- Today, the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation
oceanographic dataset under an Open Database License (ODbL
The Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation (HSRC) conducted a small scale
Ocean Iron Fertilization (OIF) experiment in the North Pacific in 2012. 120
tons of iron compound were deposited in the migration routes of pink and
sockeye salmon in the Pacific ocean West of Haida Gwaii over a period of 30
days. The project resulted in a 35,000 km2 plankton bloom that lasted for
The HSRC scientific team collected a significant amount of oceanographic
data using autonomous underwater vehicles (Slocum Gliders), Argos Drifter,
Multi-Spectral Sonar, Surface Seawater samples, Phytoplankton Tows and
The full open data set can be downloaded for free under the Open Database
License (ODbL <http://go.toutapp.com/
The HSRC scientific team was trying to answer the following questions:
1. Does iron enhance phytoplankton and photosynthesis?
2. What is teh effect on fisheries, particularly salmon?
3. Can CO2 be sequestered for a long period through OIF?
4. Are there harmful effects?
HSRC has asked Oceanea to collaborate with you to help anwer these and many
other questions we have not yet thought of. We look forward to working