Our research

The ocean contributes significantly to Canada's economy, yet less than 10% has been adequately mapped and the spatial distribution of most species is not well understood.

The 4D OCEANS Lab's research focuses on mapping the spatial complexity of the ocean from the seafloor to the surface. Our goal is to create an integrated picture of our oceans which will allow us to understand the relationships between habitats, resources, human activities and changing conditions.

Recent news

July 2022:  BEcoME Project (Benthic Ecosystem Mapping & Engagement) Research-Cruise

May 2022: Welcome, Salem and Jennifer!

September 2021: Welcome Emmeline and Zach!

September 2021: Poppy and Rylan presented at the Deep-Sea Biology Symposium

August 2021: Shreya and Julia presented in the Seabed Habitat Seminar Series

April 2021: Check out the latest underwater videos from Holyrood

March 2021: Holyrood Underwater Observatory deployed


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International Symposium
on deep-sea corals

Edinburgh, UK

28th May - 2nd June 2023

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La Réunion island
World Conference on Marine Biodiversity VI