Science by Topic

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

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.

Aquatic Biotechnology
Fisheries and Oceans / New Substances Division Environment Canada

DFO is involved in the regulation of aquatic products of biotechnology. With the development of new living aquatic organism products of biotechnology, by companies around the world and in Canada, is the need to assess their environmental and human health safety.