Research Institutes in Canada
The Great Lakes Research Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) research is currently focused on two interrelated themes that assess the impact of multiple stressors on large lakes and their watersheds. The themes are environmental chemistry and toxicology and conservation and resource management.
Huntsman Marine Science Center Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, East Canada.
The Huntsman Marine Science Centre (HMSC) is a unique independent not-for-profit scientific institution; with a mission of education, research,and technology transfer to industry. Located near the mouth of the Bay of Fundy, in eastern Canada, the HMSC is perfectly positioned to access one of the world's most biologically diverse marine ecosystems.
The Maurice Lamontagne Institute (MLI), located near Mont-Joli, in the province of Québec, on the shores of the St. Lawrence Estuary, is part of Fisheries and Oceans Canada's network of a dozen research centres and is one of the world's major francophone marine sciences centres. Inaugurated in 1987, the Maurice Lamontagne Institute has some 400 employees, and also welcomes post-doctorate fellows, visiting scientists and students. Many state of the art projects are carried out in collaboration with the fisheries and commercial shipping industries, as well as with universities. The Maurice Lamontagne Institute houses the Regional Science Branch and the Regional Oceans and Habitat Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region. Its mission is to provide the federal government with a scientific basis for the conservation of living marine resources, the protection of the marine environment, and safe maritime navigation, as well as to ensure the application of legislation designed for the integrated management of the marine environment and the protection of fish habitat. Research, monitoring and assessments are conducted, among other things, in relation to fisheries, marine mammals, oceanography, and habitats of the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence and Northern Quebec. The Canadian Hydrographic Service at the Institute is responsible for approximately 75 nautical charts covering the navigable waters of the region.
Institute of Ocean Sciences Sidney, British Columbia, Canada.
The Institute of Ocean Sciences is one of a network of nine major scientific facilities across Canada operated by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Located in Sidney, approximately 30 km from Victoria, the Institute is home to scientists, technicians, support staff and ships' crews whose common interests are the coastal waters of British Columbia, the Northeast Pacific Ocean, the Western Arctic and navigable waters east to the Manitoba, Saskatchewan border. IOS overlooks Patricia Bay, at the west end of Victoria International Airport. The town of Sidney, at the east end of the airport, is approximately 30km north of Victoria, about 75km across the Strait of Georgia from Vancouver, and about 100km across Juan de Fuca Strait and Puget Sound from Seattle, Washington, USA. Swartz Bay, a few kilometers north of IOS and Sidney, is the place where the Vancouver car ferries berth. Science divisions at IOS include: *Canadian Hydrographic Service *Marine Environment and Habitat Science *Ocean Science and Productivity. Other Departments and organizations at the IOS facility include: * GSC Pacific - Sidney Pacific Geoscience Centre * Canadian Wildlife Service * Canadian Coast Guard * North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES).
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