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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. 

Dec 04, 2018

OFI a big achievement

Richard Florizone, Dalhousie University's President, is very proud of launching the Ocean Frontier Institute — a $220-million global ocean research initiative with the largest federal funding grant in the university’s history. What can Dal learn from that success as it works to advance research and innovation into its third century?

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Nov 28, 2018

Building better ocean leaders

When Dalhousie University threw its support behind the creation of the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI), the primary objective was to ensure that ocean-related research received the long-term funding it required. As a result of Dal’s leadership that goal is well on its way to being achieved — to date, ten projects at Dalhousie have received a total of $9.4 million, with a second phase of funding expected to begin in 2019.

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Nov 27, 2018

Eat fish and fight climate change, too!

OFI researcher, Ratana Chuenpagdee, writes about how fisheries can help feed a hungry world. She points out that because fish have a much lower carbon footprint than agricultural protein, it's a viable (and sustainable!) alternative.

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Nov 23, 2018

Discovery Award winner: emerging professional

OFI researcher Erin Bertrand was honoured with a Discovery Award win in 2018, which named her best 'emerging professional' — a reflection of her work in understanding how warming temperatures and other stressors may change the nutrient requirements of phytoplankton which are crucial in the relationship between the ocean and the amount of carbon in the atmosphere.

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Nov 05, 2018

Will coral reefs exist 100 years from now?

Mass mortality of corals due to bleaching represents a radical shift in tropical reefs, challenging the future of these iconic ecosystems. On Wednesday, Nov. 21, Professor Terry Hughes — this year’s recipient of the A.G. Huntsman Medal for Excellence in Marine Science — will examine the current mix of management interventions, and propose new options for securing a future for coral reefs.

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Oct 15, 2018

Diving into Ocean School

On Thursday, October 4, an innovative online learning experience that is transforming the way we learn about and engage with the ocean officially became available to students across Canada.

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