Douglas Wallace, Dalhousie University
So I'd just like to say a few words about what I'll try to achieve with this pretty amazing award. And then I'll stick to some generalities. I'd love to give a long detailed lecture about all the detailed things I'm going to do, but maybe I'll save that for another time. But if I do have time I'll say a few words about my experience with the process underlying this award.
My future research will focus on the north Atlantic Ocean and the very major changes that are underway in that ocean basin. Our focus on changes to ocean chemistry and biology but of course there is climate change going on as well and that's the context for all the other changes.
And needless to say Atlantic Canada, especially the Halifax/Dartmouth region, is an excellent base for research of this type, the research into the Atlantic Ocean. And Dalhousie has a long and internationally respected history of work in these fields as does the Bedford Institute of Oceanography and other institutions in the region. I'll have lots of excellent academic colleagues and also companies to work with.