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 31, 2019

Exploring the ocean

A Ted Talk by Paul Snelgrove, OFI's Associate Scientific Director serves as inspiration for subsea exploration. "We know more about the surface of the Moon and about Mars than we do about the deep sea floor despite the fact that we have yet to extract a gram of food, a breath of oxygen, or a drop of water from those bodies.”

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May 27, 2019

The ocean feels the heat

​While the impacts of climate change are reflected in storms, heat waves, floods and droughts that ravage communities around the world, the ocean too is feeling the heat.

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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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