OCEANCANADApartnership

The OceanCanada Partnership (OCP) is dedicated to building resilient and sustainable oceans on all Canadian coasts and to supporting coastal communities as they respond to rapid and uncertain environmental changes.
Our research synthesizes social, cultural, economic and environmental knowledge about oceans and coasts nationally. Over the life of the project and beyond, we are taking stock of what we know about Canada’s three oceans, building scenarios for the possible futures that await our coastal-ocean regions, and creating a national dialogue and shared vision for Canada’s oceans.
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OceanCanada

OceanCanada is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) project that brings partners from across Canada together to holistically study the challenges and opportunities facing Canada's oceans and coastal communities.

The OceanCanada Partnership (OCP) is dedicated to building resilient and sustainable oceans on all Canadian coasts and to supporting coastal communities as they respond to rapid and uncertain environmental changes.

Our research synthesizes social, cultural, economic and environmental knowledge about oceans and coasts nationally. Over the life of the project and beyond, we are taking stock of what we know about Canada’s three oceans, building scenarios for the possible futures that await our coastal-ocean regions, and creating a national dialogue and shared vision for Canada’s oceans.

LATEST NEWS

CBC World Report - UN Oceans Conference (Rashid Sumaila)

An exerpt from the CBC World Report on the UN Oceans Conference. Greg Rasmussen of CBC News spoke with Dr. Rashid Sumaila of the University of British Columbia. Read more

Transcript: Standing Committee on Fisheries & Oceans (Natalie Ban)

This is an extract from Dr. Natalie Ban's presentation to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oc... Read more

Transcript: Standing Committee on Fisheries & Oceans

This is an extract from Dr. Rashid Sumaila's presentation to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and... Read more

Sea Around Us: These women scientists want you to know more about fisheries

This post links to an article on Sea Around Us. As many of our readers know by now, the Sea Aro... Read more

OceanCanada Newsletter - Spring 2017

This is the Spring 2017 edition of the OceanCanada Newsletter. Read more

Women Are a Major but Overlooked Part of Fishing Economies, New Report Finds

ContentWomen represent nearly half of the global fisheries workforce, yet their contributions to the industry remain about as visible — particularly to researchers and... Read more

Article: The plan to ban fishing in more than half the world’s oceans

(Via New Scientist) A handful of countries are putting fish stocks at risk by exploiting the riches of the high seas, but conservationists are working on a scheme to stop them Read more

How to Reduce Bycatch in Canada’s Commercial Fisheries

New report reveals that the Canadian government is inadequately addressing one of the biggest threats to our oceans.
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History of Aboriginal, Recreational and Commercial Fisheries on the Northwest Coast and Implications for the Future

Join the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre and OceanCanada for a series of engaging talks exploring the history and future of Canada’s fisheries followed by Q & A and a “Meet and Mingle.” Read more

Rashid Sumaila wins a 2017 Peter Benchley Ocean Award

The Peter Benchley Ocean Awards are the world’s preeminent ocean awards and are unique in acknowle... Read more

Ensuring Sustainable Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Forum

This forum is a discussion taking place during the preparatory process for The Ocean Conference in o... Read more

Upcoming Events

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Sep, 2017
How climate change and pollution are affecting our oceans

Join the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre and OceanCanada for a series of engaging...

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07
Nov, 2017
Making sustainable choices

Join the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre and OceanCanada for a series of engaging...

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OUR GROUPS

National Data & Integrated Scenarios

is compiling secondary data to create a user-friendly searchable research database.

Law & Policy

is studying the current state of Canada’s law and policy frameworks in critical sectors affecting the management of our oceans.

Knowledge Mobilization

is conducting research that explores modern media as a way to document different perspectives on the importance of oceans for communities.

Regional Working Groups

represent the Arctic, Pacific, and Atlantic coasts across Canada.