Jackie Dawson, University of Ottawa
Cycle II, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Projects
This project leveraged ideas and funds to conduct research on integrating data collected by satellites, sensors aboard ferries, and citizens to provide information with sufficient time and spatial resolutions to address the biological dynamics of the Salish Sea and assist in fisheries management. The project uses British Columbia ferries as moving research platforms (Ferry Ocean Colour Observation System – FOCOS) to help understand the relationship between the dynamic of coastal water colour and ocean productivity. These fluctuations in coastal water productivity are an integral component to understanding the declining salmon population on the British Columbia coast.