Ocean Sciences and Climate Change Adaptation

Ocean scientists at Fisheries and Oceans Canada undertake research and monitoring to provide advice on Canada's fisheries management, marine protected areas, species at risk, small craft harbours and maritime safety and security.

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Services and information

Climate change adaptation services

Integrates knowledge about climate change into the delivery of departmental programs.

Adaptation and mitigation

Initiatives for reducing the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Impacts of climate issues

Videos on ocean acidification and oxygen deficiency (hypoxia).

Predictions and scenarios

Global and regional models to observe and forecast the impacts of climate change.

Oceanographic activities

Observations that inform climate models for risk management and fisheries resources.

Ecosystem research initiatives (2007 to 2010)

Ecosystem-based approaches to managing human interactions with marine systems.

Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program

Biodiversity monitoring to detect and respond to pressures affecting the circumpolar world.

Strait of Georgia Ecosystem Research Initiative

Resource management and scientific issues involving the Strait of Georgia.

What we are doing

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