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Taking a Deep Dive on Scientific Instruments: The Neptune Observatory

Oceans Networks Canada (ONC) and Ocean Exploration Trust have a long and robust partnership, working together to learn more about the deep sea over six years of operations. ONC operates a world-leading cabled ocean observatory that constantly monitors a variety of seafloor instruments. ONC’s NEPTUNE Observatory allows scientists around the world to operate instruments remotely as well as receive data at their home laboratories. In this expedition, the team accomplished so much including installing seismometers, connecting a benthic crawling robot, servicing existing tools, and laying new cables. Learn more about these complex instruments of the deep sea through this album and dive deeper by visiting Ocean Networks Canada's website. Contributed by Science Communication Fellows Maynard OkerekeLori Hetschel, and Katie Doyle.