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The Ocean Frontier Institute is focused on understanding key aspects of ocean and ecosystem change and developing strategic and effective solutions that can be applied both locally and globally. OFI’s aim is to conduct research that advances policy decisions and advances the development of a blue — and sustainable — economy. 

Social Licence & Planning in Coastal Communities

The goal of this research is to advance knowledge relating to the social licence in aquaculture by establishing the expectations and roles of stakeholders involved in the industry.

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Spatial Dynamics of Valued Atlantic Groundfish

This research will tackle the challenges of assessing and maintaining sustainable, high-valued groundfish fisheries during a period of rapid ocean change.

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Sustainable Capture Fisheries & their Ecosystems

A key scientific and socioeconomic challenge confronting Canada’s seafood industry is demonstrating that fisheries are sustainable — an important requirement to maintain and gain new access to premium international fish markets.

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Transforming Ocean Observations

​This research will develop and deploy measurement systems on commercial vessels and make use of — and contribute to — advances in ocean observation associated with autonomous marine platforms.

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Opportunity Fund

Great ideas should be pursued ... quickly. OFI's Opportunity Fund provides financial support to ocean research projects that are unique, and require rapid turnaround.

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Seed Fund

Through the Seed Fund, OFI supports research projects that offer high potential for innovation success, but need small amounts of funding to help them grow.

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