Discover the ocean.Understand the planet.

Working for the advancement of science and the benefit of Canada.

 

Evidence-Based Decision Making

The state of the ocean is an important indicator of the overall health of the planet. The ocean off of Canada’s coast and the Arctic represents the entire range of marine environments found in every ocean system on the planet. This makes Ocean Networks Canada’s data relevant to a global market.

Ocean Networks Canada’s (ONC) Expedition 2016: Wiring the Abyss returned to port on June 25 after 40 days at sea off the west coast of Canada. This ambitious undertaking involved 149 people aboard three ships, and included three remotely operated vehicles (ROV) making 44 dives to deploy, maintain and recover 180 instruments and lay 18 km of fibre-optic cable. The dynamic 24/7 operations engaged viewers across the world via live stream and featured regular Q&A with scientists, educators and engineers. 

Expedition 2016 Wrap: Bigger Footprint Enables Better Science

An in-depth review of the 2016 CCGS John P. Tully maintenance cruise.

A Tenth Anniversary Inshore Maintenance Cruise

The Internet-Connected Ocean

Ocean Networks Canada monitors key regions off the west coast of Canada and in the Arctic—continuously gathering data in realtime for scientific research to help communities, government, and industry make informed decisions about our future.

System Status

  •   Database
  •   Data Acquisition
  •   Oceans 2.0

During our annual Expedition 2016: Wiring the Abyss (10 May – 26 June) we anticipate occasional outages in the current data streams while we repair and expand the observatory.

The power feed equipment for the NEPTUNE Observatory was shut down for maintenance on 30 May. The power feed equipment repairs have been completed and the NEPTUNE Observatory is back online.  

Building a Smarter Ocean

Smart Ocean Systems™ commercializes Ocean Networks Canada’s innovative technologies for the benefit of Canada and the world. Cabled observatories, remote control systems, interactive sensors combined with big data management enables evidence-based decision making on ocean management, disaster mitigation, and environmental protection.

Ocean Networks Canada’s (ONC) Expedition 2016: Wiring the Abyss returned to port on June 25 after 40 days at sea off the west coast of Canada. This ambitious undertaking involved 149 people aboard three ships, and included three remotely operated vehicles (ROV) making 44 dives to deploy, maintain and recover 180 instruments and lay 18 km of fibre-optic cable. The dynamic 24/7 operations engaged viewers across the world via live stream and featured regular Q&A with scientists, educators and engineers. 

Expedition 2016 Wrap: Bigger Footprint Enables Better Science

Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is partnering with researchers and organizations to add critical ocean sensors from sea to sky.

Partnering to Expand Ocean Networks' Reach from Sea to Sky

Big Data. Big Solutions.

Long term, continous scientific data from the ocean environment are gathered by Ocean Networks Canada and made available through Oceans 2.0—a powerful online data management system. Oceans 2.0, combined with high-performance computing allows us to manage, mine, analyze and visualize these data to provide ocean analytics for researchers, communities, industry, and policy-makers to make evidence-based decisions in Canada and globally.

Earthquake Data

 

 

Ocean Networks Canada seafloor and land-based sensors recorded a magnitude 4.8 earthquake in the Strait of Georgia, just before midnight on 29 December.​

South coast communities feel the shake!
 

Effective July 4, Naval Commander Brigitte Boutin will lead the organization’s strategic financial operations plan as it delivers ocean science and big data to Canada and the world.

Naval Commander Tacks Into New Waters With Ocean Networks Canada

In June 2016, these preliminary tsunami models were integrated into Exercise Coastal Response, Emergency Management BC’s first ever full-scale earthquake and tsunami response exercise. ONC staff scientist Tania Insua lead ONC’s tsunami modeling project. She traveled to Port Alberni to take part in this ground-breaking week and to experience the aftermath of an earthquake first-hand. 

A Fly-on-the-Wall: Notes from Port Alberni's Exercise Coastal Response

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25 to 27 Jul 2016, (All day) - (All day) Watch Live! INCISE Submarine Canyon Symposium
14 to 18 Aug 2016, (All day) - (All day) Watch Live! Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators Conference
20 to 25 Aug 2016, (All day) - (All day) Watch Live! Cambridge Bay annual maintenance
8 to 11 Sep 2016, (All day) - (All day) Watch Live! Alberni District Fall Fair
11 to 13 Sep 2016, (All day) - (All day) Watch Live! SciDataCon 2016
15 to 16 Sep 2016, (All day) - (All day) Watch Live! OUR Ocean Conference
18 to 21 Sep 2016, (All day) - (All day) Watch Live! FixO3 General Assembly 2016
19 to 22 Sep 2016, (All day) - (All day) Watch Live! IEEE/OCEANS 16 Monterey
21 to 24 Sep 2016, (All day) - (All day) Watch Live! Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference
25 Sep 2016, 19:00 - 20:00 PDT Watch Live! Sonic Sea at Victoria Film Festival
4 to 5 Oct 2016, (All day) - (All day) Watch Live! Ocean Innovation 2016
4 to 11 Oct 2016, (All day) - (All day) Watch Live! Inshore Expedition
23 to 28 Oct 2016, (All day) - (All day) Watch Live! Ocean Optics XXIII