Devices & Sensors

Instrument Description

Junction Box

Junction Boxes supply power and communications to deployed instruments. Junction boxes have a number of serial and ethernet ports, including 400V ethernet ports that enable connections to other junction boxes and high-voltage instruments. Junction boxes can convert high voltages to lower voltages (15V, 24V or 48V) required by many instruments.

OceanWorks International SIIMs and Junction Boxes supply power and communications to instruments on the VENUS and NEPTUNE networks, respectively. Junction boxes also include OIM, SCU and Mini Junction Boxes built by Ocean Networks Canada. OIM (Ocean Networks Canada Interface Module) are developed in-house and provide power and communications to several projects. SCU (Signal Combiner Units) are developed in-house and provide power and communications to some SMART Oceans community observatories. Mini Junction Boxes are also developed at Ocean Networks Canada and are used for SMART Oceans Community Observatories and Regional Circulation moorings at Endeavour

Specific Instruments

Individual instruments of the above category, which are (or have been) connected to our observatories. Click an instrument for detailed information.

Name/Model/ID Current Location
Delta Node - S30375 Strait of Georgia Delta Node
Oceanworks Enclosure 001 Saanich Inlet Central Node
Oceanworks Enclosure 002 Saanich Inlet Central Node
OceanWorks Junction Box JB-01 Folger Passage
OceanWorks Junction Box JB-02 Folger Passage
OceanWorks Junction Box JB-03 Barkley Canyon
OceanWorks Junction Box JB-04 Barkley Canyon
OceanWorks Junction Box JB-05 Endeavour
OceanWorks Junction Box JB-06 Barkley Canyon
OceanWorks Junction Box JB-07 Barkley Canyon
OceanWorks Junction Box JB-08 Clayoquot Slope
OceanWorks Junction Box JB-09 Barkley Canyon
OceanWorks Junction Box JB-10 Endeavour
OceanWorks Junction Box JB-11 Endeavour
OceanWorks Junction Box JB-12 Endeavour


Click the instrument categories below for descriptions and lists of instruments belonging to that category.

3D Camera
Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler 1 MHz
Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler 1200 kHz
Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler 150 kHz
Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler 2 MHz
Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler 300 kHz
Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler 400 kHz
Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler 55 kHz
Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler 600 kHz
Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler 75 kHz
Acoustic Receiver
Acoustic Release
Acoustic Transmitter
Acoustic Transponder
Air Bleeding System
Air Temperature and Humidity Sensor
Anti-Biofouling Device
Automatic Identification Systems Data Source
Automatic Identification Systems Interface
Automatic Identification Systems Receiver
Barometric Pressure Sensor
Benthic and Resistivity Sensors
Benthic Biogeochemical Experiment System
Benthic Chamber
Benthic Crawler
Biofuel Cell
Bioluminescence Spectrometer
Borehole Measurements
Borehole Temperature Logger
Bottom Pressure Recorder
Branching Unit
Broadband Seismometer
Cabled Observatory Reciprocal Acoustic Scintillation
Cabled Observatory Vent Imaging Sonar
Camera Lights
Camera System
Campbell Scientific Datalogger
Carbon Dioxide Sensor
Chemical Miniaturized Analyzer
Circulation Obviation Retrofit Kit
Coloured Dissolved Organic Matter
Conductivity Temperature Depth
Controlled Source Electromagnetic Method
Current Meter
Differential Pressure Gauge
Digital Optical Module
Dive Computer
Drifter Buoy
Earthquake Early Warning System Aggregator
Echosounder, Bioacoustic
Echosounder, Hydrographic Multibeam
Echosounder, Hydrographic Single Beam
Flow meter
Fluorometer Crude Oil
Fluorometer Refined Fuels
Fluorometer Turbidity
Gas Tension Device
Global Navigation Satellite System Receiver
Ice Buoy
Ice Profiler
Imaging Rotary Sonar
In-situ Calibrator
Internal Device Monitor
Junction Box
Meteorological Station
Methane Sensor
Microbial Incubator
Microbial Sensor
Moving Vessel Profiler
Multibeam Non-rotating Sonar
Multibeam Rotary Sonar
Muon Tracker
Network Aggregator
Nitrate sensor
Oceanographic Radar System
Oxygen Sensor
Pan Tilt Lights
Particle Analyzer
pH Sensor
Plankton Camera System
Plankton Sampler
Power Supply
Precipitation Gauge
Precise Point Positioning - Float
Precise Point Positioning - Integer
Precise Point Positioning - Orbits
Precise Time Protocol Device
Precision Optical Calibration Module
Pressure Gauge
Profiling Sonar
Profiling Winch
Pump and Valve Control System
Remotely Operated Vehicle Camera
Sediment Micro-Profiler
Sediment Trap
Short Period Seismometer
Side-scan Sonar
Sound Source
Sound Speed Sensor
Standard Module
Still Camera
Sub-bottom Profiler
Suspended Sediment Profiler
Temperature and Depth Logger
Temperature Array
Temperature Sensor
Tempo-Mini Controller
Turbidity Meter
Turbidity, Chlorophyll and Fluorescence
Underwater Cavity Ring-down Spectroscopy
Underwater Ultraviolet Raman Spectrometer
Underwater Voltammetric System
Vertical Profiler Instrument Package
Vertical Profiler System Base
Video Camera
Video Server
Water Quality Monitor
Water sampler
Wave Buoy
Wavelength Shifting Optical Module
Wind Monitoring System