This 3-week expedition (17 May—7 June) takes place onboard the Canadian Coast Guard Vessel John P. Tully. Our team from ONC and Pelagic Research Services will maintain, install and improve infrastructure and instrumentation at ONC’s underwater cabled NEPTUNE observatory located off the west coast of Vancouver Island. Pelagic’s remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) Odysseus will be diving to depths of 2600 metres, recovering and deploying equipment that enables continuous, open-data to keep flowing from the thousands of sensors in this internet-connected, world leading observatory.
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Map of ONC's southern British Columbia infrastructure.
We gratefully acknowledge the support from our funders that enable the operation and maintenance of our physical and digital infrastructure; Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), University of Victoria, Canada's Advanced Research and Innovation Network (CANARIE), Government of Canada, and Government of British Columbia.
This expedition will operate under COVID-19 safety protocols, following the measures provided by the US Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and University National Oceanography Laboratory System to prevent the risk of infection onboard. These measures are consistent with those of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control.