The Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) was established in 2015 as a global leader for innovative ocean research.
OFI is designed to bring together groups of Canadian researchers to tackle complex ocean challenges.
Research is focused on three key areas: achieving net zero, protecting biodiversity, and sustaining bioresources.
This committee guides OFI’s engagement with Indigenous communities and organizations to help ensure strong linkages and meaningful engagement between Indigenous communities and organizations and other ocean organizations in Atlantic Canada, while recognizing global aspects and impact on OFI’s international collaborations and partnerships.
The Committee will work with OFI staff and the research community to help ensure the active incorporation of Indigenous interests and protection of Aboriginal and Treaty rights into coastal and ocean research to foster meaningful collaboration with Indigenous communities.
The Excellence, Impact, and Engagement Committee is comprised of representatives from various partners and stakeholder groups to advise OFI on strategy, including the strategic research focus of OFI activities as well as the alignment and progress of these activities towards the mission, goals, and deliverables of the OFI.
The core values promoted by this Committee are engagement with stakeholders and partners, impact of research outcomes, scientific excellence of research, knowledge mobilization, internationalization, and operational efficiency.