Svein Vagle

Senior Scientist
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: 250-363-6339


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Dr. Svein Vagle is a Senior Scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and an Adjunct Professor with the university of Victoria. His research interests include the development and use of novel acoustical and non-acoustical instrumentation and techniques for measurements of physical processes in the upper ocean. His research includes measurements of the natural and man-made sounds in the ocean and the interpretation of these signals in order to increase understanding of the oceans and the animals who live therein. The oceans are getting noisier due to human activities and it is therefore important to find out what implications this might have on local ecosystems.

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Heise, Kathy & Barrett-Lennard, Lance & Chapman, Ross & Dakin, Tom & Erbe, Christine & Hannay, David & Merchant, Nathan & Pilkington, James & Thornton, Sheila & Tollit, Dominic & Vagle, Svein & Veirs, Val & Vergara, Valeria & Wood, Jason & Wright, Brianna & Yurk, Harald. (2017). PROPOSED METRICS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF UNDERWATER NOISE FOR SOUTHERN RESIDENT KILLER WHALES. Coastal Ocean Report Series. 10.25317/CORI20172.

Chittenden, C.M. & Sweeting, R.M. & Neville, Chrys & Young, Kelly & Galbraith, Moira & Carmack, Eddy & Vagle, Svein & Dempsey, Mike & Eert, J & Beamish, R.J.. (2017). Estuarine and marine diets of out-migrating Chinook Salmon smolts in relation to local zooplankton populations, including harmful blooms. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 200. 10.1016/j.ecss.2017.11.021

Vagle, Svein; Carmack, Eddy; Dempsey, Mike;”Multi-Scale Ecosystem Observations in Cowichan Bay, BC” (2016). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 42.

Carmack, Eddy; Holling, Buzz; Vagle, Svein; Dempsey, Mike; Eert, Jane; Zimmerman, Sarah; Galbraith, Moira; Hannah, Charles; Chittenden, Cedar; and Williams, Bill, “Oceanography of Cowichan Bay: A background view for early marine survival of Chinook and Coho salmon” (2014). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 198.

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