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CHONe is a collaboration of 14 universities, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and other government departments

Participating Universities

Memorial University (lead institution)

Dalhousie University

University of Prince Edward Island

Mount Allison University

Université du Québec a Rimouski

Université du Québec a Chicoutemi

Université Laval

McGill University

Guelph University

University of Waterloo

University of Alberta

Simon Fraser University

University of British Columbia

University of Victoria

Major Funding Partners

Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Fisheries & Oceans Canada

Government of Newfoundland & Labrador

Memorial University



CHONe has established national and international collaborations to develop tools for sustainable ocean management, to facilitate application in policy and to enhance training

CHARM III  (Channel Habitat Atlas for Marine Resource Management)  

CERF  (The Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities) 

CORONA  (Coordinating Research On the North Atlantic) 

ESONET  (European Seafloor Observation Network)

HERMIONE  (Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man’s Impact on European Seas)

TRACES  (Trans-Atlantic  Coral Ecosystem Study)

ICES  (International Council for the Exploration of the Seas)

IOC  (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission)

PICES  (North Pacific Marine Science Organization)

PISCO  (Partnership for Interdisciplinary Study of Coastal Oceans)

Other Partners

CHONe has formed collaborative research partnerships with a number of Canadian organizations to share resources and jointly conduct research


Atlantic Reference Centre

Canadian Museum of Nature

CAISN (Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network)

Natural Resources Canada


VENUS (Victoria Experimental Network under the Sea)


Relevant National Marine Biodiversity Organizations

ACZISC  (Atlantic Coastal Zone Information Steering Committee) - Linked with ICOM (Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management)

Biodiversity Canada

Canadian Biodiversity Website

Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation

Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Environment Canada

Fish Harvesters Resource Centres

Fisheries Resource Conservation Council

Fishermen & Scientists Research Society – Resources  

UQAR-ISMER  (Institut des Science de la Mer de Rimouski )

OMRN  (Ocean Management Research Network)

Ocean Networks Canada

Ocean Tracking Network

Parks Canada – National Marine Conservation Areas

POST   (Pacific Ocean Shelf tracking Project)


International  Marine Biodiversity Organizations

Arctic Council

Census of Marine Life

Convention on Biological Diversity

European Science Foundation  - Marine Board

Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization

Pacific Coast Collaborative – Ocean Conservation


The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

UNESCO-Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


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