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APOR (Atlantic Partnership for Ocean Robotics)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) provided $660 000 in funding via the partnership fund to this project led by Frederick Whoriskey, Associate Professor at Dalhousie University and Executive Director of the Ocean Tracking Network. This project's goal is to support ocean science research in Atlantic Canada through the Development of Autonomous Marine Observing Systems (DAMOS). DAMOS is a world-class program that helps gather oceanographic data with increased accuracy. The information gathered includes biological, chemical and physical ocean observations, accurate weather forecasts, and acoustic data on marine mammals. The new equipment purchased will allow researchers to follow changes in right whale migration patterns, for example. The partnership will also support Canada's international ocean observation commitments and help train new personnel to operate the state-of-the-art robotic systems.

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Year: 2017, 2018
Partner: Dalhousie University
Principal Investigator(s): Frederick Gilbert Whoriskey
Eco-region: Atlantic

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