Under the sea

Under the sea

September 10, 2008

Researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, are delving deep into our oceans to find solutions for some of Earth’s most critical environmental and conservation challenges.

The Ocean Tracking Network unites the finest marine scientists in the world, in the most comprehensive and revolutionary examination of marine life and ocean conditions ever undertaken. Cutting-edge Canadian sensor technology installed at strategic locations in 14 ocean regions around the world will allow researchers to record the movement and behaviour of fish and other marine life, as well as monitor ocean characteristics, such as water depth, temperature, and chemistry.

This international research project will change how scientists and world leaders understand our underwater ecosystems, and better manage the ocean’s resources in the face of climate change.