Dec 21, 2018

Industrial fishing in marine protected areas poses significant threats to endangered sharks and other species

What began as a Dalhousie PhD student’s investigation into North Atlantic shark populations turned into an eye-opening discovery that shows a number of European Union-designated marine protected areas (MPAs) are falling short of protecting threatened biodiversity.

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Dec 20, 2018

First stop for UNESCO's Ocean School training

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission has been approached by Ocean School, a joint initiative of Dalhousie University, the Ocean Frontier Institute and the National Film Board of Canada created to engage the public, in particular students, to foster ocean literacy. Ocean School focuses on ocean science, technology and innovation – giving an insight into marine careers and the social, economic and cultural dimensions of the human relationship with the ocean.

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Dec 04, 2018

OFI a big achievement

Richard Florizone, Dalhousie University's President, is very proud of launching the Ocean Frontier Institute — a $220-million global ocean research initiative with the largest federal funding grant in the university’s history. What can Dal learn from that success as it works to advance research and innovation into its third century?

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Nov 28, 2018

Building better ocean leaders

When Dalhousie University threw its support behind the creation of the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI), the primary objective was to ensure that ocean-related research received the long-term funding it required. As a result of Dal’s leadership that goal is well on its way to being achieved — to date, ten projects at Dalhousie have received a total of $9.4 million, with a second phase of funding expected to begin in 2019.

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Nov 27, 2018

Eat fish and fight climate change, too!

OFI researcher, Ratana Chuenpagdee, writes about how fisheries can help feed a hungry world. She points out that because fish have a much lower carbon footprint than agricultural protein, it's a viable (and sustainable!) alternative.

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Nov 23, 2018

Discovery Award winner: emerging professional

OFI researcher Erin Bertrand was honoured with a Discovery Award win in 2018, which named her best 'emerging professional' — a reflection of her work in understanding how warming temperatures and other stressors may change the nutrient requirements of phytoplankton which are crucial in the relationship between the ocean and the amount of carbon in the atmosphere.

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