This report highlights scientific events observed on the NEPTUNE Canada ocean network during our first year of operations and contains a summary of basic data collected at each site. The report is intended for scientists, educators and students, policy makers, and those who have a scientific interest in oceans.
This publication provides an overview of NEPTUNE Canada's diverse installation environments ranging from the coastal estuary to a mid-ocean ridge, providing scientists a unique platform to investigate interactions between related processes observed in different settings across the network. By collocating instruments of different types, researchers can study interactions among geological, chemical, physical, and biological processes that drive the dynamic earth-ocean system. The wide variety of instruments and the range of data collected offer exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary studies and international collaboration. The instrumentation has room for expansion and can only reach its full potential with contributions from scientists, not only across Canada, but also around the globe.