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Animal Care

Guidelines for Faculty, TAs and Students BMSC is committed to the humane and ethical care and use of animals and adheres to the principle that in order for animal use to be justifiable in scientific research and teaching, the research must have a reasonable expectation of providing a benefit to the health and welfare of…
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Biodiversity

Welcome to the BMSC Biodiversity Database This database supports research and teaching at BMSC. Data covers the period 1972 to present, and include information about plants and animals in terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments of Barkley Sound. Animals collected for research or teaching must be recorded in this database. Noteworthy observations, both positive and negative,…
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BMSC Publications

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Weather, Tides, & Data

Weather & Tides Weather forecast links Tofino weather forecast (from Environment Canada) Tofino Forecast Marine Forecast (West Coast Vancouver Island South, Environment Canada) Marine Forecast What are the surf conditions on Vancouver Island? How big is that fog bank? Check out Big Wave Dave What is the wind doing? Wind Forecast Cool visualizations of global…
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Geo-spatial Resources

Maps & Geo-spatial Resources BC Marine Conservation Analysis Contains a series of maps (some with GIS data available), Marxan analyses, and an interactive atlas. Map information includes human usage, physical features, and ecological factors BC Marine Conservation Analysis HabitatWizard Provides spatial information about fish, wildlife, and ecosystems of BC through a map-based tool. Requires Microsoft…
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IT Systems

Our IT Systems office provides network communication, scientific computing facilities, computer and AV equipment in support of education and research at BMSC. Technical Support Did you drop your phone overboard? Ken Hawkins, our Systems Administrator offers technical support to non-BMSC equipment, where such support does not interfere with BMSC operations or workloads. Click on the…
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Library

The Devonian Library supports education and research at BMSC. Its primary focus is on marine biology, oceanography, fisheries, and other aquatic sciences, as well as the history, biodiversity and archaeology of Barkley Sound. The library is a member of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Library and Information Centers, IAMSLIC. We are always…
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Permits

Permit guidelines for Faculty Permits are required for various research and education activities. Contact your program coordinator for your permit requirements. See below for permit application forms and links. Contact the University Programs Coordinator Collection of marine organisms: Department of Fisheries and Oceans Permits for collecting marine animals, including Pacific Salmon, for your course at…
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Policies & Guides

These policies are provided to ensure your visit to BMSC is productive and safe. Information for Faculty & TA's Forms for this & that Resource Guide to BMSC This is your information manual for living, teaching, and conducting research at BMSC. Please take a few moments to read it as most questions you might have…
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Research Site Registry

Located just inside the library, the Research Site Registry helps to protect established research sites from people considering or conducting research in the same area. It also informs new researchers of previous work that could affect research being considered. Researchers are also encouraged to consult the registry before establishing new research sites.Students at BMSC are…
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Resource Database

BMSC has basic and specialty field and laboratory equipment available for researchers and students. BMSC's Resource Database is a repository for the inventory of our: Equipment Chemicals Science Stores Books in the Teaching Labs Resource Database Login: username “guest”, password “guest”. Click on 'Resources' on the top menu to access the database. Once you have…
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Scientific Diving

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre is geographically placed to provide excellent opportunities for pelagic and subtidal research. All individuals wishing to undertake Scientific Diving at BMSC must notify the Diving & Safety Officer (DSO) well in advance of the proposed commencement of diving activities. How to obtain your BMSC Scientific Diver status: Step 1: Contact the…
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Student Projects & Reports

Guidelines for student projects & report submission Project Proposal Form - Summer Courses Project Proposal Form - Summer Project Proposal Form - Fall Semester Project Proposal Form - Fall Project Proposal Form - Observer Project Proposal Form - Observer Report Style Guide This document provides detailed instructions on the formating and structure of your student's…
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