UVic’s Ocean Networks Canada receives $8.7M to support data collection

August 13, 2021
The University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada will receive $8.7M in funding from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The funding will support Ocean Networks Canada in collecting data to share with Canadian and international scientists and governments. The data – which can be accessed by anyone in the world – provides insight on topics such as whale and organism health, earthquake and tsunami mitigation, and temperature and water level trends. “Ocean intelligence is a bridge to action and change,” said Oceans Network Canada President Kate Moran. “As sea levels rise, this puts the technology in the hands of communities in their own front yards.” Times Colonist (BC)