The Ocean Sciences Centre is a cold ocean research facility operated in conjunction with Memorial University of Newfoundland. Located in Logy Bay, NL, the Centre houses laboratories where research is conducted on the North Atlantic fishery, aquaculture, oceanography, ecology, behaviour and physiology. Research is conducted on organisms ranging from bacteria to seals.

Visiting Researchers

The OSC will provide facilities and support services to qualified researchers who wish to collaborate with OSC personnel or conduct independent research. Visiting researchers must contact the Director for further information.

Facility & Services fees may be charged for:

  • General laboratory use and support,
  • Aquarium/Tank space, and/or
  • Service unit support.

Birds eye view of OSC

Marine Public Education Program

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Seals are available for viewing throughout the year.

Since 1988 the Ocean Sciences Centre has organized and played a continuous role in public awareness in marine sciences through its Marine Public Education Program. Each summer we invite visitors of all ages to our outside touch tank and Seal Facility where student interpreters discuss research conducted at the OSC, marine mammal and sealing issues, and introduce the curious to a variety of native sea creatures.


Ocean Sciences

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000