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Our ocean future

Tuesday was a historic day for Dalhousie ocean research: the announcement of a $94-million grant to support the new Ocean Frontier Institute, to be led by Dalhousie and its partners at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Prince Edward Island. When combined with an additional $125 million in support from its partners, OFI represents a transformative and unprecedented investment in Canada’s ocean science sector. 

OFI is about more than just science, though, as the wide variety of researchers involved can attest to. With a focus on the Northwest Atlantic and the Canadian Arctic Gateway, OFI aims to lead new scientific research and connect it with policy experts, governments and industry to ensure safe and sustainable ocean use of the ocean for generations to come.

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