Education and training is one of the department’s principal mandates, and is achieved by providing a stimulating, research-intensive environment in which students can develop and thrive. The uniqueness of the department’s resources provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary training in cold ocean research, whether it is related to physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology; biological and chemical oceanography; behavioral and population ecology; or aquaculture and fisheries.
Welcome to the Department of Ocean Sciences. The Department is located at the Ocean Sciences Centre (OSC) in Logy Bay, which is approximately 15km from the main campus.
There are few who know the waters around Fogo Island better than the men and women who turn to it every day for their livelihood.
A project just getting underway at Memorial University is hoping to draw on that knowledge.
Ocean Ambassadors: David Belanger
David Belanger has seen the wonder and amazement on people’s faces when they get their first up-close look at the North Atlantic marine environment.
“You see them hold something like a sea star, which is a very common organism. They say, ‘Wow! We have these here?’ Then they’re full of questions. In fifteen minutes you can change their entire perspective on the ocean.”