ACCASP Funded Research

Ocean acidification chemistry and other climate monitoring across six regions

Vulnerability Assessment

  • Biological experimentation on shellfish, lobsters, eelgrass
  • Coastal infrastructure – index and tool development for sea level change
  • Assessment – Arctic stocks, thermal threshold Pacific, river and lake models for temperature, predicted productivity changes for Atlantic

Applied Ocean Modeling

  • Sea-ice, storm surge, Atlantic, Arctic, Pacific, climate predictions, hypoxia events

Other DFO OA Research

Long-term monitoring program examples:

  • Labrador Sea (AR7W) and Halifax extension (deep ocean) annual (usually in May since 1992)
  • Atlantic Zone Monitoring Program ACCASP enhanced observations (oceanographic sections sampled 1 to 3 times per year since 2014)
  • Bedford Basin (coastal) weekly observations
  • Shediac Valley, St. John Harbour, and Rimouski station pCO2 buoys (since 2015/2016 – may be expanded)
  • NERACOOS sections (eastern Gulf of Maine)

Other field research examples:

  • Davis Strait process analysis of physics and chemistry observation – gateway from Arctic to Atlantic (with NSF/NOAA)
    K. Azetsu-Scott
  • Hudson Bay Ecosystem
    K. Azetsu-Scott & M. Starr

Industry research

  • Applied research to support aquaculture and fisheries through ACRDP and SPERA programs (e.g. oysters, mussels, snow crabs)