Ocean Research in Canada Lacks Coordinated Strategy: Report

"Canada's failure to adopt a 'comprehensive national strategy or vision' for ocean science is confounding efforts to plan for the future and make efficient use of funding for ocean research, a new national report released Wednesday concludes."

"The report by the Council of Canadian Academies cites a lack of collaboration on ocean research, noting that, unlike the U.S., Germany, and the United Kingdom, Canada has "no effective national-level mechanism to coordinate the allocation of resources and facilitate the sharing of infrastructure and knowledge" at all levels of ocean research.

Gaps in information and data-access also make it difficult to determine the number of active researchers, the levels of spending on ocean science, and the latest updates on key areas of research, the report finds."

Larry Pynn reports for the Vancouver Sun November 6, 2013.

Source: Vancouver Sun, 11/07/2013