What matters to people

Protecting marine life, promoting sustainable resource development and addressing issues around climate change aren’t the only things that add up to safe and sustainable ocean development.

Coastal communities are also a fundamental part of the equation that will be addressed by the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI).

Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee, of Memorial’s Department of Geography, will lead the OFI’s research into sustainable fisheries and oceans, along with a team of colleagues from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. The team includes Drs. Alistair Bath, Dean Bavington, Mario Blaser, Norm Catto, Reid Davis, Joel Finnis, Charles Mather, Barb Neis, and Nicole Power. Also involved are Paul Foley and Gabriela Sabau from Grenfell Campus and Rob Briggs and Thomas Puestow from C-CORE.

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