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A NOAA-Hakai Collaboration

Tracking ocean conditions across political boundaries.

NOAA vessel Ronald H. Brown at sea off Calvert Island. Photo by Mark Garrison

Hakai oceanographer Wiley Evans wrote about the partnership between the Hakai Institute and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from on board the NOAA vessel that traveled from Baja California up to northern British Columbia for the 2016 West Coast Ocean Acidification cruise.


“The Pacific Ocean has no borders. However, tracking ocean conditions across political borders requires coordination and collaboration. The Hakai Institute’s two coastal ecological observatories are situated almost perfectly at the center of the British Columbia-sized geographical gap between Washington and Alaska. With scientific facilities on both Calvert and Quadra Islands in British Columbia, the Hakai Institute is uniquely placed to add a Canadian complement to NOAA’s ocean acidification monitoring in US waters.”

Read the full blog here.

A drone’s eye view of shipboard operations when the Hakai Institute oceanography vessels met up with the NOAA West Coast Ocean Acidification Cruise in June, 2016.