Established in 2016, the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) is a partnership between Dalhousie University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and the University of Prince Edward Island. The institute brings together experts from both sides of the North Atlantic to harness the vast potential of the world's oceans through transformative research.
Canadian Healthy Oceans Network II (CHONeII) Strategic Research Program is governed by a Board of Directors which make decisions on research programs based on the recommendations from the Science Advisory Commettee. CHONe brings together 39 researchers from 11 countries, one community college, and multiple federal research labs accross Canada.
The Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Coorporation and Support Action (AORA-CSA) is tasked with the implementation of activities of the European Union, Canada and United States of America Galway Statement and its Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance signed in May 2013. This established a formal Atlantic Ocean Research Coorporation between the countries which supports the statement, supports the improvement in the international coorperation framework of marine research programmes, and aims to establish a long term knowledge sharing platform.
The ATLAS project is striving to improve our understanding of complex deep-sea ecosystems and their associated species, including those that are new to science. ATLAS is developing a scientific knowledge base that can inform the development of international policies to ensure deep-sea Atlantic resources are managed effectively.
Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary, public, teaching/research university committed to excellence and is Newfoundland and Labrador's only University. The Snelgrove Lab is located at the Ocean Sciences Centre (OSC) on the ocean's edge in Logy Bay, NL. It is a cold ocean research facility operating in conjunction with MUN.