Ocean Research in Canada Alliance

Initiative Type: Network

Belém Statement Area: Climate Variability, Emerging Pollutants, Ocean Observation, Ocean Resources, Ocean Technology, Polar Research

Initiative Location: Canada

Time Frame: 2016-Ongoing


The ORCA was established to improve the coordination of ocean science and technology (S&T) in Canada. ORCA brings together Canada's ocean S&T community to increase collective knowledge, align efforts, and forge stronger collaborative ties. The ORCA Community of Practice is the forum to share information, discuss priority issues, connect with the wider science community, and collaborate on ocean S&T initiatives in Canada. Membership reflects the diversity of Canada's ocean S&T community, and includes academic institutions, government departments, granting agencies, non-governmental organizations, Indigenous groups, and industry. If you or your organization work in a field related to ocean S&T and would like to better connect and collaborate with the community, then please consider joining ORCA! Membership is free and provides you access to the ORCA Community Platform. The ORCA Community Platform facilitates coordination and collaboration between members of the Canadian ocean S&T community. It connects members with each other, and is a great resource to support your collaborative work. The Platform includes a community calendar, lists of ocean S&T specialists across sectors, meeting information, a community notice board, links to important resources, etc. If you would like to learn more, check out our mini-training videos.

Contact: Ocean Research in Canada Alliance, ORCA.AROC@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Initiative Website: https://www.aroc-orca.ca/