An international research project led by Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), a University of Victoria initiative, was announced today as one of the highest-scoring proposals in the prestigious 100&Change competition by the MacArthur Foundation to help solve one of the world’s most critical problems—climate change.
“Solid Carbon: A Climate Mitigation Partnership Advancing Stable Negative Emissions,” which brings together researchers from Canada and the United States, aims to turn the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) into rock by permanently injecting it beneath the Earth’s ocean floor. Solid Carbon is one of 755 original proposals that made it to the...
Jun 21, 2015
On 11 January 2015, the link with Ocean Networks Canada’s Barkley Canyon node was lost, halting all data delivery from this site in the Northeast Pacific. Further investigation revealed that a fishing trawler gear had damaged the node and cut off communications to all sensors connected to the Barkley Canyon node.
Jun 2, 2015
VICTORIA, B.C. — Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) at the University of Victoria and the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) are teaming up with citizen scientists to increase the quality and range of oceanographic data being collected through a new mobile app called Community Fishers.
Nov 7, 2014
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BC Girl Guides Dive deep with Ocean Networks Canada's Ocean Aware Challenge
VICTORIA, BC. - Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), an initiative of the University of Victoria, has teamed up with BC Girl Guides to introduce girls and young women from age 5 to 18 to the wonders of the ocean beneath the surface and to inspire their natural curiosity in marine sciences.
Nov 5, 2014
Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), an initiative of the University of Victoria, has further expanded its footprint across Canada with the launch of a new collaboration with the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE).
ONC is a world-leader in ocean observing technology supported by Oceans 2.0, its comprehensive data management system developed to provide a vital link between sensors and users around the world. With advanced observatories on the Pacific coast and in the Canadian Arctic, today’s launch on the Atlantic coast establishes ONC’s operations from sea to sea to sea.
Oct 14, 2014
Vancouver, BC. - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced today at the Vancouver Aquarium that the Government of Canada will provide up to $20-million over three years to support the University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada (ONC).
Also speaking to the announcement were Dr. John Nightingale, President and CEO of Vancouver Aquarium; Dr. David Castle, Vice President Research, University of Victoria; and Dr. Kate Moran, President and CEO of ONC.
Oct 3, 2014
Ocean Networks Canada, today launches "Ocean Sense", a pilot ocean science educational program at Brentwood College School to complement its growing network of community observatories program, which saw its prototype installed off the school dock two years ago, in the waters of Mill Bay, BC.
Sep 23, 2014
It's free and online! As students get back to their classrooms this fall, teachers are invited to explore Shouting Whales, a new marine science learning resource from ONC and Open Schools BC.
Aug 23, 2014
August 23, 2014 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Mrs. Laureen Harper and key government representatives gathered dockside with UVic President Jamie Cassels and Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) President Kate Moran to view firsthand the latest instrumentation that showcases Canadian science and technology in the Arctic.
May 21, 2014
Calling all citizen scientists! Ocean researchers need your help in analyzing huge volumes of video that support their discoveries and lead to a better understanding of our ocean planet.
May 2, 2014
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Victoria, BC – May 2 – At 11:00 AM today, the red and white Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) John P. Tully pulled away from its dock in North Saanich, headed for the open ocean off southern Vancouver Island.
Apr 17, 2014
Victoria residents get first glimpse via ShawTV
Over a year in the making, Ocean Alive! is a new television show featuring the latest ocean technology and research to help us all better understand the mysterious world beneath the surface of the ocean. Victoria BC will play host to its premiere on Shaw TV over the April 19-21 long weekend.
Apr 14, 2014
With thanks to the Government of Canada’s Western Diversification Program and partner IBM Canada, Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) today announced the latest development of its world-leading ocean observing technology, located off Canada’s west coast.
Feb 13, 2014
Ocean Networks Canada has received funding from Canada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network for a new software platform to support geohazard mitigation.
Jan 10, 2014
Ocean Networks Canada was delighted to announce today our second federal funding award through the Centres of Excellence in Commercialization and Research (CECR) program.
Nov 26, 2013
The BC Government today announced a number of agreements between BC and Chinese organizations and businesses, including a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada and the National Ocean Technology Center for complementary research activity.
Sep 5, 2013
The University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada and the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) are undertaking an expedition on board the $62-million research vessel Falkor, with researchers from Canadian universities studying low-oxygen, acidic waters that form naturally off the coast of Vancouver Island.
