Workshop participants under the microscope! Back row: Fábio Matos, Jonathan Gula, Henrique Queiroga, Rob Young, Sven Laming, Kirstin Meyer, Jozée Sarrazin, Craig Young, Fabio De Leo; Front Row: Jim Birch, Morane Clavel-Henry, Marina Cunha, Clara Rodrigues, Florence Pradillon, Anna Metaxas. Via videoconference: Luciana Génio, Dhugal Lindsay, Stace Beaulieu, Francisco Campuzano, Hiromi Watanabe, Susan Mills
Senior staff scientist Fabio De Leo presented a talk on ONC’s potential to host a new research program based on sustained observations of deep-sea...
ONC hosted an international workshop 7-8 February during which scientists and sensor developers discussed the importance of obtaining accurate and reliable data from ocean-observing systems for ocean acidification.
“We hold workshops like this to bring together the research and technology communities to accelerate the development of sensors needed for making critical measurements in the ocean,” says ONC chief scientist Kim Juniper. “We need ocean sensors to be more accurate and more robust so that researchers can make more progress in...
In June 2017 Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) hosted a WERA high frequency oceanographic radar workshop to discuss “first ever” real-time data that detected tsunami waves when Typhoon Songda hit the west coast of Canada in October 2016, triggering a tsunami alert on the WERA system.
The storm caused Tofino’s Emergency Program Coordinator Keith Orchiston to close beaches in the famous surfing location. “It is always a hard decision to close beaches, but that day we decided to play it safe. Real-time data from an instrument like the WERA radar (Figure 1) would support critical and lifesaving decision making for coastal communities.”
Building on the success of the first Brazil-Canada joint science and technology workshop held last year in Rio de Janeiro, Ocean Networks Canada’s Centre for Enterprise and Engagement (ONCCEE) is hosting a three-day networking event, from June 11 to 13, to explore and develop potential partnerships in advanced ocean science and technology programs.
Over 60 representatives from industry, research and government from Brazil and Canada are gathering in downtown Victoria to establish a roadmap for further joint R&D efforts and sharing of technologies and expertise.