Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is providing Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) with more than half a million dollars to organize its Pacific fisheries science, marine mammal and ocean data. This pilot project will use ONC’s powerful data management system, Oceans 2.0, to support science and make DFO data more open, accessible and user-friendly for their decision-making, stakeholders academia and Canadians. Oceans 2.0 is recognized by the International Council for Science as part of the World Data System.
The announcement was made by the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard today in Ottawa at the Oceana Canada’s Science Symposium: Rebuilding Abundance, Restoring Canada’s fisheries for Long-Term Prosperity.
Kate Moran, President & CEO, ONC
“ONC is excited to be partnering with DFO and to bring over 10 years of expertise in advanced management of ocean data to support informed, evidenced-based decisions about the ocean.”
Ocean Networks Canada, an initiative of the University of Victoria, monitors the west and east coasts of Canada and the Arctic to continuously gather data in real-time for scientific research that helps communities, governments and industry make informed decisions about our future.
Canada’s Marine Fisheries full scientific report by Drs. Julia Baum and Susanna D. Fuller: Canada's Marine Fisheries: Status, Recovery Potential and Pathways to Success."
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