Jun 11, 2013
Building on the success of the first Brazil-Canada joint science and technology workshop held last year in Rio de Janeiro, Ocean Networks Canada’s Centre for Enterprise and Engagement (ONCCEE) is hosting a three-day networking event, from June 11 to 13, to explore and develop potential partnerships in advanced ocean science and technology programs.
Jun 11, 2013
The R/V Thomas G. Thompson left Seattle Washington June 11 headed for the Endeavour hot vents on the NEPTUNE observatory, with a crew of 28 scientists, engineers and educators headed by Expedition Leader Ian Kulin.
May 20, 2013
Expedition 341S of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program will focus on two challenging deep ocean engineering projects, both located near sites on the 800 kilometre NEPTUNE cabled observatory.
Apr 30, 2013
In late April Ocean Networks Canada embarks on a series of maintenance cruises to service both the VENUS and NEPTUNE cabled observatories. Over the next 2 months, we’ll execute three of our eight 2013 expeditions, including two back-to-back cruises on the CCGS John P. Tully (April-May) servicing facilities first in the Salish Sea (VENUS) and then off-shore at Folger Passage and Barkley Canyon (NEPTUNE).
Apr 8, 2013
Scientists from across North America gathered in Anchorage at the end of March to discuss one of the fastest-changing ecosystems in the world -- the Arctic.
Feb 1, 2013
The University of Victoria's Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) Observatory—made up of the NEPTUNE Canada regional network and the VENUS coastal network—is the world’s largest and most advanced cabled ocean observatory. Through fibre-optic cable, seafloor nodes and innovative scientific instruments, the observatory is changing the way we study the oceans, providing scientific evidence for policymakers on a wide range of critical issues, and developing new world-leading technologies.
Jan 15, 2013
Ocean Networks Canada is kicking off a year of exciting research and innovation at the Endeavour node of the NEPTUNE Observatory with a show of support from the Canadian Government.
Today’s $1.62 million funding commitment through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s 2012 Leading Edge Fund is intended for future study and continuous monitoring of the Endeavour Segment.
Dec 14, 2012
After a year and a half in development with the Government of Nunavut and the community of Cambridge Bay, a new community observatory is now streaming continuous data from the Arctic seafloor.
Dec 7, 2012
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the University of Victoria. To celebrate a half-century of achievements and shared experiences, the University has compiled a collection of Great Moments, viewed through the memories of people intimately connected to the campus. Included in these milestones are the very beginnings of VENUS: the Victoria Experimental Network under the Sea. With thanks to Dr. Verena Tunnicliffe, Canada Research Chair in Deep Oceans, Professor of Biology and Director, VENUS, for her reflections on how world-changing ideas can be born from a shared vision...
Dec 1, 2012
On behalf of the Ocean Technology Alliance Canada (OTAC) Ocean Networks Canada Innovation Centre is seeking participants for an upcoming Canadian Ocean Technology mission to Brazil in late November or early December, 2012. As one of the world’s fastest growing economies with a particular focus on the marine sector, Brazil provides great opportunities for Canadian ocean technology companies. Travel support is available through Ocean Networks Canada Innovation Centre from the DFAIT GOA program. Background and mission details follow.
Nov 29, 2012
A new mobile debris tracking app called Coastbuster can help government agencies locate, photograph, and track large or potentially hazardous objects, while providing important data to researchers studying ocean currents.
Nov 26, 2012
"We are embarking on a new direction, which will see our priorities focus on four key areas: user support and engagement, facilities reliability, innovation,and public engagement."
Nov 7, 2012
One of ONCCEE's objectives as a CECR is to strengthen domestic collaboration nationally. To help meet this objective, the Innovation Centre has facilitated the creation of the Ocean Technology Alliance Canada (OTAC), linking Canada's regional associations to foster, promote and facilitate mutually beneficial ocean technology initiatives in Canada through a collaborative network of networks.
Oct 31, 2012
On a recent trip to the EU, Ocean Innovation Centre Director Scott McLean visited the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN). PLOCAN is a consortium dedicated to marine science and technology, located in Gran Canaria, the second most populous island of the Canary Islands. Like Ocean Networks Canada, PLOCAN combines ocean observing facilities with test bed services.