2015 Expedition

Expedition Overview: Ocean Networks Canada in 60 Seconds

Ocean Networks Canada

Aug 26, 2015 to Sep 16, 2015

The E/V Nautilus will transit up the west coast of the United States to explore Canadian waters for the first time. The mission is to install and connect the Internet to the deep sea the west coast of Canada in the northeast Pacific.

Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) operates world leading cabled ocean observatories that supply continuous power and Internet connectivity to a broad suite of subsea instruments. The ONC observatory installations span one of the widest ranges of ocean environments found anywhere in the world.

The observatories allow scientists to operate instruments remotely and receive data at their home laboratories anywhere on the globe in realtime. By co-locating instruments of different types, researchers can study interactions among geological, chemical, physical, and biological processes that drive the dynamic earth-ocean system. These long-term observations have wide-ranging policy applications in the areas of climate change, earthquakes and tsunamis, impacts, port security and shipping, sovereignty and security, and sound ocean management.

The Nautilus will conduct dual-ship operations with the R/V Thompson and use undersea robot (remotely operated vehicles) to conduct ONC observatory operations in these remote and diverse ocean environments.  

Meet the Team

Photo of Kevin Bartlett
Science/Data
Photo of Kirk Beckendorf
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Ian Beliveau
Science/Data
Photo of Jeffery Bosma
Science/Data
Photo of Timothy Brogdon
Navigator
Photo of Josh Chernov
ROV Operations Manager
Photo of Lynn Cook
Video Intern
Photo of Megan Cook
Communications
Photo of Tom Dakin
Science/Data
Photo of Mark DeRoche
Deck Chief
Photo of Timothy Dwyer
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Natasha Ewing
ONC Educator
Photo of Allison Fundis
Expedition Leader
Photo of Ethan Gold
Data Engineer
Photo of Stephen Gormican
Communication
Photo of Denis Hedji
Science/Data
Photo of J. Patrick Hickey
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Maia Hoeberechts
Science/Data
Photo of Renato Kane
Navigator
Photo of Kristen Kanes
Science/Data
Photo of Tom Kwasnitschka
Science/Data
Photo of Jarett Little
Science/Data
Photo of Paul Macoun
Science/Data
Photo of Céline Michiels
Science/Data
Photo of Kate Moran
Science/Data
Photo of Gregory Mulder
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Kyle Neumann
Video Engineer
Photo of Jim Newman
ROV Pilot
Photo of Monika Pelz
Science/Data
Photo of Mallory Ringham
Science/Data Team
Photo of Katherine Rodrigue
Science/Data
Photo of Adrian Round
Science/Data Team
Photo of Albert Ruskey
Science/Data
Photo of Allan Santos
Video Engineer
Photo of Will Sellers
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Nam Siu
Science/Data Team
Photo of William Snyder
Science/Data
Photo of Stephanie Stoeffler
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Nathan Stratton
ROV Engineering Intern
Photo of Chad Tamis
Educator
Photo of Charlene Tuttle
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Regina Yopak
Navigator

Highlights

Video: Expedition Overview: Ocean Networks Canada in 60 Seconds
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Expedition Overview: Ocean Networks Canada in 60 Seconds
August 24, 2015
Album: The VENUS Underwater Observatory
 
The VENUS Underwater Observatory
10 photos
August 27, 2015
Video: Creating Clouds Underwater with Corrosion Test
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Creating Clouds Underwater with Corrosion Test
August 28, 2015
Video: Studying Deep Sea Decomposition with Pigs
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Studying Deep Sea Decomposition with Pigs
August 30, 2015
Album: Engineering Underwater Observatories
 
Engineering Underwater Observatories
8 photos
September 6, 2015
Video: Gigantic Elaborate Hydrothermal Vents off British Columbia
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Gigantic Elaborate Hydrothermal Vents off British Columbia
September 9, 2015
Album: Exploring Gigantic Hydrothermal Vents
 
Exploring Gigantic Hydrothermal Vents
13 photos
September 11, 2015
Video: Best of the E/V Nautilus 2015 Exploration Season
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Best of the E/V Nautilus 2015 Exploration Season
September 17, 2015
Video: Exploring Beautiful Glass Sponge Reef
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Exploring Beautiful Glass Sponge Reef
September 18, 2015