16-23 September 2014

Two simultaneous expeditions servicing the VENUS observatory in the Salish Sea and the Cambridge Bay observatory in Canada's arctic.

Sites Visited

Salish Sea Map (click to enlarge) Map of Ocean Networks Canada installations and data sources in the Arctic
(Click the above maps to view or download high-res versions.)

Expedition Objectives

  • Salish Sea Expedition
    • Saanich Inlet site equipment servicing
    • Deployment of a new 3D camera to Saanich Inlet
    • Strait of Georgia experiment servicing
    • Hydrophone deployment to the Central Strait of Georgia
    • Forensics experiment recovery and redeployment in the Eastern Strait of Georgia
    • Mooring recovery and redeployment in the Juan de Fuca Strait
    • Experiment support work for Natural Resources Canada
    • Overnight CTD casts, net tows and transects
    • A bottom trawl (for fish) in Saanich Inlet
  • Cambridge Bay Expedition
    • Transects and bathymetry data collection
    • Sediment and biological sampling
    • Instrument platform recovery, servicing and redeployment
    • Tide gauge calibration
    • Community outreach

Crew Changes

There were scheduled exchanges of scientific personnel at/to the dock at IOS (17 Sept. 2014) and the jetty in Steveston, BC (19 Sept. 2014).

Data Interruptions

During the expeditions, intermittent instrument outages and data gaps occured as we recoverd and serviced instrumentation. Data services on the Oceans 2.0 and VENUS websites were also delayed by ongoing operations at sea.

CCGS John P. Tully

The Salish Sea expedition sailed aboard the CCGS John P. Tully, an offshore oceanographic science vessel named in honour of John Patrick Tully (1906 – 1987). Tully was an oceanographer whose work in physical, chemical and biological oceanography heavily influenced the growth of oceanographic research on the West Coast of Canada. Tully was honoured with various awards, including the Order of Merit and the Commemorative Medal of Albert I of Monaco.