ONC’s physical infrastructure is paired with our digital infrastructure to enable real-time ocean observation, data collection, and communications. This coast-to-coast-to-coast ocean observing network includes cabled, autonomous and mobile instruments located in deep-sea, coastal and land-based locations.
Fibre-optic cable provides power and connectivity to subsea instruments, enabling real-time continuous, long time series data collection.
Gathering data from moorings, ferries, drifters, gliders, remotely operated vehicles and ships.
Measuring ocean currents & wave heights to support safer shipping, incident response and tsunami detection.