“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.
At the Southern Resident Killer Whale Symposium in Vancouver on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 (l-r) Jessica Stigant, ONC Strategic Partnerships Officer; David Castle, Vice President Research, University of Victoria; Kate Moran, CEO and President, ONC; the Right Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries,...
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.
“Today’s earthquake in central Mexico is yet another reminder and opportunity for British Columbia to ramp up efforts to complete our earthquake early warning system before the ‘Big One’ hits,” says ONC...
Community observatories along the BC coast, earthquake early warning sensors in the deep sea, and the first 24/7 subsea instrument platform in the Arctic—these recent accomplishments are among many that have made the University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) the world-leading ocean science facility it is today.
Now, a five-year, $46.6 million investment from the Canadian government—through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)—will ensure that ONC continues to lead the world in ocean observatory science and technology.
Expedition Leader Ian Kulin leads the live dive at the Barkley Node on 15 May 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.
MP John Aldag making the CANARIE funding announcement on 13 September 2016.
As the size of ONC’s data archive grows the need for enhanced tools to help researchers efficiently process and understand a fire hose of data is...
Vancouver, BC – An experienced logistician with the Royal Canadian Navy has been named the first finance and operating officer at Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), the University of Victoria’s world-leading ocean observatory facility.
Effective 4 July, 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.
"Brigitte is an enthusiastic and engaged leader, and I’m thrilled she’s joining our team,” says ONC president and CEO Kate Moran. “She’s a perfect match for this position—bringing 25 years of public sector leadership experience, and the knowledge and expertise to link financial...
Today, Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), an initiative of the University of Victoria, is installing a community observatory at the Discovery Pier in Campbell River, within Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw and Coast Salish territories in the Strait of Georgia.
The community observatory includes an underwater, cabled seafloor platform equipped with a live-streaming video camera, instruments that record local water quality, and a hydrophone that records the underwater sounds of whales and vessels.
On the dock, a weather station and above-ground camera will monitor environmental conditions 24/7. All the data will be streamed to Campbell River’s Marine Heritage Centre and from there, to UVic. Data is freely available for downloading through the ONC website link listed below. ...
Earthquake early warning receives a big boost in British Columbia today. Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), an initiative of the University of Victoria, will develop a regional earthquake early warning system for southern British Columbia—home to over 50% of the province’s residents—with funding from the province.
Gathering to celebrate $5 million investment in earthquake early warning (left to right): Dave Cockle, Oak Bay fire chief and President, BC Earthquake Alliance; The Honourable Naomi Yamamoto; Kate Moran, ONC President & CEO; and Don McRae, MLA for...
Cast your mind back to 2006. A NASA probe went into orbit around Mars, Twitter was born and the iPhone was still just a twinkle in Steve Jobs’ eye.
It was also the year that Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), an initiative of the University of Victoria, made history by installing the world’s first interactive realtime portal into the ocean. This allowed scientists, policy-makers, educators and the public to “enter” the ocean from anywhere, at anytime, via the Internet.
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.
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.
On Wednesday October 14 at 10 a.m., in coordination with the Great BC Shakeout event, the University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada is teaming up with U Vic Electrical Engineering students to illustrate how ONC’s earthquake notification technology and a student-designed alarm system can provide vital seconds to help people make important decisions, before the shaking starts.
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.
Orcas in the Strait of Georgia, one of the busiest shipping routes in the world. (Credit: BeamReach.org)
The hydrophone listening station deployment and...