18 March, 2016
Today, Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), an initiative of the University of Victoria, is installing a community observatory at the Discovery Pier in Campbell River, within Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw and Coast Salish territories in the Strait of Georgia.
The community observatory includes an underwater, cabled seafloor platform equipped with a live-streaming video camera, instruments that record local water quality, and a hydrophone that records the underwater sounds of whales and vessels.
On the dock, a weather station and above-ground camera will monitor environmental conditions 24/7. All the data will be streamed to Campbell River’s Marine Heritage Centre and from there, to UVic. Data is freely available for downloading through the ONC website link...Read more