Ocean ResearchThe Ocean Sciences Centre is a cold ocean research facility operated by Memorial University’s Faculty of Science. Located in Logy Bay, approximately 8 kms from the St. John’s campus, the OSC houses laboratories where research is conducted on the North Atlantic fishery, aquaculture, oceanography, ecology, behaviour and physiology.
The Summer Visitor's Program is open from June to Labour Day weekend and operates daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come and view the outdoor touch tank or the seal compound and learn about the marine environment and research. There are no fees associated with the program, but visitors are welcome to provide a donation.
The NRC - Institute for Ocean Technology, one of the National Research Council’s 20 institutions and program areas, provides innovative solutions and technical expertise in support of Canada’s ocean technology industries. The institute’s capability is unique to the nation – no other organization offers the combination of knowledge, experience and world-class facilities.
NRC-IOT offers free tours from June to August, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Watch scale model vessels and other technologies being built and tested on site. See the world’s longest ice tank and a simulated indoor ocean! Learn something new and have fun too.