“Ocean Networks Canada is excited to be working with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to deliver products that align with the Oceans Protection Plan objectives.” Dr. Kate Moran, President and CEO, Ocean Networks Canada.Read more
Sep 19, 2017
Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) underwater earthquake sensors off the west coast of Vancouver Island detected in real-time the magnitude 7.1 earthquake in central Mexico. The sensors—located at Barkley Canyon, Cascadia Basin and Endeavour on and near the Cascadia subduction zone—recorded seismic activity from more than 4,000 kilometres away.
Jan 9, 2017
A five-year, $46.6 million investment from the Canadian government—through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)—will ensure that Ocean Networks Canada continues to lead the world in ocean observatory science and technology.
Sep 13, 2016
An investment of $577,000 has been made by CANARIE to enhance access to and processing of big data collected by Ocean Networks Canada (ONC). ONC’s cabled ocean observatories support hundreds of underwater and on-land sensors that generate a huge volume of continuous, high-resolution data about the ocean.
Jul 7, 2016
Effective July 4, Naval Commander Brigitte Boutin will lead the organization’s strategic financial operations plan as it delivers ocean science and big data to Canada and the world.
Mar 18, 2016
Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) installed a new community observatory at the Discovery Pier in Campbell River, within Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw and Coast Salish territories in the Strait of Georgia.
Feb 29, 2016
Earthquake early warning receives a big boost from the Government of British Columbia.
Feb 1, 2016
On 8 February 2006, the world’s most advanced cabled seafloor observatory was successfully installed in Saanich Inlet near Victoria. British Columbia. It was just the start of a decade of exploration, innovation and expansion that continues today.
Oct 13, 2015
Scientists the world over cannot reliably predict an earthquake yet, but they are using today’s technology to rapidly detect an earthquake just as it begins to happen.
Sep 15, 2015
September 15, 2015 Vancouver, B.C.: The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA), with support from the University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada and JASCO Applied Sciences, has deployed a hydrophone listening station that will monitor underwater vessel noise in the Strait of Georgia. Underwater noise has been identified as a key threat to at-risk whales.
Aug 20, 2015
Members of the media are invited to the launch of Ocean Networks Canada’s (ONC) Expedition 2015. Take a tour of the Exploration Vessel Nautilus with ocean explorers Drs. Robert Ballard and Kate Moran on Monday, Aug. 24.
The three-week expedition with two world-class ships will conduct annual operations and maintenance on the Ocean Networks Canada observatories off the west coast of Canada and provide a rare glimpse into the undersea world.
Jul 30, 2015
July 30, 2015
VICTORIA, B.C. — The University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) has expanded its world-class ocean observatories to include data collected from three BC Ferries.
Jun 23, 2015
Now in its second year of funding, the Ocean Networks Canada Smart Ocean Systems™ initiative is making significant progress with plans to install new ocean monitoring stations along the B.C. coast as far north as Prince Rupert.
Jun 21, 2015
On 11 January 2015, the link with Ocean Networks Canada’s Barkley Canyon node was lost, halting all data delivery from this site in the Northeast Pacific. Further investigation revealed that a fishing trawler gear had damaged the node and cut off communications to all sensors connected to the Barkley Canyon node.
Jun 2, 2015
VICTORIA, B.C. — Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) at the University of Victoria and the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) are teaming up with citizen scientists to increase the quality and range of oceanographic data being collected through a new mobile app called Community Fishers.
Nov 7, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 7, 2014
BC Girl Guides Dive deep with Ocean Networks Canada's Ocean Aware Challenge
VICTORIA, BC. - Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), an initiative of the University of Victoria, has teamed up with BC Girl Guides to introduce girls and young women from age 5 to 18 to the wonders of the ocean beneath the surface and to inspire their natural curiosity in marine sciences.
Nov 5, 2014
Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), an initiative of the University of Victoria, has further expanded its footprint across Canada with the launch of a new collaboration with the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE).
ONC is a world-leader in ocean observing technology supported by Oceans 2.0, its comprehensive data management system developed to provide a vital link between sensors and users around the world. With advanced observatories on the Pacific coast and in the Canadian Arctic, today’s launch on the Atlantic coast establishes ONC’s operations from sea to sea to sea.
Oct 14, 2014
Vancouver, BC. - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced today at the Vancouver Aquarium that the Government of Canada will provide up to $20-million over three years to support the University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada (ONC).
Also speaking to the announcement were Dr. John Nightingale, President and CEO of Vancouver Aquarium; Dr. David Castle, Vice President Research, University of Victoria; and Dr. Kate Moran, President and CEO of ONC.
Oct 3, 2014
Ocean Networks Canada, today launches "Ocean Sense", a pilot ocean science educational program at Brentwood College School to complement its growing network of community observatories program, which saw its prototype installed off the school dock two years ago, in the waters of Mill Bay, BC.
Sep 23, 2014
It's free and online! As students get back to their classrooms this fall, teachers are invited to explore Shouting Whales, a new marine science learning resource from ONC and Open Schools BC.
Aug 23, 2014
August 23, 2014 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Mrs. Laureen Harper and key government representatives gathered dockside with UVic President Jamie Cassels and Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) President Kate Moran to view firsthand the latest instrumentation that showcases Canadian science and technology in the Arctic.
May 21, 2014
Calling all citizen scientists! Ocean researchers need your help in analyzing huge volumes of video that support their discoveries and lead to a better understanding of our ocean planet.
May 2, 2014
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Victoria, BC – May 2 – At 11:00 AM today, the red and white Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) John P. Tully pulled away from its dock in North Saanich, headed for the open ocean off southern Vancouver Island.
Apr 17, 2014
Victoria residents get first glimpse via ShawTV
Over a year in the making, Ocean Alive! is a new television show featuring the latest ocean technology and research to help us all better understand the mysterious world beneath the surface of the ocean. Victoria BC will play host to its premiere on Shaw TV over the April 19-21 long weekend.
Apr 14, 2014
With thanks to the Government of Canada’s Western Diversification Program and partner IBM Canada, Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) today announced the latest development of its world-leading ocean observing technology, located off Canada’s west coast.
Feb 13, 2014
Ocean Networks Canada has received funding from Canada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network for a new software platform to support geohazard mitigation.
Jan 10, 2014
Ocean Networks Canada was delighted to announce today our second federal funding award through the Centres of Excellence in Commercialization and Research (CECR) program.
Nov 26, 2013
The BC Government today announced a number of agreements between BC and Chinese organizations and businesses, including a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada and the National Ocean Technology Center for complementary research activity.
Sep 5, 2013
The University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada and the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) are undertaking an expedition on board the $62-million research vessel Falkor, with researchers from Canadian universities studying low-oxygen, acidic waters that form naturally off the coast of Vancouver Island.