Science by Topic

Aquatic Ecosystem Science
Fisheries and Oceans / Fisheries and Oceans

Aquatic ecosystem science supports the integrated management of diverse human activities that are undertaken in the same areas — such as fishing, aquaculture, transportation, and oil and gas exploration.

Fisheries and Oceans / National Capital Region

Argo is an international project and a major component of the oceans observing system. Approximately 3000 profiling floats will be deployed around the world. Once at sea, the float sinks to a preprogrammed target depth of 2000 meters for a preprogrammed period of time. It then floats to the surface, taking temperature and salinity values during its ascent at set depths. At the surface, the float drifts along for a day or two and transmits the data to a satellite run by Service Argos which then determines the position of the float. Service Argos sends the data to various data centers such as ISDM.

Atlantic Zone Monitoring Programme (AZMP)
Fisheries and Oceans / National Capital Region

Biological, chemical and physical information on the northwestern Atlantic Ocean gathered through the Atlantic Zone Monitoring Program. AZMP provides an ever-expanding perspective on seasonal, annual and longer-term changes in ocean conditions including sea levels, climate and weather

Atlantic Zone Off-Shelf Monitoring Program (AZOMP)
Fisheries and Oceans / Bedford Institute of Oceanography

The Atlantic Zone Off-Shelf Monitoring Program (AZOMP) of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) collects and analyzes physical, chemical and biological oceanographic observations from the continental slope and deeper waters of the NW Atlantic. Its objective is to monitor variability in the ocean climate and plankton affecting regional climate and ecosystems off Atlantic Canada and the global climate system.