Voyage of Discovery: Fifty Years of Marine Research at Canada’s Bedford Institute of Oceanography


To mark the 50th anniversary in 2012 of the opening of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO), Canada’s major multidisciplinary oceanographic research facility, the BIO-Oceans Association has published a major treatise reviewing the Institute’s history and marine research accomplishments. Voyage of Discovery: Fifty Years of Marine Research at Canada’s Bedford Institute of Oceanography (VOD) summarizes BIO research results on the oceanography of, primarily, Arctic and Eastern Canada. In a series of 48 papers by past and present research staff from all oceanographic disciplines at BIO, the history of Canadian oceanography before BIO and a broad cross section of the Institute’s work spanning five decades are featured with particular emphasis on contributions to Canadian and global understanding/management of the marine environment.

The book’s well-written text and illustrations (mostly in colour) will appeal to a broad readership from professional marine scientists, environmental/resource managers and decision-makers, to marine science students and lay persons interested in the history of marine sciences. A must-have book for marine science libraries. Attached is an order form which provides more information about the book, and a copy of the table of contents (see links below).

Voyage of Discovery is now available at $35.00 per copy plus shipping charges (Atlantic Canada = $13; Quebec & Ontario = $15; Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia = $17, northern Territories = $24; USA = $26; Europe = $34; elsewhere = $39). For prepaid mail-orders (by cheque, money order, credit card made out to ‘BIO-Oceans Association’), please send payment and completed order form to: BIO-Oceans Association (VOD), c/o Bedford Institute of Oceanography, P.O. Box 1006, Dartmouth, NS, Canada B2Y 4A2. Otherwise, please forward your library’s regular book order form to the same address or e-mail your order to the following address:

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

Many thanks.

Betty Sutherland
Associate University Librarian, Health Sciences (retired), Dalhousie University
and formerly Head, Library Services, Bedford Institute of Oceanography
and former long-time member of IAMSLIC

for the VOD Editors and Publisher

VoD TableOfContents-18june2014B


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