • Ramón Filgueira - Developing an indicator of bivalve feeding pressure using trophic biomarkers
  • Yashar Monfared - Next-Generation Marine Environment Sensors based on Plasmonic Fiber-Optics

OFI partnered with NSERC to fund the following:

Active Projects:

  • Miao Zhang - Investigation of Seismicity Offshore Nova Scotia and Newfoundland
  • Patrick Gagnon - Advanced capacity for autonomous detection of green sea urchin
    (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis)

OFI funded the following:


Active Projects:

  • David Barclay - Acoustic Bait: Attracting Lobster with Sound
  • Fadi Oudah - Impact of Rising Sea Level and Changes in Water Salinity due to Global Warming on the Service Life of Coastal Concrete Structures in Nova Scotia
  • Hugh MacIntyre - Combining algal and fungal remediation of food-grade waste streams
  • Noémie Roy - Building an Ocean Literacy Strategy for Parks Canada
  • Sofya Pesternikova - Real-time phytoplankton community classification with optimized spectral fluorescence detection
  • Stefanie Colombo - Farmed Atlantic salmon with enhanced tolerance to plant-based diets
  • Vincent Sieben - Baited remote underwater video (BRUV) for validating environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding in Canada’s Marine Protected Areas
  • Vittorio Maselli - Holocene Tropical Cyclone Variability and Extreme Waves in Atlantic Canada, north of 45° N


Active Projects:

  • Atanu Sarkar - Developing a geospatial analytical tool to assess potential risks posed by landfill leachates and runoffs to the local marine ecosystem
  • Desai Shan - Canadian Maritime Welfare Governance System: a Gap Analysis
  • Jessika Lamarre - The effects of declining omega-3 fatty acids on avian cognition in a marine ecosystem
  • Omidreza Mohammadzadeh - Experimental Study to Assess Effective Remediation in Fractured Heterogeneous Porous Media
  • Xili Duan - A Hybrid Ice Protection Technique for Offshore Structures and Marine Vessels in Cold Regions
  • Yan Zhang - Optical Biosensors for the Detection and Monitoring of Brominated Flame Retardants in the Marine Environment