Environmental science

Scientific research on biodiversity, freshwater, oceans, fish habitats, invasive species and genomics.

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Services and information

Program information

Scientific support for government decisions on fish, fish habitat and aquatic ecosystems.

National Contaminants Advisory Group

Program information, research projects, call for proposals and contact details.

Genomics Research and Development Initiative

Genomics research of federal departments and agencies, list of funded projects and studies.

Biodiversity science

Initiatives related to the assessment and conservation of aquatic biological diversity.

Freshwater science

Scientific support for policies and regulations that protect Canada's freshwater resources.

Habitat science

Research on industrial activities that affect fish habitats.

Oceans integrated management

Goals of the Oceans Action Plan and its approach to managing oceans.

Research centres by region

Institutes, labs and experimental centres operated by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Coastal Environmental Baseline Program

Community-based research program in Canada’s ports.

Whale protection initiative

Purpose and expected outcomes of our initiative for protecting whales by understanding their marine environment.

Multi-partner Research Initiative

About the Initiative and how it will help minimize the environmental impact of oil spills.

What we are doing

Features

Oceans Protection Plan

Canada has the world's longest coastline, and our water is one of our most important resource.

Centre for Offshore Oil, Gas and Energy Research

COOGER research projects, project participants and contact information.

Marine Ecosystem Assessment

This summer a team of DFO scientists will take sail aboard the research ship F/V Frosti in Canada’s Arctic for a comprehensive marine ecosystem assessment.

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