The Ocean Sense education program uses data and resources from Ocean Networks Canada's coastal and deep-sea observatories to provide a unique platform for learners and educators to dive into the ocean and explore the world beneath the waves.
Resources & Lesson Plans
A series of activities, highlighting the extreme ecosystem of the Enveavour Hydrothermal Vents off BC's coast and its designation as a Marine Protected Area (MPA).
This package is intended to allow teachers to “plug in and play” an introductory inquiry unit in marine science, specifically in the fields of marine biology and acoustics.
In this lesson, students explore how observatories contribute to science.
Dive into the depths of marine science and technology with our oceanography glossary! Learn about the various ocean properties that are being studied to better understand this unique ecosystem; the extreme environments and unworldly creatures that call the ocean home; the amazing technology that is being used to study and help scientists better understand the ocean; and the biological, chemical, physical and geographical threats that are impacting the global ocean.
Ocean Networks Canada's deep sea laboratories in the Northeast Pacific, Salish Sea and the Arctic are helping humans increase their knowledge of marine ecosystems and ocean processes through real-time data coming straight from the seafloor. Discover what is happing in the ocean through underwater tools like cameras, hydrophones, water property sensors and remotely-operated instruments.
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Visit the Campbell River Community Observatory page.
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ONC's Indigenous outreach team recently visited Vancouver Island's Nuu-chah-nulth Territory and the City of Port Alberni, to introduce the latest proposed community observatory site in ONC’s Smart Ocean Systems™ project.