The Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) is a team of outstanding, Canadian natural and social scientists. We’re working to better understand and predict the impact of marine hazards on human activities and ecosystems…and improve response.

50+ funded, university researchers
130+ highly-qualified people…from 13 universities.

Who work with:
35+ federal & provincial partners,
50+ industrial and other partners…in Canada and beyond.

We collaborate on 14 large, multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary research projects and 14 core research activities, but our network and projects are growing.

MEOPAR’s researchers study marine hazards arising from:

  • weather and climate change, e.g. storms, coastal erosion due to waves,
  • chemical and biological change, e.g. ocean acidification,
  • geophysical events, e.g. tsunamis, and
  • direct human impacts, e.g. oil spills, ship accidents.

Hosted at Dalhousie University, MEOPAR is funded by the Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence Program and was established in 2012.

View presentations from MEOPAR’s 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting