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How many uses does a petabyte of data have? Our stories capture how ONC uses data to deliver a wide range of services that range from Early Earthquake Warning to monitoring the impact of climate change on the ocean.

There are more than 22,000 users of ONC data around the world. Revisit this page as we reveal their stories, and update our own technology advances, education outreach and valued partnership initiatives.

Meet ONC Artist-in-Residence for 2022, musician Colin Malloy
August 2, 2022

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July 21, 2022
Explore the new ONC website
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June 8, 2022
Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean
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May 6, 2022
Estuaries have vast potential for ‘blue carbon’ sequestration, study finds
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May 3, 2022
DynaCITE project promotes sea-change in big data research
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February 25, 2022
ONC provides ideal conditions for a new neutrino telescope
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February 10, 2022
#OceanDecade Challenge: cultivating diversity in science
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February 4, 2022
Summer 2021 low oxygen event in the northeast Pacific
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February 2, 2022
Sweet 16, #ONC15 story map and 2030 Strategic Plan
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January 19, 2022
Real-time tsunami data from the Tonga volcano
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January 13, 2022
Ocean Networks Canada’s founding visionary appointed to Order of Canada
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December 8, 2021
Expert Q&A on ocean-based carbon removal
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September 28, 2021
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
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August 31, 2021
SHIP UPDATE #ONCabyss Expedition 2021
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July 28, 2021
Gearing up for #ONCabyss Expedition 2021 6 August – 2 September
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July 22, 2021
Discovering unexplored deep-sea worlds: highlights from the Pacific Seamounts Expedition 2021
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July 21, 2021
Haida Nation and ONC partnership expands small vessel traffic monitoring in territorial waters
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July 20, 2021
Community Fishers: enabling citizen scientists to collect their own ocean data
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June 3, 2021
Pacific Seamounts Expedition 2021
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May 31, 2021
World Ocean Week 2021: One Ocean, One Climate, One Future, Together
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May 27, 2021
Ocean Networks Canada joins the 50 – 30 Challenge
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May 18, 2021
Using theatre and traditional ways of knowing to address climate action
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April 21, 2021
ONC’s Carbon Neutral Operations
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March 16, 2021
The Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition launches Land, Water, Ocean, Us: A Canadian Ocean Literacy Strategy
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March 9, 2021
Ocean Networks Canada supports Canada’s participation in the International Ocean Discovery Program
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February 9, 2021
Expert Q&A on Canada’s growing blue economy
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February 5, 2021
Celebrating 15 years of ocean intelligence
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February 5, 2021
Building TRUST to be FAIR: data stewardship for a sustainable ocean economy
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January 8, 2021
Oceans link to climate change
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2020

December 2, 2020
Three weeks late: Cambridge Bay sea ice freeze-up 2020
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December 1, 2020
Advancing tech and science to #knowtheocean: Story Map
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November 4, 2020
Tsunami Monitoring and Public Safety for At-Risk Coastal Communities
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July 31, 2020
New research explains why Saanich Inlet is good for the climate
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July 31, 2020
Endangered southern resident killer whales return to a quieter Salish Sea
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June 1, 2020
Celebrate World Oceans Week with ONC and partners
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May 13, 2020
Hushed seas: monitoring underwater noise during COVID-19
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April 8, 2020
Coming soon: MINTED dynamic citation tool
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April 8, 2020
Researcher in Residence: Craig Smith on whale falls
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April 8, 2020
Sensors, science and sampling: March 2020 expedition highlights
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April 8, 2020
Resilience through preparedness: remembering the 1964 ‘Good Friday’ tsunami
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April 8, 2020
Online ocean science resources to #knowtheocean
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February 19, 2020
Bringing Indigenous knowledge to the table at OceanObs’19
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February 19, 2020
A decade of continuous deep sea data: looking back to plan forward
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January 30, 2020
Celebrating Queenswood’s first anniversary with Coast Salish Art
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2019

November 14, 2019
Drop, cover, and hold on
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November 14, 2019
Expedition 2019: Highlights Story Map
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October 25, 2019
Real-time ocean current data for safe navigation
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September 11, 2019
An Indigenous Ocean Governance Forum at OceanObs’19 in Hawaii
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August 14, 2019
Seamounts expedition discovers 'Coraltropolis' and scratching shark
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August 14, 2019
Marine imaging workshop advances ocean intelligence
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July 24, 2019
Transport Canada extends pilot project to develop maritime information system for coastal communities
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June 13, 2019
Women at the Helm: Celebrating World Oceans Day 2019
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June 13, 2019
ONC president/CEO provides industry insight in interview
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June 12, 2019
Going deep on meroplankton
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June 12, 2019
Experience ocean data through interactive art
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May 8, 2019
Watch Live: Wiring the Abyss Leg 1, 7 – 21 May 2019
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May 8, 2019
Underwater cameras: a window to the deep sea
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March 20, 2019
The Launch of a Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System
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March 20, 2019
Youth Science Ambassadors: Empowering coastal communities to #knowtheocean
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February 7, 2019
World Data System International Technology Office opens at ONC/UVic
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February 6, 2019
ONC wraps up 2018 science theme series with international workshops in Spain, at new UVic ocean-climate home
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2018

November 6, 2018
Helping remote coastal communities to #knowtheocean
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November 2, 2018
Ocean Networks Canada 2018 visiting scientist program: Marco Francescangeli of Marche Polytechnic University (Italy)
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October 31, 2018
Building northern-led sensor technology skills to monitor the changing Arctic Ocean
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October 18, 2018
Ocean Networks Canada partners with Canada Line operators on a simulated earthquake early warning exercise
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September 14, 2018
New research shines a light on the importance of submarine canyons
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September 12, 2018
From Cosmos to Core: Wiring the Abyss Expedition 2018
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September 11, 2018
New study quantifies natural flux of methane gas in the northeast Pacific
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September 6, 2018
An International summer school for marine scientists
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August 31, 2018
Discovering and protecting seamounts in the northeast Pacific
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July 20, 2018
Wiring the Abyss Leg 2: 23 July – 3 August 2018
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July 6, 2018
Using innovative tech to monitor and protect remote seamounts
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July 4, 2018
Endeavour expansion during Leg 1 of Expedition 2018: Wiring the Abyss
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July 4, 2018
Ocean Networks Canada 2018 visiting scientist program: Heidrun Kopp of GEOMAR/University of Kiel (Germany)
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June 21, 2018
Wiring the Abyss Leg 1: 19 June - 3 July 2018
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June 8, 2018
ONC puts deep on display at world marine biodiversity conference
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June 6, 2018
Hazards Beneath the Surface
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May 10, 2018
Science Machines: a pilot project to empower girls with science tools
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May 8, 2018
Ocean Networks Canada 2018 visiting scientist program: Q&A with Christian Stranne of University of Stockholm
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May 8, 2018
Ocean Networks Canada 2018 visiting scientist program: Q&A with Warwick Vincent of Université Laval
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May 8, 2018
Ocean Networks Canada 2018 visiting scientist program: Q&A with Connie Lovejoy of Université Laval
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April 9, 2018
ONC’s Endeavour, Northern Cascadia science workshops attract international researchers
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March 27, 2018
Be Tsunami Prepared
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March 5, 2018
Central Coast of British Columbia Expedition
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February 28, 2018
ONC hosts international ocean acidification workshop
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February 9, 2018
Oceans 2.0: An Internet of Things for the Ocean
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February 2, 2018
A viral sensation: hungry sea urchins keep Campbell River observatory clean
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January 23, 2018
Data from Alaska’s Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake and Tsunami
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2017

