Project Description

About the Centre for Marine Applied Research

The Centre for Marine Applied Research (CMAR) was established to focus on areas of research and collaboration to propel the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture’s aquaculture growth strategy forward. The office leads and supports projects with industry, communities and stakeholder groups to collect and analyze biophysical and socio-economic data to support informed decision making regarding new site development and to foster innovation that will advance the industry’s long-term development potential. 

The office is based out of the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) in Dartmouth.

Highlighted Projects 

Sensor Deployment to support Oceanographic Information Collection

CMAR is actively engaged in the deployment and monitoring of sensors in the coastal waters of Nova Scotia. This information is being collected with the intention of supporting science-based decision making in the optimal development of our coastal resource. Data collected through this ongoing project will also be used to

  • Inform shellfish, marine plant and finfish aquaculture siting and practices that best suit the environment
  • Provide increased resource information for the fishing industry as well as other users of the coastal resource
  • Provide valuable information to communities for use in coastal planning relating to storm or extreme weather, tourism opportunities, aquaculture opportunities, and investment attraction

This data collection project is inclusive and involves collaboration with partners including local communities, marine industry experts, traditional knowledge holders, First Nations, youth, academics, and government agencies. The project team is always looking for new partners, particularly those with interest and knowledge of the coastal resource.

Contact the Centre for
Marine Applied Research:

(902) 442-4660 ext. 3701