Ocean Wise Research

Ocean Wise Research delivers science in support of healthy aquatic species and healthy oceans

Ocean Wise Research

Ocean Wise Research contributes to knowledge and understanding of individuals, populations and habitats through a combination of studies carried out in the wild and with the animals living at the Vancouver Aquarium. Field research is largely carried out under the auspices of the Coastal Ocean Research Institute (CORI), while collections-based research is carried out at the Vancouver Aquarium. In this way, Ocean Wise Research contributes to the well-being of aquatic animals and their habitats, and informs how best we as humans can minimize our impact on coastal environments. Ocean Wise Research discoveries are shared through scientific publications, media, social media and public lectures, and through the provision of expert advice to governments, industry and non-governmental organizations.

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Research Areas

Coastal Ocean Research Institute

Conducting scientific research in support of ocean conservation.

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Vancouver Aquarium Research

A comprehensive scientific program that contributes to conservation planning in the wild and enhances the care of animals at the Vancouver Aquarium.

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Spotlight: Plastics

Combating ocean plastic pollution.

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Spotlight: Arctic

Improving our understanding of how today’s rapid changes impact both wildlife and the people who rely on it for social, cultural and nutritional well-being.

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Spotlight: Special Places

Science to enable the protection of valued coastal ocean habitats, areas and regions for future generations.

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Spotlight: Species Under Threat

Research that informs the protection and recovery of threatened aquatic species.

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