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OFI researchers are in the news, informing the public about their work and educating all about the ocean 

— its challenges and the benefits it can provide for our environment, economy and communities. 

May 17, 2019

Teaching is rewarding but awards are nice too!

Ocean School recognized as a leader in digital excellence. Ocean School — a ground-breaking online learning experience — an OFI partner, has earned honours for digital excellence and creativity at an awards ceremony that is the largest of its kind in Quebec.

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Apr 18, 2019

Meet the Experts: OFI CEO talks ocean literacy

CEO Wendy Watson-Wright talks about the importance of ocean literacy and how it's being advanced through Ocean School, a unique online educational program supported by OFI.

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Apr 15, 2019

Rolling in the deep

In 2005 Dr. Annie Mercier was sent a strange video: sea cucumbers rolling around at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Sea cucumbers – sausage-shaped marine animals with soft, cylindrical bodies – can usually be found on the seafloor where they gather together in large herds. Suckers on their tube feet allow the animals to stick to the ocean floor as they crawl along in search of food.

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Apr 15, 2019

Sustainable Ocean

From transportation to food production, our dependence on the global ocean is longstanding and obvious — as is, especially in recent decades, the environmental impact of our interactions with it. But in trying to create a “blue economy” alongside a sustainable ocean, there are other important issues raised, says fisheries management researcher Megan Bailey.

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Apr 09, 2019

Fighting for food security

When OFI researcher Stefanie Colombo went searching for work after her undergrad, she found many of the places hiring Marine Biology graduates were aquaculture companies on Canada’s East Coast. The Brantford, Ont. native had never been to Nova Scotia before, but interested to learn more, she accepted a position with Scotian Halibut Limited in Clarks Harbour.

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Apr 09, 2019

Atlantic Vision

A global team of researchers, including OFI researcher, Dr. Brad deYoung is hoping to bring the world together in a co-ordinated effort to observe the Atlantic Ocean. Dr. deYoung, a profession at Memorial University, aims to establish a sustainable, multidisciplinary, multi-thematic system supported by countries around the Atlantic, building on the observing platforms, networks and systems already in place.

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