The transformers

As Memorial’s lead on sustainable aquaculture within the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI), Dr. Matt Rise of the Department of Ocean Sciences is excited about the opportunities the new initiative will bring.

“It is really going to be transformative for ocean-based science at Memorial, and a very important aspect of our next seven years of research and beyond,” he said. “It definitely builds on our current strengths and expertise, but it will also support and build future collaborations with researchers at universities, companies, government agencies and other groups involved in sustainable aquaculture.”

Dalhousie University, the University of Prince Edward Island and Memorial are coming together in an historic partnership to form the Ocean Frontier Institute, each bringing their individual strengths in science relating to atmosphere-ocean interaction, ecosystems, fisheries, aquaculture and social science to the table.

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