2017 Expedition

Ocean Networks Canada in 60 Seconds | Nautilus Live

Ocean Networks Canada

Jun 5, 2017 to Jun 22, 2017

E/V Nautilus will launch her third season in the Pacific Ocean exploring Canadian waters with Ocean Networks Canada (ONC). ONC operates world-leading cabled ocean observatories that supply continuous power and Internet connectivity to a broad suite of subsea instruments. The ONC NEPTUNE observatory installation, off Vancouver Island’s west coast, spans 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. Each of the NEPTUNE observatory’s five nodes are instrumented with a diverse suite of sensors that enable researchers to study interactions among geological, chemical, physical, and biological processes that drive the dynamic earth-ocean system over a broad spectrum of oceanic environments. 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 all five nodes along the NEPTUNE observatory: Strait of Juan de Fuca, Barkley Canyon, Clayoquot Slope, Cascadia Basin, and Endeavour Vent Field.  The main objectives of this expedition are to provide maintenance and support of the 800 km loop of fiber optic cable that connects nodes along the observatory. In addition to deploying and recovering various observatory sensors and instruments, Nautilus will conduct dual-ship operations with cable ship (C/S) Cable Innovator to repair a damaged and inoperable cable at Clayoquot Slope. Nautilus will also conduct seafloor mapping surveys and ROV surveys and sampling.

Meet the Team

Photo of Christine Adams
Science/Data Team
Photo of Emily Ballard
Video Engineer
Photo of Ian Beliveau
Science/Data
Photo of Jessica ’Qátuw̓as Brown
Educator, Data Logger
Photo of Dirk Brussow
Science/Data
Photo of Josh Chernov
ROV Operations Manager
Photo of Megan Cook
Communications
Photo of Mark DeRoche
Deck Chief
Photo of Jeb Dexter
Science/Data Team
Photo of Allison Fundis
Expedition Leader
Photo of William Glatt
Argus Pilot
Photo of Chad Gunderson
Science/Data Team
Photo of Michael Hannaford
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Gabrielle Inglis
Argus Pilot
Photo of Reyna Jenkyns
Science/Data
Photo of Renato Kane
Navigator
Photo of Ian Kulin
Science/Data
Photo of Ray Lee
Science/Data Team
Photo of Mandy Leith
Communications
documentariste
Photo of Jarett Little
Science/Data
Photo of Justin Lowe
Data Engineer
Photo of Kaitlyn Lowen
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Paul Macoun
Science/Data
Photo of Ed McNichol
Video Engineer
Photo of Mallory Ringham
Science/Data Team
Photo of Jessica Sandoval
Argus Pilot
Photo of Miles Saunders
Navigator
Photo of Ian Searles
Video Engineering Intern
Photo of Trevor Shepherd
Argus Pilot
Photo of Joshua Tetarenko
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Robert Waters
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Jon Willis
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Samantha  Wishnak
Communications
Photo of Regina Yopak
Navigator

Highlights

Video: Expedition in 60 Seconds: Ocean Networks Canada
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Expedition in 60 Seconds: Ocean Networks Canada
June 8, 2017
Album: Wiring the Seafloor - Installing Research Instruments at Clayoquot Slope
 
Wiring the Seafloor - Installing Research Instruments at Clayoquot Slope
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June 14, 2017
Album: Ocean Observing Toolbox - Instruments of Ocean Networks Canada
 
Ocean Observing Toolbox - Instruments of Ocean Networks Canada
10 photos
June 15, 2017
Video: Seafloor Science Instruments of Clayoquot Slope
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Seafloor Science Instruments of Clayoquot Slope
June 16, 2017
Video: Endeavour Hydrothermal Vents
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Endeavour Hydrothermal Vents
June 22, 2017
Video: Recovering Wally the Benthic Crawler
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Recovering Wally the Benthic Crawler
June 23, 2017
Video: Plug It In! Installations at Clayoquot Slope
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Plug It In! Installations at Clayoquot Slope
June 27, 2017
Video: Galiano Ridge Glass Sponge Reef
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Galiano Ridge Glass Sponge Reef
July 5, 2017
Video: Blizzard of Pyrosomes
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Blizzard of Pyrosomes
July 24, 2017