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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. 

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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Mar 12, 2019

How to tackle overfishing in the world’s oceans

From fishermen incentives to satellite monitoring, experts say more needs to be done to stop threat to the world’s oceans. Overfishing has led to depleted fish stocks, experts warned at the World Ocean Summit in Abu Dhabi.

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Mar 11, 2019

How sea mapping could help find MH370, which has been missing for five years now

A project called Seabed 2030 aims to chart the entire ocean floor in order to provide a definitive underwater map. Wendy Watson-Wright, CEO of OFI, says this work is essential.

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Mar 11, 2019

Government of Canada's Investment in ocean observation technology contributes to safer coastal waters and more resilient coastal communities

Ocean observation is important to understanding how our oceans are changing and predicting how our coasts and fisheries are affected by those changes. Increasing the availability and sharing of ocean science and data ensures Canadians can safely navigate through our coastal waters, maintain our coastal economy, and build resilient coastal infrastructure.

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Mar 11, 2019

OFI postdoc studies the birth of Atlantic Ocean

A postdoctoral fellow studying at Dalhousie University as part of OFI's International Fellowship is helping us better understand the Earth of 150 million years ago, when the supercontinent Pangaea broke up and the Atlantic Ocean was born — and he’s doing it by studying the rock off the coast of Nova Scotia.

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