Canada and Germany Applaud New Research Agreement

The Helmholtz Association of Berlin and the Halifax Marine Research Institute have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) focussing on a cooperative approach to marine research. The partnership, made possible by the 1971 German-Canadian Intergovernmental Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation, will formalize the relationship between the two organizations and lead to…

German Chancellor visits Halifax

German Chancellor Angela Merkel concluded a brief trip to Canada with a visit to Dalhousie University. Merkel toured Dalhousie’s Ocean Sciences research facilities and spoke with students and faculty. The Chancellor and her delegates also toured a scientific exhibition which involved a number of Halifax Marine Research Institute’s partners. Merkel was at…

Dalhousie Begins Treatment of Invasive Species in Ballast Water

The UN International Marine Organization is working to combat the threat of transferring invasive species to foreign waters through ballast water. New regulations have been introduced to regulate what ships are able to discharge in their ballast water. Ballast water can transfer between 7, 000 and 10, 000 species into foreign waters…