Building on the success of the first Brazil-Canada joint science and technology workshop held last year in Rio de Janeiro, Ocean Networks Canada’s Centre for Enterprise and Engagement (ONCCEE) is hosting a three-day networking event, from June 11 to 13, to explore and develop potential partnerships in advanced ocean science and technology programs.
Over 60 representatives from industry, research and government from Brazil and Canada are gathering in downtown Victoria to establish a roadmap for further joint R&D efforts and sharing of technologies and expertise.
On the evening of May 19th, the scientific ocean drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution (JR) set out from Victoria B.C. for nine days in the deep Pacific waters off shore Vancouver Island, with excited staff from Ocean Networks Canada and the University of Victoria on board.
In late April Ocean Networks Canada embarks on a series of maintenance cruises to service both the VENUS and NEPTUNE cabled observatories. Over the next 2 months, we’ll execute 3 of our 8 2013 expeditions, including two back-to-back cruises on the CCGS John P. Tully (April-May) servicing facilities first in the Salish Sea (VENUS) and then off-shore at Folger Passage and Barkley Canyon (NEPTUNE).
Following the Tully cruises in May, the deepest installations of ONC at Endeavour Ridge will be serviced by the R/V Thomas G. Thompson. Two science support expeditions in August and September on the R/V Falkor will precede our final maintenance cruise of 2013 in late October.
Be sure to visit our cruise website “Wiring the Abyss” for...
Scientists from across North America gathered in Anchorage at the end of March to discuss one of the fastest-changing ecosystems in the world -- the Arctic.
At the 28th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, much of the buzz focused on the impact of rapid changes in the extent and duration of sea ice on marine mammals, fish stocks, and human activities.
The president of Ocean Networks Canada also shared her perspective on Arctic research and policy. With the increase in extreme weather events and changing climate regimes, Dr Kate Moran believes the general public is starting to see a correlation between what’s happening in the Arctic and the rest of...
The University of Victoria's Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) Observatory—made up of the NEPTUNE Canada regional network and the VENUS coastal network—is the world’s largest and most advanced cabled ocean observatory. Through fibre-optic cable, seafloor nodes and innovative scientific instruments, the observatory is changing the way we study the oceans, providing scientific evidence for policymakers on a wide range of critical issues, and developing new world-leading technologies.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the University of Victoria. To celebrate a half-century of achievements and shared experiences, the University has compiled a collection of Great Moments, viewed through the memories of people intimately connected to the campus.
Included in these milestones are the very beginnings of VENUS: the Victoria Experimental Network under the Sea.
With thanks to Dr. Verena Tunnicliffe, Canada Research Chair in Deep Oceans, Professor of Biology and Director, VENUS, for her reflections on how world-changing ideas can be born from a shared vision...
From a tremor to “the big idea” in ocean science
Many Victoria residents remember Feb. 28, 2001 for the magnitude 6.8...
On behalf of the Ocean Technology Alliance Canada (OTAC) Ocean Networks Canada Innovation Centre is seeking participants for an upcoming Canadian Ocean Technology mission to Brazil in late November or early December, 2012.
As one of the world’s fastest growing economies with a particular focus on the marine sector, Brazil provides great opportunities for Canadian ocean technology companies. Travel support is available through Ocean Networks Canada Innovation Centre from the DFAIT GOA program. Background and mission details follow.
Networking for Canadian Ocean Technology
The OTAC was formed in August 2011 by the regional ocean technology associations in Canada to create networking opportunities...