Ocean observing systems provide sustained monitoring of our oceans using a wide range of assets such as satellites, buoy systems, autonomous vehicles, and cabled observatories. New technology developments are enabling us to observe our oceans in ways never before possible (read more on how observing systems are transforming the way we see the oceans).
Observing systems draw on a broard range of technology sectors which include: the infrastructure itself (which includes supporting services for installation, design, operations and maintenance), the sensor systems that provide the data, and the data management and archiving systems that serve the system users. To serve this broad community ONCCEE’s expertise on ocean observing systems has three technology focus areas:
- Sensors and Instrument Technologies (SIT)
- Ocean Observing Technologies (OOT)
- Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Each sector has a business development officer assigned to support sector activities. To realize the socio-economic benefits from the Centre, ONCCEE supports projects and proposals in these sectors. As needed ONCCEE will draw on the additional 70 experts within ONC and members of the ONCCEE Ocean Technology Industry Network, which together represents a significant pool of domain expertise to address complex problems. Through our MOUs and other agreements ONCCEE can draw on and engage with international organizations to provide additional expertise.
ONCCEE is helping to move ocean observing and related technologies out of a primarily research market sector into more operational major marine industry markets such as:
- Oil and Gas
- Ocean Renewable Energy
- Fisheries and Aquculture
- Marine Recreation
ONCCEE’s goal is to facilitate and promote national and international expansion of ocean observation systems and related technologies through workshops, conferences, consulting projects which help drive new projects, technologies and standards.