Accession Number : AD0631086

Title :   A NEW OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE IN CANADA.

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : The inauguration of the Canadian Oceanographic Institute took place on 25 October 1962 in Dartmouth. Officially named as the Bedford Institute of Oceanography the scientific center is located in a large building constructed for the purpose on the ocean shore. The area designed for laboratories is about 2000 sq m. The laboratories are equipped with modern instruments. The administrative wing consists of 55 offices, auditoriums for conferences, library and cafeteria. The building was planned for a staff of 300 including the maintenance personnel. There is a special room for storing oceanographic equipment and instruments and a 150 - metre long pier for a large number of expeditionary vessels. The fleet will include the vessels of the east coast of the Canadian Hydrographic office, of the Atlantic Oceanographic group of the Center of Fishery vessels and four new ships, the largest of which will be the expeditionary vessel Hudson. A 200-meter long wharf adjoins the piers, which, together with the warehouse, form a vast port complex of the institute. The objectives of the institute are the study of the Atlantic Ocean, the subartic region and estuary areas. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHY, CANADA), UNIVERSITIES, EDUCATION, LABORATORIES, OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE