Transforming Climate Action

An ocean-first approach to climate change
Launched in 2023
Transforming Climate Action will be the most intensive investigation ever undertaken into the ocean’s role in climate change.

Research objectives

The ocean protects us against the worst impacts of climate change. But emerging science shows its ability to absorb carbon and regulate temperatures is changing in ways we don’t understand.

It’s a risk we can no longer afford to take. Dalhousie and its partners will tackle the challenge by:

Reducing international uncertainty about ocean carbon sequestration
Making Canada a global leader in the mitigation of carbon emissions
Promoting just and equitable adaptation

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Planned outcomes

National and International Partners
Large Research and Seed Fund Projects*
Postdoctoral Fellows*
* Estimated

Total funding

$397 M
Research Program
$154 M
Grant from the Government of Canada
$116 M
From Academic Partners Cash and In-Kind Investments
$127 M
From Private and Public Sector Collaborators
This research is undertaken thanks in part to funding from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.
Canada First Research Excellence Fund