Discover the ocean.Understand the planet.
Working for the advancement of science and the benefit of Canada.
The state of the ocean is an important indicator of the overall health of the planet. The ocean off the coasts of Canada, including the Arctic, comprises some of the richest and most diverse ecosystems on Earth. This makes Ocean Networks Canada data relevant to global users.
Tanner crabs observed feasting at a bubbling methane seep on the deep seafloor in the northeast Pacific Ocean may be developing a way to adapt to climate change, says a marine ecologist from the University of Victoria whose work with Oregon-based researchers establishes for the first time that a commercially-harvested species is feeding on the energy source.
Leveraging science for public good is at the heart of Ocean Networks Canada’s work. ONC’s vision—to provide knowledge and leadership that deliver solutions for science, society and industry—took a big leap forward with a recent announcement to host the World Data System International Technology Office at Queenswood, ONC’s new home at the University of Victoria’s Ocean-Climate Building.
- Data Acquisition
- Oceans 2.0
Smart Ocean™ Systems operationalizes Ocean Networks Canada’s innovative technologies and expertise for the benefit of Canada and the world. Cabled observatories, remote control systems and interactive sensors, and big data management enable evidence-based decision-making on ocean management, disaster mitigation, and environmental protection.
In July 2018, Ocean Networks Canada hosted 25 early career scientists from 11 countries⎯including Australia, Brazil, Switzerland, Ecuador, Germany and Greece⎯to attend a summer school on “Coastal Ocean Observatory Science” in Victoria, British Columbia.
On May 7, 2018, Ocean Networks Canada and EMSO ERIC signed an important new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Victoria, BC. The MoU formalises and further strengthens the already close collaborative relationship between ONC and EMSO ERIC at both the strategic and working level.
Long-term, continuous 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 ONC to provide ocean analytics that assist researchers, communities, industry, and policy-makers in making evidence-based decisions in Canada and globally.
You’ve probably heard of the “Internet of Things”. It’s a connected network of everyday objects that talk to each other, such as cars, kitchen appliances and heart monitors. But did you know that the Internet of Things also extends deep underwater off Canada’s three coasts? Think of it as a Fitbit for the ocean. Made possible by world-leading Oceans 2.0 data management software, Ocean Networks Canada’s infrastructure is continuously monitoring the pulse and vital signs of our deep sea and coastal environments.
On 7 March 2019, Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced an investment of $1.5 million per year to support the Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS). An additional $2 million over four years will be provided by the Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR).
In communities along the British Columbia and Nunavut coastlines, Ocean Networks Canada’s Youth Science Ambassadors are empowering students, teachers, leaders, and Elders to use high-tech ocean sensors and interpret the data to inform decision-making about their changing ocean.
|7 to 12 Apr 2019, (All day) - (All day)||
|23 to 26 Apr 2019, (All day) - (All day)||
2019 SSA Annual Meeting
|6 to 9 May 2019, (All day) - (All day)||
Offshore Technology Conference
|7 to 21 May 2019, (All day) - (All day)||
ONC Offshore Maintenance
|10 to 12 May 2019, (All day) - (All day)||
EECOM 2019 Conference
|11 to 14 Jun 2019, (All day) - (All day)||
MEOPAR Annual Science Meeting