Ocean Networks Canada maintains several observatories installed in three different regions in the world's oceans. All three observatories are cabled systems that can provide power and high bandwidth communiction paths to sensors in the ocean. The infrastructure supports near real-time observations from multiple instruments and locations distributed across the Arctic, NEPTUNE and VENUS observatory networks.
These observatories collect data on physical, chemical, biological, and geological aspects of the ocean over long time periods, supporting research on complex Earth processes in ways not previously possible.
Ocean Networks Canada is a regular member of The International Council for Science World Data System (ICSU-WDS). Note: We are currently working to integrate VENUS, NEPTUNE and Arctic data access. At present, only legacy tools are available for each observatory.