NEPTUNE - Ocean Networks Canada

Program Description: NEPTUNE Canada is the world’s first regional-scale cabled observatory network and is located off the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The network, which extends across the Juan de Fuca plate, gathers live data from a rich constellation of instruments deployed in a broad spectrum of undersea environments. NEPTUNE Canada gathers live data and video from the seafloor, making them freely available to the world. Data are transmitted via high-speed fiber optic communications from the seafloor to an innovative data archival system at the University of Victoria.

Year Started: 2010.

Organization Description: Ocean Networks Canada is an initiative of the University of Victoria and is developed through a consortium of 12 Canadian universites, Government labs and international institutions. The program operates in partnership with Canadian and provincial departments and agencies, US and international academic institutions, and Canadian, US and international companies.

Data Description: N/A

Project Type: Observatory

Project Domains: Geosciences

Budget: 12 Million US

International Funding: Canada

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University of Victoria, Canada 48.46,-123.31 Data Repository Multimedia Not Specified - -