"Research on the Ring" Walking Tour
Ocean Networks Canada welcomes ocean enthusiasts of all ages to stop by and visit our our campus headquarters to learn more about the University of Victoria’s world-leading cabled ocean observatories.
When & Where
- Tuesday 4 Mar, 4-5 pm
- Thursday 6 Mar, 6-7 pm
- Tour times: 20 minutes long— starting on the hour and every 20 minutes after.
- Address: the Technology Enterprise Facility, 2300 McKenzie Avenue V8W 2Y2
Join a Virtual Tour
In the waters off Vancouver Island, but deep beneath the surface of the sea, NEPTUNE and VENUS are monitoring the ocean 24/7. They provide a portal to the Northeast Pacific Ocean, through video and sound and hundreds of scientific sensors. What’s more, this information is available, for free, via the Internet.
Ocean Networks Canada scientists will give virtual tours of our VENUS and NEPTUNE observatories and share some of the exciting science projects taking place in our coastal waters…up to 2.6 kilometres beneath the surface. They’ll also introduce the live "Sights and Sounds" section on our website. Find out how you can listen to live underwater microphones than monitor sea life—from whales to dolphins to ships passing overhead. Learn how you can view the six live seafloor cameras and see how scientists control live cameras via their laptops. Get a glimpse of future ocean projects on the BC coast like “Smart Oceans" and new directions in Arctic research with Ocean Networks Canada’s community observatories.
We’ll show you how you can have fun online and be a citizen ocean scientist at the same time. Playing along with "Digital Fishers,” you can help researchers gather data from our huge ocean video archives and improve your own knowledge of our deep sea life.