Member Highlight: A Game-Changer For Ocean Research: Inside The New Dalhousie-Led Ocean Frontier Institute
(Click to enlarge) Arctic ice (Credit: Wikimedia commons)
“It could be the opportunity of a generation.” That’s the phrase Aldo Chircop chooses to describe the Dal-led Ocean Frontier Institute and, in particular, its financial support from the Government of Canada. A faculty member in the Schulich School of Law and the Canada Research Chair in Maritime Law and Policy, Prof. Chircop is passionate about the need for a more robust 21st-century framework for studying the ocean.
(From Dal News / by Ryan McNutt)– “Ocean problems are so complex; we can’t do research the way we did in the past and think we are making a dent,” he explains. “We’ve got to deal with complex problems through new structures and processes that meet that complexity.”
At the other end of campus, Biologist Boris Worm knows as well as anyone that great science often comes from great teams. But he also knows the sort of teamwork required to address the challenges of a rapidly-changing ocean — issues like climate change, global food production and access to the Arctic — needs to be more collaborative, more interdisciplinary than ever before.
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