National Networks

NSERC Creates


Fisheries Management and Conservation Careers in Science and Technologies

The NSERC-CREATE FishCAST program aims to train the next generation of Canadian scientists in freshwater fisheries and fish conservation while being committed to supporting equity, inclusion, and diversity in science.


Marine Geodynamics and Georesources

The iMAGE-CREATE is a platform for training in the field of solid earth geosciences that brings together land-based geologists and marine scientists working on the structure of the Deep Earth and its contained resources – knowledge that is urgently needed to access tomorrow’s energy and raw materials.


Interdisciplinary marine Engineering Research and Industrial Training

The NSERC CREATE grant iMERIT  is based at Dalhousie University, the University of New Brunswick, the University of Prince Edward Island and Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. The iMERIT grant program brings together researchers, innovators and professionals from academia, industry, professional organizations and government agencies to carry out research and training in marine technology, to address challenges of ocean exploration and to facilitate trainees’ smooth transition from university education into an industrial career.


Leadership in Environmental and Digital Innovation and Sustainability

The NSERC REATE grant LEADS seeks out graduate-level students interested in developing the skills, knowledge & experience in sustainability science and digital innovation to accelerate transformations to a more sustainable & equitable global society.

Ocean Leaders

Training our Future Ocean Leaders

Training Our Future Ocean Leaders (Ocean Leaders) is an innovative UBC program that aims to prepare the next generation of interdisciplinary marine researchers with the ability to translate technical knowledge into policy and management innovations for the oceans.


Persistent, Emerging and Oil PoLlution in cold marine Environments

People create pollutions problems, PEOPLE help find solutions.


Pacific Rim Ocean Data Mobilization and Technology

The Pacific Rim Ocean Data Mobilization and Technology (PRODIGY) training program will bridge the fields of oceanography, geophysics, computer science and statistics, harnessing new ocean observing technologies, data science and visualization tools to support ocean observation, prediction and knowledge mobilization.


Sustainable Electronics and Eco-Design

CREATE SEED will train a new generation of Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) with a value-added experience in terms of an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together: chemistry, chemical engineering, engineering physics, (eco)toxicology, electronic circuit design, hardware engineering, systems analysis, social sciences of the media, environmental economics, sustainable value chains and business models; professional skills in teamwork, communication, management, decision making and leadership.

Other Networks


Early Career Ocean Frontier Institute Researchers

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Interdisciplinary Marine Early Career Network

An international network of early career researchers working on topics related to the IMBeR Grand Challenges. Click here to join the IMECaN mailing list.