Are you an ocean scientist with interest in ocean observatories? Do you want to know more about how Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) works? Are you interested in making it better? Would you like to help set the goals and direction of the ONC observatories and associate programs, and ways to maximize resulting outstanding science?
ONC monitors the West and East coasts of Canada and the Arctic to continuously deliver data in real-time for scientific research that helps communities, governments and industry make informed decisions about our future. Using cabled observatories, remote control systems and interactive sensors, and big data management, ONC enables evidence-based decision-making on ocean management, disaster mitigation, and environmental protection.
Ocean Observatory Council
The council is a committee of up to 10 active ocean scientists that provides broadly based advice to ONC, especially from a science user perspective, on: the evolving ONC science plan, ongoing operations, proposed and planned new cable observatory systems and instruments, data management and archiving, and on education and outreach activities. The Council meets regularly with ONC managers, operational scientists, and staff (monthly teleconferences and one or two face-to-face meetings per year; travel is funded by ONC).
The Council is currently seeking several new members in relevant areas, including:
- physical, chemical and biological oceanography
- marine geosciences
- ocean acoustics
- data management
- education and outreach.
Especially needed is a member with interests and expertise in aspects of mid-ocean ridge science.
If you are interested, please send a short statement of relevant scientific/technical interests, a brief vitae, and a description of your reason for volunteering, to: Dwight Owens, ONC User Engagement Officer, (dwowens at uvic dot ca).
Appointments are for terms of up to three years, renewable to a maximum total term of six years.
See the Council Overview Page for a list of current council members.