Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Oceans Science and Technology

Global climate change requires smart action supported by solid science. As the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Ocean Science and Technology, Doug Wallace is developing new, more accurate observation methods to help understand how our oceans are changing.

The CERC Ocean Science and Technology Chair (2011-18), worth over $34 million, is supported in part by a $10 million grant from the Government of Canada. Dr. Wallace will lead the development of new, containerized biogeochemical observation instruments to be stationed on research and commercial container ships around the globe. More sensitive than current observation methods, these instruments will gather information about the fundamental transformations happening in the ocean, including illuminating exchanges of CO2 and other greenhouse gases with the atmosphere.

The CERC will drive an influx of new research talent to the region. Between researchers, post-doctoral fellows, students and support staff, the chair will add over 40 positions to the region’s ocean research capacity.

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