Baffin Bay Oceanography and Biodiversity

Baffin Bay Oceanography and Biodiversity

Baffin Bay Oceanography and Biodiversity 2560 1707 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Fisheries and Ocean Canada, Arctic Aquatic Research Division – Canada

Through inshore and offshore surveys and remote tracking of marine fishes, invertebrates and mammals, the Baffin Bay Oceanography and Biodiversity project will generate new data on ecosystem conditions, including physical and chemical oceanography, baseline biodiversity, animal movement and habitat use patterns, and facilitate biodiversity monitoring.

The project will allow identification of causal linkages between potential stressors and changes in species productivity and distributions, community composition and inter-species interactions, supporting assessments of effects of multiple stressors on the marine community, including impacts from climate change, species range shifts and new or expanded anthropogenic activities (e.g. fishing, shipping). The project will collect environmental and biological data in consistent and overlapping ways to facilitate analyses and provide the scientific data needed to inform management decisions.

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Marine Life 2030

Start date: 01/08/2019
End date: 31/03/2030

Lead Contact: Kevin Hedges (

challenges: 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 3- Sustainable Blue Food, 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy
host_programme: Marine Life 2030
ocean_basins: North Atlantic Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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