Oceans, lakes and water science

Research, maps and data on water, oceans, aquatic ecosystems, hydrography, marine geological hazards, ice and more.

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Aquatic ecosystems

Aquatic ecosystem research, biological diversity and management of ecosystems in Canadian waters.

Aquatic species

Maps of aquatic invasive species, plankton data, the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS).

Aquatic biotechnology and genomics

The environmental and human health safety of aquatic organism products issued from biotechnology.

Oceanography and ocean data

Research on plankton, salinity, tides, water nutrients and other research sourced from data collection points.

Ocean climates and weather

Research on the effect of changes in ocean conditions on fish stocks, habitat and marine activities.

Ocean monitoring

Wave and weather data, satellite imagery and ocean profile data.

Tides, currents and water levels

Data on ocean currents, tides, predicted times, conditions and hourly water levels.

Marine geological hazards

Geological conditions at the sea floor that could result in risks to life or infrastructure.

Marine contaminants

Toxic chemicals found in aquatic life and habitats, including pesticides in the marine environment.


Navigational products and services, maritime boundaries, standards, surveys, legal considerations and more.

Permafrost, ice and snow

Research, data and publications on lake and river ice, glaciers, permafrost, snow and sea ice.

Water and wetlands

Scientific and technical data on water, wetlands and surface water.

Agriculture and water

Farming practices to protect groundwater, ponds and watersheds quality.

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