Getting smart, in the water


The BC coast is about to become the “smartest” on the planet. UVic’s Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is partnering with Western Economic Diversification Canada and IBM Canada on a three-year multimillion dollar project known as Smart Oceans BC. The project builds on the know-how and technologies of VENUS and NEPTUNE—the world’s most advanced ocean observatories—to develop and install a series of mini-observatories, high-frequency radars, and automated vessel information systems at key points along the BC coast. ONC has already pioneered Smart Ocean Systems on VENUS and NEPTUNE, and on a mini-observatory in Nunavut. “Smart Oceans takes these proven technologies to a whole new level,” says Dr. Kate Moran, ONC president and CEO.


More information about Smart Oceans BC: PDF document.

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Keywords: water, Ocean Networks Canada, Western Economic Diversification Canada, Smart Oceans BC, Earth and ocean science

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