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School of Ocean Technology
Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland
P.O. Box 4920
St. John's, NL
Canada A1C 5R3
Telephone: 709-778-0460
Fax: 709-778-0794

Head of School

Paul Brett
Phone: 709-778-0556

Assistant Head

Joe Singleton
Phone: 709-778-0604

Director, Applied Research

Bill Carter
Phone: 709-778-0762

Coordinator of Programs

Jai Ragunathan
Phone: 709-778-0446

BTech Program Chair

Darrell Wells
Phone: 709-757-0718

Masters of Technology Management Program Chair

Paul Ryan
Phone: 709-778-0334

Masters of Ocean Technology (Ocean Mapping) Program Chair

Paul Elliott
Phone: 709-778-0506


Clara Penny
Phone: 709-778-0460

Researcher/PhD Candidate

Benjamin Misiuk holds a BSc (Hons.) in Environmental Science from Acadia University, and a PhD from the Department of Geography at Memorial University. Ben’s PhD research focused on integrating spatial concepts and analyses into marine habitat mapping for the Canadian Arctic. He is interested in how this can facilitate the use of multisource datasets and statistical models for producing seabed maps. Future work will be on developing creative approaches to maximize the use of marine data – especially remotely-sensed acoustic data – and also on multiscale analyses of seabed habitats.

Ben is currently a research assistant with Dr. Katleen Robert and the 4D Oceans Lab at the School of Ocean Technology. He is part of the Coastal Habitat Mapping of Placentia Bay project and is mapping the habitat of sand lance as part of a post-doc after completing his PhD.