Science-based innovation and advancement of Nova Scotia’s marine coastal resources

CMAR leads and supports applied research projects that advance the management, long-term sustainability, growth, and resilience of Nova Scotia’s marine coastal resources.

Our diverse group of scientists and specialists conduct research and participate in science advisory work to improve the management and development of ecologically and economically valuable marine resources. We promote innovation and science-based decision-making by collecting and analysing biophysical and socio-economic data.

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Coastal Monitoring Program

CMAR collects data on Essential Ocean Variables to support and inform the science-based development of Nova Scotia’s coastal industry, guide government policy and management decisions, encourage environmental stewardship, and ensure preparedness for climate change.

Resource Map

CMAR developed and maintains a mapping tool with over 40 layers of coastal infrastructure data to inform business and government decision-making.