Organization: Department of Fisheries and Oceans

NRC president Stewart reappointed for another term

Iain Stewart, the current president of the National Research Council (NRC), has been reappointed for a term of five years. The reappointment – announced by Navdeep Bains, minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada on June 20 — will allow Stewart to continue to work on the federal agency’s transformation, called the NRC Dialogue,…

Independent Expert Panel on Aquaculture

Twelve members of the science and research community have been named to the independent expert panel on aquaculture science. They will join Chief Science Advisor Dr Mona Nemer to advise the federal government about how to protect the country’s marine environment for a more responsible and sustainable aquaculture sector. The creation of the independent panel…

MEOPAR to increase focus on partner needs as part of $28.5 million renewal

The MEOPAR Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) has been renewed for another five years, including additional funding to implement a research plan that directly responds to the needs of partners and end-users. The Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) received $28.5 million from the ‘classic’ NCE program that will leverage an equal amount in cash and in-kind from an array of academic, non-profit, industry and government partners who also have a stake in better understanding and mitigate marine risks and hazards.

Carleton and DFO establish new research network

Carleton Univ and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans have teamed to establish a network for assessing the impact of hydro power facilities on aquatic ecosystems. The network held its inaugural meeting at a two-day workshop at Carleton attended by representatives from industry, government and academia. Hydro power is expected to double in Canada over…

SOLAS receives $9 million for climate change research

The Canadian Surface Ocean Lower Atmospheric Study (SOLAS) has received nearly $9 million to study key interactions between the atmosphere and oceans as they relate to climate change. The funding will be provided by the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The Department of…