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Celebrate our 15th anniversary year with us!

Starting 8 February, we will be celebrating our 15th anniversary throughout 2021. Join our events, talks, stories, activities and #ONC15 social media campaign, highlighting fifteen years of ocean observing, featuring the innovative science, data and collaborations made possible by listening to the heartbeat of the planet.

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Evidence-Based Decision Making

The state of the ocean is an important indicator of the overall health of the planet. The ocean off the coasts of Canada, including the Arctic, comprises some of the richest and most diverse ecosystems on Earth. This makes Ocean Networks Canada data relevant to global users.

ROV Hercules

On Aug 26, ROVs Hercules & Argus became detached from the cable connecting them to E/V Nautilus. A search and rescue plan is underway to recover the ROVs, which are believed to be tethered together on the seafloor at a known depth/location. Read more.

SHIP UPDATE #ONCabyss Expedition 2021

An $8.7-million investment into the University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada advances ocean-observing infrastructure on all three of Canada’s coasts, aligning a nationwide plan to safeguard the country’s ocean and coastal ecosystems for future generations. The support by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, announced on Wednesday by Minister Bernadette Jordan, means ONC will continue to deliver data in real time to advance science and provide communities, governments and industry with ocean knowledge to make informed decisions.

World-class ocean observing gets a boost

The Internet-Connected Ocean

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Ocean Networks Canada monitors the west and east coasts of Canada and the Arctic to continuously gather data in real-time for scientific research that helps communities, governments and industry make informed decisions about our future.

System Status

Earthquake Data



As part of ONC's ongoing commitment to leading the way in data stewardship, we recently endorsed a new set of best practices for digital data repositories. Developed by international Research Data Alliance members—including ONC’s Data Stewardship Manager Reyna Jenkyns— these TRUST Principles (Transparency, Responsibility, User focus, Sustainability and Technology) provide a common framework to facilitate discussion and implementation of best practices for digital repositories.

Building TRUST to be FAIR: data stewardship for a sustainable ocean economy

The archipelago of Haida Gwaii, home of the Haida Nation, is well known for its highly sensitive and rich ecological and cultural environments. Haida Gwaii’s rugged coastlines and remote location make it particularly vulnerable to marine traffic. As shipping and ocean-based industries continue to grow, understanding and monitoring vessel activity is an important step towards advancing environmental stewardship, resource management, and marine safety.

Haida Nation and ONC partnership expands small vessel traffic monitoring in territorial waters

Ocean Networks Canada’s Community Fishers app offers vessel operators, mariners, and fishers an opportunity to collect water column data by using a conductivity-temperature-depth instrument connected to a mobile device. The app simplifies the collection and transfer of oceanographic data to ONC’s data management portal, Oceans 2.0, for evidence-based decision-making.

Community Fishers: enabling citizen scientists to collect their own ocean data



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Folger Pinnacle Rockfish Conservation Live Cam:

The live cam and other oceanographic sensors are situated on a 23 m deep pinnacle in the Folger Passage. It records for 5 minutes every hour. For archive data from this site go to Oceans 2.0