Welcome from OSC
Dr. Ian Fleming
Director, Ocean Sciences Centre (OSC)
We welcome those interested in Aquatic Animal Health to the Ocean Sciences Centre. The OSC is recognized internationally for its cold-water research programmes in marine ecology, physiology and molecular biology, biological and chemical oceanography, and aquaculture. It houses extensive, first-rate facilities for rearing aquatic organisms and analytical laboratories for conducting cutting-edge science, including the Aquaculture Research and Development Facility which is designed to support research, training, pre-commercial production, and small-scale commercial trials on species for marine aquaculture.
The OSC is a highly productive academic unit within the Faculty of Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland that is composed of 12 core faculty, three Emeritus Professors, 15 cross/adjunct appointees, 8 postdoctoral fellows, 27 staff and over 50 graduate students. The location of the OSC at the head of Logy Bay provides researchers and students locally, nationally or internationally with access to the flora and fauna of the northwestern Atlantic Ocean and is uniquely suited for shore-based studies of cold ocean processes and sub-arctic organisms.