Data Center Description
Ocean Sciences Division conducts research on physical and biological oceanographic processes along the east coast of Canada to provide an accurate description of the events, features and dynamics found in the nearshore, the continental shelves, and the offshore. The program can be categorized by a few key activities:
* Physical and Biological oceanographic research including environmental monitoring, process research, numerical modelling and development of instrumentation in support of managing, understanding, and describing our living resource.
* Ocean Climate studies to describe average and extreme conditions, seasonal and longer term variability, and trends or changes over time.
* Environmental descriptions to provide advice on marine activity and operations, such as advection and dispersion of toxins or contaminants, wave impact on structures, transportation and coastal infrastructure, oil spill and search and rescue trajectory models, and assessments of development impacts.