Debby Ianson

Ocean Sciences Division
Institute of Ocean Sciences
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
P.O. Box 6000
9860 West Saanich Road Sidney, B.C.
Canada, V8L 4B2

Phone: 250-363-6614


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Debby Ianson is an interdisciplinary oceanographer who works in the field and develops numerical models focused on climate change issues. She is a federal research scientist at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney BC and an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria. Debby was also a member of the West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Panel convened by the California Ocean Science Trust.

Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):

Moore-Maley, B., Allen, S., & Ianson, D. 2008. Locally driven interannual variability of near‐surface pH and ΩA in the Strait of Georgia. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. Vol 121. Issue 3. 1600-1625. Retrieved from:

Moore-Maley, Ben; Do, Vicky; Allen, Susan; Ianson, Debby; ” Wind-driven upwelling in the northern Strait of Georgia” (2018). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 326.

Simpson, Eleanor; Ianson, Debby; Kohfeld, Karen; Scozzafava, Kenny; Covert, Paul; Perreault, Yves; Comeau, Andre; ” Nearshore Carbonate Chemistry at Shellfish Aquaculture Sites in the Northern Salish Sea” (2016). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 28.

Jarnikova, Tereza; Allen, Susan E.; Ianson, Debby; and Olson, Elise, “A data science approach to understanding physical drivers of coastal primary productivity and effects on carbonate chemistry” (2018). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 385.

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