December 8, 2017
Ocean Networks Canada in the Arctic: Local problems, global connections
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December 5, 2017
Biodiversity surprises at bubbly deep-sea cold seeps along Cascadia fault
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November 28, 2017
A glimpse at the team behind Canada’s national ocean observatory
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November 20, 2017
Your new Digital Fishers mission (should you choose to accept it)…
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November 2, 2017
Maintaining the Arctic’s Internet-connected ocean is no picnic
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September 26, 2017
Ocean Network’s first Youth Science Ambassador passes the torch
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September 15, 2017
Monitoring Canada’s ocean, coasts, and killer whales through technology and data
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September 15, 2017
Don Krusel retires as President and CEO of Prince Rupert Port Authority
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September 12, 2017
Earthquakes shed light on British Columbia’s early warning system
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September 6, 2017
All Eyes on Cambridge Bay, Nunavut
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September 5, 2017
Ocean Tech Alliance Canada: A National Voice for the Blue Economy
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August 29, 2017
Turning data into knowledge to build a smart ocean
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July 26, 2017
Real-time radar data spurs international gathering
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July 18, 2017
Earthquakes, pyrosomes, robots, and big seas
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July 17, 2017
Redundancy, graceful degradation and good engineering practice
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June 28, 2017
The Deepest Way to Celebrate #Canada150
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June 2, 2017
Sablefish study reveals citizen scientists are expert observers
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May 26, 2017
Our Oceans, Our Future: World Oceans Day at 25 and beyond
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May 15, 2017
Teens dive into ocean science
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May 12, 2017
The Great Thaw: our melting Arctic must be monitored and Canada should lead the way
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April 27, 2017
Cool tech, hard science and daring innovation - Expedition 2017: Wiring the Abyss
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April 26, 2017
Do fish talk? An innovative experiment to study fish using sound and imaging
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April 24, 2017
Tumbling to success: delta dynamics laboratory becomes scientific highlight
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March 30, 2017
Q&A with Kim Martini
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March 27, 2017
A first anniversary for British Columbia’s community observatories
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March 14, 2017
Federal funding supports British Columbia's earthquake early warning system
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March 8, 2017
Celebrating International Women's Day coast to coast
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March 2, 2017
Collaborative stewardship for the Pacific coast
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February 27, 2017
Canada’s first three-glider mission maps whale habitat
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February 16, 2017
The global ocean community celebrates Innovation Canada's twentieth birthday
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January 30, 2017
The cumulative effects of bottom trawling and low oxygen on marine life
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January 25, 2017
Are earthquakes on the rise?
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January 23, 2017
The warm Blob chills out
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2016

December 20, 2016
United States and Canada unite to protect the Arctic
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December 5, 2016
Arctic sea ice: slow growth in 2016
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December 2, 2016
Taking ocean data to the next level: custom web services for marine decision-making
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November 28, 2016
Saanich Inlet and the science of dead zones
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November 7, 2016
Delivering a smart ocean for Canada: Trudeau’s historic Oceans Protection Plan
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October 31, 2016
Monitoring Saanich Inlet and the Strait of Georgia: Fall inshore expedition (2016)
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October 28, 2016
The extent of habitat compression and hypoxia in Saanich Inlet from the 2016 hypoxia cycle
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October 26, 2016
Fisheries and Oceans Canada partners for a sustainable and healthy ocean future
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October 20, 2016
Sedimentary principles: marine geology, shrimp fisheries, and the impact of deep sea trawling
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October 3, 2016
Ocean Networks Canada and Victoria’s Capital Regional District monitor ocean conditions
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September 30, 2016
Ocean Networks co-op student improves thermodynamic sea-ice model
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September 29, 2016
Cambridge Bay at the crossroads of history and climate science (2016)
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September 1, 2016
INCISE 2016 gathers the international submarine canyon community
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August 31, 2016
Cambridge Bay observatory monitors Arctic ocean health and safety
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August 23, 2016
Canadian scientist awarded for exceptional contribution to Earth science
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July 27, 2016
Deployed: the first spike for British Columbia's earthquake early warning system
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July 8, 2016
Expedition 2016 Wrap: Bigger Footprint Enables Better Science
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July 4, 2016
Partnering to Expand Ocean Networks' Reach from Sea to Sky
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June 28, 2016
A Fly-on-the-Wall: Notes from Port Alberni's Exercise Coastal Response
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June 21, 2016
Ocean Networks Canada Attends the 38th Annual Prince Rupert Seafest
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June 10, 2016
Tsunami Models Used for Preparedness Exercise in Port Alberni
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June 1, 2016
Wiring the Abyss 2016 Leg 1 - Summary and Highlights
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June 1, 2016
A Tenth Anniversary Inshore Maintenance Cruise
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May 27, 2016
Whalebone Experiment in a Minimum Oxygen Zone
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May 26, 2016
Teens Dive Deep into the 4th Annual Ocean Science Symposium
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May 16, 2016
New Generation of Seafloor Imaging
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May 10, 2016
A Canadian First: NOAA brings tsunami Digital Elevation Model training to Victoria, BC
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May 9, 2016
EXPEDITION 2016: Wiring the Abyss
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May 2, 2016
Ocean Network's New Arctic Youth Science Ambassador
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April 29, 2016
Observing Seasonal Marine Changes with BC Ferries
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April 26, 2016
Ocean Networks Canada: Big Science for the Salish Sea
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April 26, 2016
Sea Ice Research and its Benefits
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March 31, 2016
New ocean observatory and radar for Prince Rupert
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March 30, 2016
New observatory comes to Kitamaat Village
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March 21, 2016
Introducing Campbell River's new observatory
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February 28, 2016
A decade of discovery in Saanich Inlet
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February 26, 2016
Ocean Networks Canada joins the excitement in Prince Rupert
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February 9, 2016
The Northeast Pacific Blob: fading or not?
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February 3, 2016
Coming to Nuu-chah-nulth Territory: exciting developments in ocean monitoring
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March 25, 2015
The Blob Blog - Warm Northeast Pacific Ocean Conditions Continue (2016)
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January 29, 2016
Making progress on earthquake early warning
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2015

