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Marine Science

Explore our diverse coastal environment.

Victoria is an ideal place to study marine life—we have easy access to different habitats, the tidal regime, and a myriad of plants and animals. In our Marine Science courses, you’ll learn about the different forms of marine life that occur in our region and how this diverse group of animals can survive in challenging conditions. We also offer courses that look at the impacts of human activity on our oceans, and explain key issues of concern in our oceans as the human population continues to grow.

If you love the ocean and care about its health, these courses will help you to study life under the water.


Courses open for registration

Nature Explorations

Nature Explorations are a great chance to connect with nature, recharge your batteries and explore the beauty of Vancouver Island.
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Peninsula Pursuits

Peninsula Pursuits courses generally take place at the Mary Winspear Centre and focus on the interests of the people who live and work in the community.
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Courses open for registration

Community Fishers Training

Community Fishers is an advanced solution using state‐of‐the‐art technology that provides a practical, user‐friendly tool for collecting data from mobile scientific instruments, which can then be managed and freely accessed via Ocean Networks Canada’s world‐leading oceanographic data management system, Oceans 2.0.
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Ocean Acoustic Monitoring

Ocean acoustic monitoring empowers community members to easily contribute high-quality, continuous data on noise levels to help better understand and inform policy on the changes that may be impacting the ocean environment over time.
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Melissa Payne, Program Assistant
Tel 250-472-5442