Institute of Ocean Sciences (IOS)

Institute of Ocean Sciences

The IOS, located in Sidney, British Columbia on Vancouver Island is one of Canada's premiere marine institutes. It is the Department of Fisheries and Oceans centre for research on waters of British Columbia, the North Pacific Ocean, the Western Canadian Arctic and navigable fresh waters west of the Manitoba-Ontario border. Its primary responsibility involves the conservation and protection of fish habitats. The Canadian Hydrographic Service, Marine Environment and Habitat Science, and Ocean Science and Productivity are the main divisions of the IOS. The Canadian Wildlife Service, Canadian Coastguard, and the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) are also represented at IOS.

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