December 30, 2015
South coast communities feel the shake!
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November 24, 2015
Addressing climate change coast to coast
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November 21, 2015
Young Arctic scientist crazy for marine invertebrates
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November 20, 2015
Sea ice returns to Cambridge Bay
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October 30, 2015
Barkley Canyon under the microscope
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October 21, 2015
ONC’s new dashboard tracks earthquakes around the world
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October 2, 2015
ONC completes its most complex operation in 10 years
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October 1, 2015
Van Aqua takes audiences to extreme deep ocean environments
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September 30, 2015
Expanding the Cambridge Bay observatory (2015)
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September 29, 2015
A Conversation with ONC Visiting Scholar, Dr. Tom Kwasnitschka
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September 18, 2015
Megathrust Chilean quake captured on ONC sensors
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August 14, 2015
Explore the ocean depths—live—while ONC wires the abyss!
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July 30, 2015
ONC now monitors Strait of Georgia with three BC Ferries
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July 30, 2015
A conversation with Jim Gower - B.C. ferry data pioneer
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July 13, 2015
ONC designs weather portal for Pan Am athletes
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July 7, 2015
Ocean Networks Canada Partners to Protect the Arctic
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June 30, 2015
World Oceans Day 2015: Taking action for the oceans
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June 30, 2015
Young scientist maps how animals are responding to decreasing oxygen in NE Pacific Ocean
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June 29, 2015
Making science happen: a conversation with Jackson Chu, marine biologist
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May 11, 2015
Spring bloom arrives early this year
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May 6, 2015
Hands-on Science at the 3rd Annual Ocean Science Symposium
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April 28, 2015
Newer, greater capacity for the Delta Dynamics Lab
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April 28, 2015
These crime solvers are real pigs*
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April 28, 2015
ONC heads back to sea
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April 24, 2015
ONC detects M6.1 earthquake near Haida Gwaii
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March 31, 2015
A Conversation with Dr. Ali Abdolali
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March 31, 2015
Scientists weigh in on warming coastal waters
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March 30, 2015
Crabs everywhere! A mystery caught on camera!
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March 30, 2015
Praise for "Reaching Blue" in Washington DC
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March 29, 2015
ONC data supports latest research in tsunami modeling
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February 26, 2015
New Digital Fishers Campaign: Feeding Deep Sea Critters
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February 23, 2015
Charting a course for coastal oceanography in BC
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February 6, 2015
JASCO’s Sound Monitoring Technology Used to Protect the Orcas
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January 28, 2015
January quakes cause jitters in British Columbia
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2014

