Ocean Acidification Expert Forum
February 18-19, 2015
Victoria Conference Centre & Fairmont Empress Hotel, British Columbia, Canada


Thank you to everyone, especially the 12 NCEs/Secretariat who participated in Mobilizing Science Knowledge and Research in the 21st Century: An NCE Sharing of Best Practices Symposium! The event was a great success and we look forward to collaborating with you in the future!


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.

MEOPAR has 60+ funded, university researchers and 130+ highly-qualified people…from 17 universities,

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

We collaborate on 38 multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary research projects including our 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