Ocean Science in Canada: Meeting the Challenge, Seizing the Opportunity
The Expert Panel on Canadian Ocean Science
The universal challenges facing the ocean today demand the integration of multidisciplinary knowledge and coordination across traditional boundaries. While Canada is recognized for its excellence in ocean research and leading role in international research collaboration, a comprehensive understanding of national capacity to address future questions of ocean science is essential.
What are Canada’s needs and capacities with regard to the major research questions in ocean science that would enable it to address Canadian ocean issues and issues relating to Canada’s coasts and enhance its leading role as an international partner in ocean science?
Recognizing the importance of ocean science, the Canadian Consortium of Ocean Research Universities (CCORU) asked the CCA to undertake an expert assessment of the state of ocean science in Canada, focusing on future opportunities and challenges for Canada and its coasts. This evidence-based assessment follows on the CCA’s priority setting exercise and expert report, 40 Priority Research Questions for Ocean Science in Canada.