Oceans Research in Canada Alliance
The Oceans Research in Canada Alliance (ORCA) was established to improve the coordination of ocean science and technology (S&T) in Canada. ORCA brings together Canada's ocean S&T community to increase collective knowledge, align efforts, and forge stronger collaborative ties.
The ORCA Community of Practice is the forum to share information, discuss priority issues, connect with the wider science community, and collaborate on ocean S&T initiatives in Canada. Membership reflects the diversity of Canada's ocean S&T community, and includes academic institutions, government departments, granting agencies, non-governmental organizations, Indigenous groups, and industry.
Become a Member of ORCA and Gain Access to the online ORCA Community Platform
If you or your organization work in a field related to ocean S&T and would like to better connect and collaborate with the community, then please consider joining ORCA! Membership is free and provides you access to the ORCA Community Platform.
The ORCA Community Platform facilitates coordination and collaboration between members of the Canadian ocean S&T community. It connects members with each other, and is a great resource to support your collaborative work. The Platform includes a community calendar, lists of ocean S&T specialists across sectors, meeting information, a community notice board, links to important resources, etc. If you would like to learn more, check out our mini-training videos.
Simply send an email to the ORCA Secretariat to join the more than 155 organizations already plugged in to this exciting new Alliance. Together we can advance our collective understanding of the ocean!
- Upcoming ORCA community meetings, November 13 th, 2019 in Ottawa, ON:
- ORCA Ocean Science & Policy Symposium at the Canadian Science Policy Conference
- Developing Canada’s Coastal and Ocean Mapping Strategy Workshop
- New! ORCA Ocean Innovation and Technology Workshop – Summary Report
- ORCA 2018 – Creating a Culture of Successful Collaboration – Summary Report
- Building an Oceans Research in Canada Alliance Workshop - February 22-23, 2017 Summary Report
- The Origins of the Oceans Research in Canada Alliance (ORCA)
- Advancing the coordination of Canadian Ocean Science and Technology – Poster
For more information, please contact the ORCA Secretariat.
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