Safe and Sustainable Development of the Ocean Frontier
At the frontier of ocean research.

Research objectives

Through the CFREF Safe and Sustainable Development of the Ocean Frontier program, OFI-sponsored research explores the ecosystems of the North Atlantic and Canadian Arctic Gateway to discover innovative solutions that strengthen the economy and protect the environment.

Improving our understanding of changes in ocean ecosystems and atmosphere-ocean interactions
Developing solutions for marine safety, ocean data, and ocean-related technologies
Developing sustainable fishing and aquaculture practices

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Outcomes

200+
Researchers
24+
Official national and international partners
24
Large Research Projects
7
Opportunities Fund projects
127
Seed Fund projects
37
International Postdoctoral Fellowships
28
Visiting Fellows
Cumulative total as of 2022-2023 reporting year

Total funding

$126.4 M
Total cash and in-kind value of the program
$93.7 M
Grant from the Government of Canada
$43.6 M
From institutional partners cash and in-kind investments
$82.7 M
From private and public sector collaborators cash and in-kind investments
This research is undertaken thanks in part to funding from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.
Canada First Research Excellence Fund