Discover the ocean. Understand the planet.
Advancing our knowledge of the ocean at a critical time.
What's new
#ONCabyss Expedition - Summer 2024
June 6-26 on E/V Nautilus
Changing STEM TO STEAM: ONC farewells Kim Juniper
ONC Chief Scientist’s legacy includes promotion of “two-eyed seeing” ocean monitoring
Meet the 2024 recipients of the Roy Hyndman Award
Award supports grad students in advancing research using ONC data
Meet ONC Artist-in-Residence for 2024, Megan Harton
Expressing ecological loss and grief through art
Using AI to detect orcas in the Salish Sea
The first Roy Hyndman Ocean Observing Award project completed
Ocean Networks Canada's world-leading ocean observatories bring data to the surface, accelerating scientific discovery and delivering solutions that support ocean-and-planet sustainability for future generations.
What We Deliver
Our deep-sea, coastal and land-based observatory infrastructures capture vital continuous data about the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans.
We support Indigenous and coastal communities’ leadership in local ocean monitoring to meet community needs.
Our data dashboards track, analyze and display key metrics from the world’s longest coastline - Canada - attracting more than 32K users.
Our technology enables advances in multidisciplinary research in oceanography, neutrino particle physics, climate impact monitoring, and more.
Our science/industry partnerships make possible services such as early tsunami warnings, safer shipping, and pioneering the safe removal of climate warming carbon dioxide.
Serving all ages from K-12 and post-secondary, our programs, resources and courses developed with Indigenous partners bring ocean science into classrooms and communities.
Our Unique Contribution
ONC’s technical capabilities enable researchers and coastal communities to access instruments remotely and receive data from anywhere on the globe. Data are collected on ocean physics, chemistry, biology and geology, supporting research on complex Earth processes in ways not previously possible. These ocean observatories generate ‘big data’ openly accessible through the Oceans 3.0 data management system.
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ONC encourages active participation in ocean science by communities, scientists, educators, students, industry, and the media.
Connecting local knowledge with ocean science.
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Scientists can browse ONC data for research purposes & connect with our staff scientists for assistance with projects.
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Explore our ocean intelligence maritime products, maps, products and services.
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ONC works with partners to deliver ocean literacy programs for K-12, post secondary and citizen science education.
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June 13, 2024
Meet the 2024 recipients of the Roy Hyndman Award
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June 10, 2024
Changing STEM TO STEAM: ONC farewells Kim Juniper
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June 10, 2024
Changing STEM TO STEAM: ONC farewells Kim Juniper
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June 6, 2024
Meet ONC Artist-in-Residence for 2024, Megan Harton
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