UNESCO Biospheres are recognized as sites for collaborative research and monitoring at local, regional, and international levels. Our research partnerships help us understand the complex, changing systems in which we live with a focus on biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services. We connect across disciplines, cultures, and boundaries while respecting the territorial rights of Indigenous people. 

Water Quality Monitoring

The CBT collaborates with the University of Washington-Tacoma to conduct ongoing water-quality research on the physical, chemical and biological oceanographic conditions in the fjords of Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds, British Columbia, Canada. 

Iisaak Sin Hay Tiičmis - Regional Wildlife Coexistence Network

In collaboration with Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, the CBT is co-secretariat for the iisaak sin hay tiič mis (Respect all Life) Network/West Coast Vancouver Island Coexistence Network. Bringing together local community planners and stakeholders, including representatives from the tourism sector, municipalities, and Nuu-chah-nulth communities, this working group creates plans to help humans and wildife coexist in the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region.