UVic ONC receives $46.5M to support deep sea research


The Government of Canada has announced $46.5M in funding for the Oceans Network Canada (ONC), which is run by the University of Victoria. UVic states that the ONC initiative operates observatories along the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic coasts of Canada that provide continuous, real-time, and archived open-access ocean data. “This new funding will further enable the integration of real-time ocean observing into Indigenous communities for monitoring and emergency response management,” explained UVic VP, Research and Innovation Lisa Kalynchuk. “ONC is also working with industry partners to develop high-quality sensors and data products that will deliver information directly into the hands of communities and decision-makers to better protect our oceans.”

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