Located in Canada’s easternmost province of Newfoundland and Labrador, researchers at Memorial University are ideally positioned to undertake geophysical research along the country’s Atlantic margins where offshore exploration is still very much at the frontier stage, spurred on by world-class discoveries and production in the Jeanne d’Arc and surrounding basins. Building upon an established history of generating foundational knowledge of our offshore margins and petroliferous sedimentary basins, continued investment in and support of an evolving pool of faculty, researchers and students in geophysics, the future of geophysical education and research in the province looks bright. From the regional crustal scale, through the basin scale, to the reservoir scale, this article provides an overview of current efforts to better understand, characterize, and responsibly develop this very important section of Canada’s East Coast margins.
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