Education and training is one of the department’s principal mandates, and is achieved by providing a stimulating, research-intensive environment in which students can develop and thrive. The uniqueness of the department’s resources provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary training in cold ocean research, whether it is related to physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology; biological and chemical oceanography; behavioral and population ecology; or aquaculture and fisheries.
Welcome to the Department of Ocean Sciences. The Department is located at the Ocean Sciences Centre (OSC) in Logy Bay, which is approximately 15km from the main campus.
Four exceptional alumni are being honoured for their countless impacts on communities around the globe, individual accomplishments and dedication to their alma mater.
OCSC 3000 Aquaculture Principles and Practices emphasizes the techniques and methods used to culture finfish and shellfish, with a primary focus on Canadian aquaculture species. Basic aspects of aquaculture will be covered, including the design and maintenance of production systems, culture techniques, and the nutrition, health, physiology and reproduction of finfish and shellfish. The laboratory portion of this course will provide students with practical experience in the maintenance of land-based aquaculture production systems and in the husbandry/culture of aquatic organisms.