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Canada’s 3 Oceans

CGGC Louis St. Laurent

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Activity leader
Dr. Eddy Carmack. Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Sidney, BC, Canada

ArcOD cluster participant
Connie Lovejoy, University of Laval, Quebec City, Canada

Project goals
The goal of Canada’s Three Oceans is to observe North Pacific, Arctic, and North Atlantic waters, and establish a scientific basis for sustainable, long-term monitoring. Canada’s Three Oceans, led by Fisheries and Oceans Canada researchers, will take a snapshot of ocean conditions in 2007 and 2008 that will allow observers to gauge the consequences of global climate change, and to provide essential information to policy-makers and the Canadian Public.

Goal of ArcOD-related activity
Biodiversity: microbe and protist data collection

Geographic focus
The North Pacific, the North Atlantic, and the Arctic waters

Taxonomic focus
viruses, bacteria, plankton, benthic community, birds, and whales

Countries involved in activity
Canada, USA, Japan, China, Korea, Poland

Expedition dates and vessels
CCGS Louis St-Laurent and CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier, July 2007 and July 2008

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