#ONCabyss Expedition - Fall 2023
September 5-19, 2023

This 14-day ONC-led expedition (September 5-19, 2023) takes place onboard the Canadian Coast Guard Vessel John P. Tully. Our team from ONC and Pelagic Research Services will maintain and install infrastructure and instrumentation at ONC’s NEPTUNE observatory located off the west coast of Vancouver Island. Pelagic’s remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Odysseus will be diving to depths of up to 2,600 metres, recovering and deploying equipment that enables continuous, ocean data to keep flowing from NEPTUNE to the open-access data portal, Oceans 3.0.

We invite ocean enthusiasts to come aboard virtually via the live web stream as we visit locations including the region of Clayoquot Slope, the wide habitat diversity of Barkley Canyon, and the chimneys of superheated and mineral-rich-fluids of Endeavour hydrothermal vent field. Viewers will also have a top deck view to watch the dive mobilizations.

Visit our social media platforms for updates and expedition highlights, and tag us #ONCabyss!

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