Ocean Observing Systems
Ocean observing technology represents the systems needed to deliver real-time digital data to shore from subsea instruments and sensors, to provide power, communications and control to subsea instruments from shore, and to operate them economically.
VENUS is the first successful example of a new generation of multi-node subsea network offering electrical power at the sea floor and continuous high bandwidth real-time data and control to anywhere via the Internet. NEPTUNE Canada is a regional scale network, providing study areas from the coast, across and entire tectonic plate covering a wide range of ecosystems and study areas.
The technologies developed for these projects have many potential applications beyond scientific research platforms in major marine industry sectors such as oil and gas, ocean renewable energy, port and coastal security, marine transportation, aquaculture, and fisheries.
ONCCEE will continue to help facilitate the expansion of cabled ocean observing systems globally and within Canada by leveraging the technologies and expertise within Ocean Networks Canada team—expertise that spans scientific research, sensor integration, observatory design, installation, operations, and maintenance. This expertise is available to assist emerging systems and observing applications.