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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. 

Feb 14, 2019

The changing sea

After an extensive multi-year study, researchers have some surprising insight into the critical role the Atlantic Ocean plays in regulating the Earth’s climate.

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Feb 12, 2019

Postdoc explores how the ocean moderates global climate

Postdoctoral Fellow Erin Black provides insight into how carbon dioxide is affecting our world — not in the sky, but in the sea. Dr. Black monitors organic carbon by tracking radioactive elements that occur widely in nature.

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Feb 11, 2019

Investing $16 million in new ocean research

OFI has launched its next phase of ocean research, with a plan to invest approximately $16 million in projects that will examine climate change and how changes to the North Atlantic impact coastal communities.

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Feb 07, 2019

New space leverages new ideas

A two-phased, two-year construction project at OFI has concluded, converting approximately 16,000 square feet over two floors into new science labs, office and meeting space.

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Jan 21, 2019

Atlantic Canada's innovation tide is changing

The Ocean Frontier Institute is another example of ocean-based innovation. The Ocean Frontier Institute is another example of ocean-based innovation. It was formed by Dalhousie and Memorial universities and University of P.E.I. to drive research and innovation areas such as sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, marine safety and ocean data systems.

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Dec 21, 2018

Industrial fishing in marine protected areas poses significant threats to endangered sharks and other species

What began as a Dalhousie PhD student’s investigation into North Atlantic shark populations turned into an eye-opening discovery that shows a number of European Union-designated marine protected areas (MPAs) are falling short of protecting threatened biodiversity.

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