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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 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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Jan 21, 2019

Combating ocean acidification

Wendy Watson-Wright, OFI's CEO talks with Sky News about the impacts of ocean acidification.

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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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Dec 20, 2018

First stop for UNESCO's Ocean School training

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission has been approached by Ocean School, a joint initiative of Dalhousie University, the Ocean Frontier Institute and the National Film Board of Canada created to engage the public, in particular students, to foster ocean literacy. Ocean School focuses on ocean science, technology and innovation – giving an insight into marine careers and the social, economic and cultural dimensions of the human relationship with the ocean.

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