December 3, 2014
From Sea to Space | Robots Explore Extreme Environments
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December 3, 2014
Second BC Ferry Data Now Available
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November 26, 2014
VENUS Data Now Available via Oceans 2.0
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November 24, 2014
Northeast Pacific Warming
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October 30, 2014
Whale Bones on the Seafloor
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October 16, 2014
Drop, Cover and Hold On!
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October 15, 2014
Smart Ocean™ | From Sensors to Decisions
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September 21, 2014
Understanding the Oceans
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September 20, 2014
3D Cameras in the Ocean
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September 19, 2014
What's the Deal with Flatfish?
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September 18, 2014
CSI Salish Sea Completes with 10th Deployment
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August 25, 2014
Northward Ho! (2014)
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July 3, 2014
Secret Lives of Submarine Gas Flares
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June 27, 2014
ONC Advisers Gather in Victoria BC
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June 4, 2014
Vehicle in the Vent Plume
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May 21, 2014
Sablefish Countdown Redux
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May 16, 2014
Expedition sails to Endeavour hot vents
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April 30, 2014
Spring Bloom Observed in Ferry Data
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April 24, 2014
A Year of Arctic Sea Ice
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April 1, 2014
Tsunami alert follows 8.2 quake off Chile
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March 19, 2014
Stuck Crawler Gets Unstuck
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March 7, 2014
Maintaining the VENUS Observatory: March 2014 Expedition
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2013

October 27, 2013
VENUS Observatory Maintenance Expedition: October 2013
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October 25, 2013
Folger Pinnacle Maintenance Mission Complete
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October 23, 2013
Final Expedition of 2013 in the Salish Sea at Full Swing
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October 3, 2013
Cambridge Bay, a Year of Data!
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August 6, 2013
Fraser River Plume
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August 5, 2013
Listening to Deep Ocean Whales
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July 4, 2013
CBC's Bob McDonald Goes to Sea
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June 26, 2013
Thompson Expedition Summary: June 2013
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May 28, 2013
Gas Plume Detected
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May 22, 2013
Tully Leg 2 Summary: May 2013
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May 10, 2013
Tully Leg 1 Summary: Apr-May 2013
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April 30, 2013
MicroSquid Experiment
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April 27, 2013
CSI Salish Sea
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February 20, 2013
Seven Years In Saanich Inlet
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January 23, 2013
Teen Spots Hagfish-Slurping Elephant Seal
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January 10, 2013
Verena Tunnicliffe—Changing Perspectives
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2012

August 27, 2012
Methane Flux in Barkley Canyon
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August 27, 2012
Community Observatory Keeps Eye on Arctic Sea Ice
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July 5, 2012
Wiring the Abyss: Part 2
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June 15, 2012
Wiring the Abyss: Part 1
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May 23, 2012
Sediment Mix-Masters
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May 1, 2012
Supporting BC's Economy
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March 26, 2012
New Species Revealed in our Backyard
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March 25, 2012
Super Digital Fisher Contributes 10000 Annotations
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February 21, 2012
Seismic Shift in Whale Studies
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February 8, 2012
VENUS Celebrates 6 Years of Streaming Data
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February 3, 2012
Using Sound to Visualize Currents
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2011

December 9, 2011
Hydrate Growth at Bullseye Vent?
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November 30, 2011
Tempo-Mini Inhabits the Hot Vents
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November 7, 2011
ONCCEE Facilitates Creation of National Ocean Technology Alliance
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November 7, 2011
Arctic Observatory Feasibility Study
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October 5, 2011
September 2011 Expedition Complete
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September 21, 2011
Free Wally Keeps on Ticking
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August 22, 2011
Folger Pinnacle Frontiers
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July 29, 2011
July 2011 Expedition Comes to an End
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February 7, 2011
Folger Pinnacle Connected
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August 2, 2022
Meet ONC Artist-in-Residence for 2022, musician Colin Malloy
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