Fogo Island Research Station


The Shorefast Foundation concept and vision for a field research station based on Fogo Island, to be managed and operated by the Foundation.

Perched in the North Atlantic off the northeast coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, Fogo Island is a place with a centuries-long connection to the sea that offers a unique environment ideal for ecological research. The establishment of a Field Research Station on Fogo Island would not only provide an important platform from which researchers may study and make important discoveries, but would also help to foster ocean and science literacy with the goal of engaging local communities in observing the natural world to inform their decision making and ultimately promote sustainable practices.

The Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, located on the outer west coast of Vancouver Island,  is a shared campus of the Universities of Victoria, British Columbia, Alberta, Calgary, and Simon Fraser University. WHO is seeking a collaborator from Memorial University to help investigate whether a multi-institutionally funded facility might work within the context of a Fogo Island Research Station. Previously, a business plan was developed for a Fogo Island research Station, and this documentation can be used to inform the current process.

Lead Organization 
Fogo Island
Newfoundland and Labrador
Rural Secretariat Regions 
Gander - New-Wes-Valley
Economic Zones 
Zone 14 - Kittiwake
Cold Ocean and Arctic, Science, Technology and Society
Ocean Sciences
Industry Sectors 
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Start date 
23 Apr 2018