The purpose of the Technology Demonstration Facility (TDF) is to facilitate the advancement of Canadian technologies by demonstrating the technology on one of three cabled observing system networks. With thousands of online users globally, internet connectivity and these facilities provide an ideal online marketing tool.
The subsea facilities include:
- the Ocean Networks Canada VENUS (V) Observatory,
- the Ocean Networks Canada NEPTUNE Canada (NC) Observatory, and
- the University of Victoria Ocean Technology Test Bed (OTTB).
Selection of the appropriate host facility will depend on the nature of the demonstration, synergies with the host facility, and availability of host facility assets.
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A typical technology demonstration would include:
- objectives and test plan generation,
- verification of specifications and baseline data collection in the ONCCEE lab,
- deployment and testing on the host facility for 6 months to 1 year,
- post deployment laboratory testing in the ONCEE lab, and
- publishing the test results.
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The test plan will be developed in consultation with the manufacturer. During and after the deployment phase of the demonstration the data will be made available (with the manufacturer’s permission) via the data website of the host observatory. No material, including test results, will be published without the manufacturer’s permission.
TDF access is provided to ONCCEE Ocean Technology Industry Network members and partners. Find out more in our Network Directory.