Ocean Networks Canada is a University of Victoria initiative that operates the NEPTUNE and VENUS cabled ocean observatories in the northeast Pacific Ocean and the Salish Sea. Additionally, Ocean Networks Canada operates smaller community-based observatories offshore from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.,[1] Campbell River, Kitamaat Village and Digby Island. These observatories collect data on physical, chemical, biological, and geological aspects of the ocean over long time periods. As with other ocean observatories such as ESONET, Ocean Observatories Initiative, MACHO and DONET, scientific instruments connected to Ocean Networks Canada are operated remotely and provide continuous streams of freely available data to researchers and the public.[Over 200 gigabytes of data are collected every day.


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  • Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System: Investigative evaluations cyberinfrastructure. 

    Kelly, Richard; Smit, Mike; Fitzsimmons, Shayla; Bruce, Scott; Bulger, Craig; Covey, Brad; Davis, Richard; Gosse, Ryan; Owens, Dwight; Pirenne, Benoit (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Fisheries and Marine Institute/Dalhousie University, 2017)
    Numerous countries have employed a coordinated network of government agencies, research institutions, and private companies to establish national integrated Ocean Observing Systems (OOSes). Although Canada boasts a robust ...
  • The Oceans 2.0/3.0 Data Management and Archival System. 

    Owens, Dwight; Abeysirigunawardena, Dilumie; Biffard, Ben; Chen, Yan; Conley, Patrick; Jenkyns, Reyna; Kerschtien, Shane; Lavallee, Tim; MacArthur, Melissa; Mousseau, Jina; Old, Kim; Paulson, Meghan; Pirenne, Benoît; Scherwath, Martin; Thorne, Michael (2022)
    The advent of large-scale cabled ocean observatories brought about the need to handle large amounts of ocean-based data, continuously recorded at a high sampling rate over many years and made accessible in near-real time ...
  • The Best of Both Worlds: Connecting Remote Sensing and Arctic Communities for Safe Sea Ice Travel. 

    Segal, Rebecca A.; Scharien, Randall K.; Duerden, Frank; Tam, Chui-Ling (2020)
    Northern communities are increasingly interested in technology that provides information about the sea ice environment for travel purposes. Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) remote sensing is widely used to observe sea ice ...