Multi-partner Research Initiative

The Multi-partner Research Initiative is part of the national Oceans Protection Plan, launched on November 7, 2016. The Initiative will provide $45.5 million over 5 years to draw upon the expertise and experience of oil spill experts in Canada and abroad.


The Initiative will support collaboration among leading national and international experts on oil spill research and response to:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada will collaborate with:

The Initiative will build on the previous work of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Centre for Offshore Oil, Gas and Energy Research, located in Halifax, NS, as well as other Government of Canada research facilities.

Expected outcomes

Through collaboration with leading oil spill experts, we can improve oil spill response protocols and decisions to help minimize the environmental impacts of oil spills.

Contact Information

Contact us for more information about research collaboration.

Dr. Kenneth Lee
National Senior Science Advisor
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Phone:  (902) 426-7344
Address: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, PO Box 1006, Dartmouth NS B2Y 4A2


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