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Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Fisheries and Oceans, Nova Scotia

Acronym DFO-BIO
Type Government
P.O. Box 1006 Dartmouth
Nova Scotia
B2Y 4A2
Tel +1 902 426-3492
Fax +1 902 426-1466
Website http://www.bio.gc.ca/index-eng.htm
Activities BIO is a modern oceanographic research facility, established in 1962 by the Federal Government of Canada (the former Department of Mines and Technical Surveys, now Natural Resources Canada) and is located on the shores of the Bedford Basin in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Over the last 45 years it has grown to become Canada's largest centre for ocean research. The Institute performs targeted research, mandated by the Canadian government, to provide 'peer' reviewed advice and support to government decision making on a broad range of ocean issues, including sovereignty, safety and security, environmental protection, the health of the oceans, safe and accessible waterways, the sustainable use of natural resources (fisheries, minerals, oil & gas) and the integrated management large ocean management areas.

Group(s): GOOS Created: Last Updated: 2010-09-24

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