Support Ocean Science (SOS) arose from scientific, municipal, environmental, educational and industry interests in southwest New Brunswick. We maintain this broad focus as we look to the future ocean science needs of our region and Canada.
We seek to engage all interests, public and private, in achieving:
“A healthy southwest New Brunswick marine environment that supports long-term socio-economic prosperity and marine traditions.”
Aware that the federal government will not reverse its closure of marine contaminants research and library facilities at the St. Andrews Biological Station, SOS has a new, forward-looking mission to:
· Create public and government engagement and awareness of the importance of science and evidence-based decision making, and
· Encourage scientific investigation and advancement of basic and applied science towards sustainability of southwest New Brunswick marine-based traditional fisheries and aquaculture and coastal industries, while protecting the marine environment.
We are pursuing five objectives:
1. Draw public attention to the importance of government-led science in maintaining the region’s healthy marine environment, sustainable development and conservation of the coastal zone, and long-term resource-based economy.
2. Pursue federal fulfillment of commitments to expand digital science library services.
3. Supply web and other access to ocean science related stories
4. Encourage and support science initiatives by organizations in southwest New Brunswick’s ‘Marine Hub’
5. Support public awareness that Canadian policy development and regulatory decision-making must be based on sound science.
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