Cores and Theme Leads
MEOPAR funds three cores that provide key services and functions to the network.
PI: Brad deYoung, MUN
Investigators: Marcel Babin, Cedric Chavanne, Mike Smit, Rich Pawlowicz, Richard Dewey, Brent Else, Doug Wallace
The Observation Core supports, developments and coordinates ocean observation capacity for MEOPAR projects and closely-related activities of partners. The functions are to: a) support shared access to observing infrastructure, and encourage technological developments; b) maintain and deploy technical expertise for ocean observation in strategic locations; c) share knowledge and training related to ocean observation; and d) promote national and international sharing of data, expertise and the coordination of observation programs.
PI: Dany Dumont, UQAR
Investigators: Bill Merryfield, Ron Pelot, Susan Allen, Katja Fennel, Youyu Lu, Rene Laprise, Adam Monahan, Will Perrie, Jinyu Sheng, Jim Christian
The Prediction Core aims at developing and maintaining the capacity of the Network to improve and deliver tools and highly qualified personnel that will enable support Canada’s leadership in marine environmental prediction. The four main activities are: a) developing and implementing improved numerical models; b) training the next generation of experts in environmental predictions; c) a code repository; and d) project support and guidance.
PI: Stephanie Chang, UBC
Investigators: Jason Thistlethwaite, Paul Kovacs, Joel Finnis, Ron Pelot, Anthony Charles, Greg Oulahen
The Response Core will support the Network by serving as a focal point of expertise, information, and engagement on issues related to response. The goals in Response Core are: a) provide a forum for sharing expertise and ideas regarding impacts and solutions, emphasizing but not limited to social science knowledge; b) to support MEOPAR project teams seeking to conduct research related to Response; and c) to facilitate stakeholder engagement in order to mobilize the use of knowledge to reduce marine-related risks and develop effective solutions.