The Sobey Fund for Oceans is based on a generous and innovative gift from the Donald R. Sobey Foundation. The gift provides support for the development of a conservation legacy for oceans, specifically through the funding of scholarships and work placements. The Sobey Fund for Oceans will provide the strong foundation onto which we aspire to build greater investment into the broader work of both WWF-Canada and Dalhousie's Marine Affairs Program.

The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) is a global aquatic research, data management and partnership platform headquartered at Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S. A global community of researchers is using OTN’s infrastructure and analytical tools to track the movements and survival of more than 245 keystone, commercially important and/or endangered species including marine mammals, sea turtles, squid, crab, lobster, and fishes such as sharks, sturgeon, tuna, salmonids and cod. OTN’s mission is to inform the stewardship and sustainable management of aquatic animals by providing knowledge on their movements, habitats and survival in the face of changing global environments.

Oceana Canada was established as an independent charity in 2015 and is part of the largest international advocacy group dedicated solely to ocean conservation. Oceana Canada has successfully campaigned to end the shark fin trade, make rebuilding depleted fish populations the law, improve the way fisheries are managed and protect marine habitat. We work with civil society, academics, fishers, Indigenous Peoples and the federal government to return Canada’s formerly vibrant oceans to health and abundance. By restoring Canada’s oceans, we can strengthen our communities, reap greater economic and nutritional benefits and protect our future.

Dalhousie Univesity's Faculty of Science is pleased to support the Sustainable Oceans Conference 2020 and invest in Dalhousie's Marine Affairs Program. 

The Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) is a national Network of Centres of Excellence, connecting top marine researchers across the country with highly-qualified personnel, partners and communities. MEOPAR aims to fund leading-edge research, train the next generation of marine professionals, and connect research results to real-world solutions.

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