Ocean Data For Our Ocean Future

Data access for Canada’s:
  • Ocean Health
  • Ocean People
  • Ocean Economy
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The Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS) is Canada’s nucleus for integrated ocean science and observing activities.

CIOOS engages locally, connects regionally, and coordinates nationally to elevate Canada’s ocean monitoring to the global stage. These partnerships generate information and facilitate place-based solutions to advance our understanding of the ocean. With CIOOS, users can now discover, access, and visualize high-quality data through our online platform. By navigating these vast waters together, CIOOS helps prepare for Canada’s future by unlocking the true potential of our ocean, coasts, and waterways. 

What discoveries can be made if we just connect the dots?

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Regional Associations support diverse ocean users

CIOOS benefits from a national infrastructure for data discovery and access, but draws its strength by being regionally specific. To better serve our diverse country, each CIOOS Regional Association ensures that data meets local ocean observing needs and complies with national standards for global integration.

CIOOS Pacific

CIOOS Pacific integrates data from Canada’s west coast, from Dixon Entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

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St. Lawrence Global Observatory

SLGO integrates data from the St. Lawrence, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf.

Visit SLGO website here

CIOOS Atlantic

CIOOS Atlantic integrates data from Canada’s east coast, from Labrador to Bay of Fundy.

Visit CIOOS Atlantic website here

CIOOS Founding Organizations