2016 Expedition

Expedition Overview: Ocean Networks Canada 2016 in 60 Seconds

Ocean Networks Canada

May 10, 2016 to May 30, 2016

E/V Nautilus will begin her second season in the Pacific Ocean exploring Canadian waters with (ONC). 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 real time. 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, port security and shipping, sovereignty and security, and ocean sound management.

Nautilus will visit four sites along the NEPTUNE observatory off Vancouver Island’s west coast including: Barkley Canyon, Clayoquot Slope, Cascadia Basin and Endeavour. The primary objectives of the cruise will be to conduct dual-ship operations with cable ship Wave Venture to deploy and recover subsea fiber-optic cables used to power and transmit data across the NEPTUNE observatory. Along with these coordinated ship operations, Nautilus will also conduct seafloor mapping surveys, ROV surveys and sampling, and will deploy new instruments associated with the observatory in these diverse ocean environments.

Meet the Team

Photo of Timothy Brogdon
Navigator
Photo of Jessica ’Qátuw̓as Brown
Educator, Data Logger
Photo of Dirk Brussow
Science/Data
Photo of Pauline Chauvet
Science/Data Team
Photo of Josh Chernov
ROV Operations Manager
Photo of Megan Cook
Communication Lead
Photo of Fabio DeLeo
Science/Data Team
Photo of Mark DeRoche
Deck Chief
Photo of Gregg Diffendale
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Timothy Dwyer
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Elizabeth Fahy
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Summer Farrell
Argus Pilot
Photo of Allison Fundis
Expedition Leader
Photo of Ian Giraudy
Science/Data Team
Photo of Maia Hoeberechts
Science/Data
Photo of Gabrielle Inglis
Argus Pilot
Photo of Renato Kane
Navigator
Photo of Dieuwertje (DJ) Kast
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Mikayla Kelley
Video Engineering Intern
Photo of Ian Kulin
Science/Data
Photo of Jarett Little
Science/Data
Photo of Justin Lowe
Data Engineer
Photo of Reuben Mills
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Mary Nichols
Video Engineer
Photo of Chuantao Tom Qiu
Science/Data Team
Photo of Mallory Ringham
Science/Data Team
Photo of Allan Santos
Video Engineer
Photo of Ross Timmerman
Science/Data Team
Photo of Robert Waters
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Regina Yopak
Navigator
Photo of Jonathan Zand
Hercules Pilot

Highlights

Video: 2016 Nautilus Season Overview
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2016 Nautilus Season Overview
May 10, 2016
Video: 2016 Season Kick Off: Ocean Networks Canada
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2016 Season Kick Off: Ocean Networks Canada
May 10, 2016
Video: Tiny Cockatoo Squid Bumps Into ROV Hercules
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Tiny Cockatoo Squid Bumps Into ROV Hercules
May 14, 2016
Video: Baited "Crab Shack" Recovery
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Baited "Crab Shack" Recovery
May 15, 2016
Video: Hagfish Surround Crab Trap
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Hagfish Surround Crab Trap
May 16, 2016
Video: Octopus Tug-of-War
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Octopus Tug-of-War
May 16, 2016
Video: Life at Barkley Canyon
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Life at Barkley Canyon
May 17, 2016
Video: Inspecting Wally the Benthic Crawler
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Inspecting Wally the Benthic Crawler
May 17, 2016
Video: ONC Node Deployment
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ONC Node Deployment
May 17, 2016
Video: Rockfish
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Rockfish
May 17, 2016
Video: Octopus
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Octopus
May 17, 2016
Video: Snail Carrying Anemone
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Snail Carrying Anemone
May 17, 2016
Album: Creatures of the Continental Slope
 
Creatures of the Continental Slope
10 photos
May 20, 2016
Video: Sea Lions Surprise ROV Hercules
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Sea Lions Surprise ROV Hercules
May 25, 2016
Album: Experiments at the Extreme: Installations at The Grotto Hydrothermal Vent
 
Experiments at the Extreme: Installations at The Grotto Hydrothermal Vent
12 photos
May 28, 2016
Video: An Octopus Oasis
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An Octopus Oasis
June 3, 2016