SOAR with us

About us

SOAR is a federally registered not-for-profit in Canada (2018).

We are part of coastal communities that are sustained by the ocean.

  • Home port in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
  • Research station near Brier Island.


Provide enabling infrastructure and expert services to advance applied research as needed to sustain coastal communities, marine ecosystems, and the ocean industries that provide our livelihoods.

Board of Directors

SOAR is governed by a Board of Directors who are active in our initiatives, including:

  • Dr. Alex Hay (Dalhousie Oceanography)
  • Ken Paul (Wolastoqey Nation)
  • Eric Seigel (Ocean Frontier Institute of Dalhousie University)
  • Dr. Eric Bibeau (University of Manitoba)
  • Greg Trowse (Luna Sea Solutions Inc.)
  • Captain Walter T Flower (Lunenburg Whale Watching Tours)
  • Karlie Morash (Cerca Trova Limited)
  • William Gerhardt (Gerhardt Property Improvement)

We plan to add additional Directors providing representation to partners in new initiatives, while also increasing the diversity of our Board.