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.
During this 2-week expedition aboard the Canadian Coast Guard Vessel John P. Tully, a team of 17 scientists, engineers, technicians and data specialists will conduct operations to maintain, install and improve infrastructure and instrumentation on ONC's cabled observing networks, with the support of Pelagic Research Services ROV Odysseus.
This July a team from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation, with support from partners Ocean Networks Canada, embarked on a two-week Pacific seamounts expedition that uncovered the mysteries of Canada’s largest underwater volcano—Explorer seamount—at the centre of a potential Offshore Pacific Marine Protected Area.
- 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.
ONC’s YouTube channel is ranked No.5 on Feedspot’s international list of “Top 10 ocean YouTube channels to follow in 2019.”
Ocean Networks Canada will receive a $7.2 million boost to advance its ocean observatory science and technology activities, the Canada Foundation for Innovation announced today.
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.
Our first artist-in-residence program was an exciting, innovative and fruitful venture that helps the public understand and engage with ocean data in the Salish Sea and Fraser Delta. Visual artist and University of Victoria alum Colton Hash recently completed a six-month residency working with Ocean Networks Canada scientists and data specialists to create artistic visualizations from ocean data.
Once every ten years, the OceanObs conference brings people from all over the world together to communicate the progress of ocean observing networks and to chart innovative solutions to society’s growing needs for ocean information and governance in the coming decade. OceanObs’19 includes an Indigenous Ocean Governance Forum for the very first time.
A pilot project that provides user-friendly, local data on coastal marine traffic to Indigenous communities across Canada has been extended, as announced by the honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport on 23 July 2019.
|10 to 24 Sep 2019, (All day) - (All day)||
CCGS Tully Expedition
|16 to 20 Sep 2019, (All day) - (All day)||
Ocean Obs '19
|16 to 27 Oct 2019, (All day) - (All day)||
PICES Annual Meeting 2019
|27 to 31 Oct 2019, (All day) - (All day)||
Oceans - Conference & Exposition
|2 to 5 Dec 2019, (All day) - (All day)||
|9 to 12 Dec 2019, (All day) - (All day)||
Marine Mammal Science Conference
|9 to 13 Dec 2019, (All day) - (All day)||