The Pacific Rim Ocean Data Mobilization and Technology (PRODIGY) program provides advanced training in ocean observation, prediction and knowledge mobilization. Our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows bridge the fields of oceanography, geophysics, computer science and statistics. They learn state-of-the-art technology, data science and visualization tools to support the collection, analysis and communication of ocean data.
Bringing together leading faculty from the Universities of British Columbia (UBC), Victoria (UVic), and Waterloo, PRODIGY provides training across the ocean-data life cycle: deploying and testing new ocean sensors, data analysis, and assimilation, numerical modeling and forecasting, and engaging decision-makers and stakeholders.
Cohorts gain interdisciplinary knowledge and professional experience in courses, workshops, summer schools, mentoring, and internships. Through an international exchange with the Millennium Institute of Oceanography in Chile, trainees examine critical ocean issues across the eastern Pacific Rim through a cross-cultural, collaborative lens.
Participants leave our program with specialized job-ready skills, well-positioned for employment in ocean technology, environmental consulting, exploration geophysics, aquaculture, fisheries management, and other fields. Whether they work in government, industry, academia, or NGOs, our graduates will lead the protection and sustainable development of Canada’s ocean economy through data-informed policies and practices.