Department of Ocean Sciences News
There are few who know the waters around Fogo Island better than the men and women who turn to it every day for their livelihood.
A project just getting underway at Memorial University is hoping to draw on that knowledge.
Ocean Ambassadors: David Belanger
David Belanger has seen the wonder and amazement on people’s faces when they get their first up-close look at the North Atlantic marine environment.
“You see them hold something like a sea star, which is a very common organism. They say, ‘Wow! We have these here?’ Then they’re full of questions. In fifteen minutes you can change their entire perspective on the ocean.”
The Department of Ocean Sciences is about to wrap up a two-month long joint collaboration with the Oceans Learning Partnership that offered high school students and their teachers an opportunity to discover the diverse and fascinating world of ocean science.
Memorial University is among 12 industry-academic partnerships that received funding through Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP), announced Oct. 15 by The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) in Guelph, Ontario.