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Explore the new ONC website
Cool new features & tools for science, society and industry
July 21, 2022

It’s not just a new look, it’s a new experience. Explore the new tools and features of the revamped Ocean Networks Canada website – now available in English and French sections.

The website is structured around ONC’s key deliverables in scientific discovery, world-leading observatories and big data management, solutions & services including public safety and climate mitigation, community-based ocean monitoring, and ocean science learning & education, in partnership with Indigenous and coastal communities. New features of oceannetworks.ca include:

Oceans 3.0 Data Portal: Gateway to ONC big data

Visit Oceans 3.0 to search, download and visualize data received from 12,000+ sensors on ONC’s cabled observatories, mobile platforms and autonomous instruments on Canada’s three coasts. Attracting more than 23,000 global users (including NOAA and Fisheries and Oceans Canada), this updated interface offers specialized data products and analyses, geospatial mapping, and tools such as the sophisticated annotator SeaTube V3 that supports machine learning.

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Interactive Maps: Explore ONC infrastructure by location

This interactive Esri ArcGIS Online map displays ONC’s northeast Pacific offshore (NEPTUNE), Saanich Inlet (VENUS) observatory sites, and community observatories on the east, west and Arctic coasts of Canada. Click on location links for more information and to download data.

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Data Dashboards: Visually track, analyse, and display data

Try out new custom-built data dashboards (information management tools) for Oceans 3.0 users:

Earthquake Data Dashboard – use waveform data from ONC offshore seismic stations to display earthquakes around the globe
State of the Ocean Plots – display oceanographic data from the Arctic to the Salish Sea
Community Observatory data dashboards – analyse and display year-round continuous, real-time localized ocean monitoring in support of community priorities
Community Fishers Data – this geospatial mapping tool for displaying complex underwater environments supports planning by fishers, mariners, forecasters and event response
Real-time Surface Currents Data – land-based radar systems provide real-time information about surface currents and waves for shipping navigation, search & rescue, oil spills and tsunami detection

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Learning Modules: Experiential learning for students

Ocean Sense core modules, co-created by ONC and Indigenous community partners, provide curriculum-aligned experiential ocean science learning for middle and high school students.

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Expeditions: Connect with live ONC expeditions

Come aboard ONC’s ocean discovery and observatory maintenance expeditions via this new web interface that plays the video-audio live-stream from remote operated vehicle (ROV) dives, a live dive log, and our virtual classrooms with science team members. Explore past expedition highlights and join upcoming expeditions in 2022!

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Multimedia: Access live and archived audiovisual assets

Go beneath the surface with our vast array of live undersea cameras and archived videos, imagery, sounds, and maps.

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Connect with us: New assets

Media Kit: A one-stop shop for information about ONC, media enquiries, licencing requests, and access to ONC graphics, videos, and imagery.
French language: Access both English and French sections off the top navigation bar of our new website.

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