Ottawa, BC invest $41.7 million in ONC

On Oct. 3, the federal and BC governments announced a total of $41.7 million in new funding to support the ongoing operating costs of the ONC Observatory, which is managed for UVic by Ocean Networks Canada (ONC). The funding is awarded through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Major Science Initiatives program, which supports a portion of the operating costs of selected big science projects across Canada.

Development of the ONC Observatory has been made possible with capital funding from the Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia. The 800-km NEPTUNE Canada regional network and the nearly 50-km VENUS coastal network—which together make up the ONC Observatory—stream live data from instruments at key sites off coastal BC via the Internet to scientists, policy-makers, educators and the public around the world. More information

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