Bedford Institute of Oceanography

Local nameBedford Institute of Oceanography
LocationHalifax, Canada

The Bedford Institute of Oceanography is a major Government of Canada ocean research facility located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. BIO is the largest ocean research station in Canada. Established in 1962 as Canada's first, and currently largest, federal centre for oceanographic research, BIO derives its name from the Bedford Basin, an inland bay comprising the northern part of Halifax Harbour, upon which it is located.

Spread out over 40 acres of a former Royal Canadian Navy property near Shannon Park in Dartmouth, BIO consists of a series of interconnected buildings housing research labs and offices, as well as docks for Canadian Coast Guard and RCN research vessels.

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Address 1 Challenger Dr Dartmouth, NS B3B 1A5, Canada

Coordinates 44°40'59.116" N -63°36'39.149" E

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