Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network

A rapid and worldwide change in the economic use of the ocean is underway, including the introduction of fundamentally new uses (e.g. cruise ships in the Arctic, the ever deeper search for hydrocarbons, deliberate manipulation of ecosystems called geoengineering). The oceans themselves are changing as well, both as a result of natural variability and as a result of human activities at a local, regional, and global scale. Canada is facing new patterns of risk from existing and new hazards associated with new economic uses.

The Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR), a federal Network of Centres of Excellence, is addressing these new patterns of risk. Focusing on critical issues related to human activity in the marine environment, and the impact of marine hazards on human activities in coastal regions, MEOPAR will help anticipate and prepare for emerging risks on Canadian coastlines.

Learn more at MEOPAR.