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CONCEPTS Collaboration to develop and implement coupled computer models that support ocean-ice forecasting advancements
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) is a regional fisheries management organization (RFMO) founded in 1979.
Remote Sensing National contacts and links to regional web sites for satellite data and products within DFO.
Atlantic Zone Monitoring Programme (AZMP) Access data, studies and products pertaining to the Atlantic Zone. Includes biological, chemical and physical data on such aspects as nutrients, salinity and weather.
Atlantic Zone Off-Shelf Monitoring Program (AZOMP) Collects and analyzes data from the Atlantic Ocean to monitor global climate change.
Buoy weather data from British Columbia Access data gathered from sixteen offshore weather buoys measuring general weather information in the marine area around British Columbia.
Drifting Buoys Global sea surface meteorological and oceanographic observations reported in daily and historical time frames.
Global sea-surface temperature climatology A global climatology of monthly sea surface temperature developed by the Canadian Meteorological Centre using both in situ and remotely sensed temperature observations.
Haida and Sitka eddies maps & graphics Access sea surface height maps and other graphics showing the Haida and Sitka Eddies.
Ocean Science Hydrographic Climate Database (Climate) Access this comprehensive, open access collection of temperature and salinity data for the Northwest Atlantic and Eastern Arctic.
Hydrography Learn about this applied science which deals with the measurement and description of the depths, tides, currents and physical features of the navigable waters and adjoining coastal areas, with special reference to their use for the purpose of safe navigation.
Plankton Productivity Find information, images and data on zooplankton. Includes information on phytoplankton, instruments used to measure ocean properties and research reports.
Range profiles for British Columbian waters Search and find historical statistics on seasonal temperatures and salinity in British Columbian waters.
Tsunami Research Find research on the observation and modelling of tsunamis being conducted at the Institute of Ocean Science (IOS).
Biological and Chemical Database (BioChem) Access the database of biological and chemical marine environmental sample measurements. Includes discrete data (nutrients, dissolved oxygen, and chlorophyll) and plankton data (biomass measures).
Code List Search a list of data codes and their descriptions.
Dictionary of Oceanographic Codes (Standards) Search for oceanographic codes and their meanings.
Interactive Maps and Web Mapping Services Search a selection of interactive maps, such as tidal water fishing areas for sportfishing in British Columbia and tide currents and water levels in Canada. Access fish and fish habitat map information in British Columbia, Yukon Territory and the Canadian pacific offshore area.
Line P Data Find information on the Line P program. Includes a list of stations, historical data and publications.
Water properties profiles in British Columbia Search and find information about water properties profiles within British Columbia.
Moorings data from British Columbia Search the Institute of Ocean Sciences inventory for data from moored instrumentation in waters around British Columbia. Data includes information on water temperature, currents, waves and salinity.
Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Search the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) to find data on marine species, such as key biodiversity locations and ecological patterns.
Ocean science Learn about what is being done in Canada to understand aquatic climate change impacts and emerging risks. Includes research on the impacts of climate change and the development of adaptation tools and technologies.
Oceanographic databases Access a number of databases (such as BioChem and Hydrographic Climate) maintained by Ocean Sciences at the Bedford Institute. Includes information on North West Atlantic temperature-salinity, sea-surface temperature from satellites, monthly statistics of ocean currents and other moored instruments, and daily temperature observations from coastal thermographs.
Oceanographic Data Management System Search ocean profile data of the St. Lawrence Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence . Includes measurements of water temperature, salinity, currents, pressure, plankton, dissolved oxygen and fluorescence.
Ocean Profiles Search and request physical, chemical and biological oceanographic data from several national and international programmes.
Oceanographic activities Fisheries and Oceans Canada is an important contributor to national and international oceanographic programs that provide data on global ocean processes for use in scenarios and climate models for risk management and advice on fisheries resources.
On-Line Scientific Buoys Search oceanographic data collected at 19 fixed stations throughout the St. Lawrence since 1993.
Data standards Includes information on oceanographic data management, exchange and taxonomic standards, code tables and quality control procedures.
Waves and other Moored Marine Buoy Observation Access research, reports and publications on wave and marine buoy data in Canadian waters.
WebDrogue Drift Prediction Model Learn how to use the drift prediction tool to access data sets.
Aquatic ecosystem science Information on how this science supports human activities undertaken in the same areas such as fishing, aquaculture, transportation, and oil and gas exploration.
Bedford Basin Monitoring Access data on the environmental variability of this ecosystem at the weekly, monthly, seasonal, annual and decadal time scales.
Aquatic Biotechnology and Genomics Program Learn about this program whose aim is to assess the environmental and human health safety of living aquatic organism products issued from biotechnology. Includes information on the use of tools and techniques that improve Canada’s ability to manage and protect its fisheries resources.
Environmental Science Learn about this science providing the foundation for sound decision-making on the sustainable use and the conservation/protection of fish, fish habitat and aquatic ecosystems.
Freshwater science Learn about this environmental science that provides the crucial scientific basis for the development of policy and regulations that help to protect Canada's vast freshwater resources.
Aquaculture science and research R&D, targeted and collaborative research, peer-reviewed processes, technologies, species research.
Aquatic Animal Health Science Marine health programs for wild and farmed species. Scientific research on pathogens and parasites.
Deep-Sea Research Part II Access oceanographic data collected for the special issue of Deep-Sea Research on Haida Eddies.
Monitoring southern British Columbia coastal waters Find information on properties of coastal waters in Southern BC, types of data collected and how they are monitored.
The Drift Bottle Project Learn about the Drift Bottle Project Includes information about the study of ocean surface currents and `drop` and `recovery` locations.
Operational remote sensing Access a time series of sea-surface temperature images of the Northwest Atlantic.
Remote Sensing - Sea Surface Temperature Find information on satellite remote sensing of oceans surrounding Canada and access data on sea surface temperatures.
Argo Find information on this data collection system which uses a global array of robotic floats to take the climatic pulse of the oceans.
British Columbia lightstation data Access daily values of the Pacific Coast sea surface temperature and salinity observed from British Columbia lightstations.
Coastal monitoring with British Columbia ferries Access data on the Pacific coastal environment (water clarity, salinity, chlorophyll concentration, surface temperature) gathered from a return ferry sailing, starting and finishing at Swartz Bay.
Global Temperature-Salinity Profile Programme (GTSPP) Access oceanographic data and view the monthly report and information regarding this project.
Interactive Map - Aquatic Invasive Species Get information and observations on aquatic invasive species (plant, fish, animal) in Canada.
Canadian Tides and Water Levels Data Archive Access this data archive from Canada’s national data center. Over 2 million new observations, reported from the Canadian Hydrographic Service permanent gauging network, are added on a daily and monthly basis.
Current meter data inventory Access the Ocean Sciences Data Inventory for data from current meters in your study area.
Interactive Map - Tides Currents and Water Levels Get tide and water level information in Canada. Includes links to predictions, real-time and archived data and benchmark information.
Institute of Ocean Sciences tidal package Get information on tidal elevation prediction and current time series. Includes a set of programs, manuals, test data and contact information.
Mingan Atlas of Currents Access data of the surface currents in the Mingan Archipelago, between Île aux Perroquets and La Grande Pointe.
Tides, currents and water levels Find information and data about tides, currents, and water levels in Canada. Includes predicted times and heights of high and low waters and hourly water levels.
WebTide tidal prediction model Learn how to use the WebTide tool to access tidal prediction data for Canadian waters.
Canadian Marine Invasive Screening Tool (CMIST) CMIST assessments provide information on the likelihood and impact of invasions of different species in different assessment areas with scores adjusted for assessor uncertainty.
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