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Canadian Investments in Ocean Science Research and Monitoring
by Canada (Government)
Scientific research and monitoring activities play a major role in our understanding of the impacts of human activities on the marine environment. Advances in technology and development of human capacity contribute our understanding of the ocean and its interaction with competing pressures.The increased knowledge is fundamental for improved prediction and forecasting, sustainable use of marine resources, effective management of human activities, and the development of mitigation strategies.

The Government of Canada is committed to enhancing its science capacity and ocean and freshwater research and monitoring to ensure that its policies and decisions are based on the best available information. Canada has recently invested over $200 million in ocean science research and monitoring, new technologies, expertise, and partnerships. Through these investments, Canada is advancing its marine environmental agenda to protect the health of its oceans and coasts for years to come.
Progress reports
14.a
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
  • Research capacity development
  • Scientific cooperation
Quantification
  • $200 Million CAD invested
April 2016
$200 million investment in ocean science research and monitoring, new technologies, expertise, and partnerships
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$200 million investment in ocean science research and monitoring, new technologies, expertise, and partnerships
Basic information
Time-frame: April 2016 - April 2021
Partners
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Ocean Basins
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Global
  • North Atlantic
  • North Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Canada
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Richard Vaughan, Economics and Policy Analyst, Richard.Vaughan@dfo-mpo.gc.ca , 343-543-2026
Ottawa, Canada
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