Program and Agenda

Abstract

FIRST RESULTS FROM A REAL-TIME CABLED OBSERVATORY IN THE CANADIAN ARCTIC OCEAN

In October 2012, Ocean Networks Canada installed a small prototype marine observatory in the Canadian Arctic at Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Additional instrumentation was added in September 2013. Subsea instrument platforms at 6 metres depth are connected by cable to a shore station that provides power and communications. The instrument platforms support a CTD with fluorometer and oxygen sensor, a hydrophone, a benthic camera, an acoustic ice profiler and an acoustic fish tag receiver. A shore station meteorological station, seaward looking aerial camera and Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver to monitor maritime traffic complete the observing system. A real-time satellite data link relays data and imagery to the Ocean Networks Canada data centre at University of Victoria. This paper will present analysis of continuous data from the first year of operations and examine relationships between sea ice growth, water column physical properties, phytoplankton dynamics, and the activities of the benthic fauna, plus first data on ocean noise in the area, as recorded by the hydrophone. The location of the observing system in a small coastal village in the arctic has also provided opportunities for scientific outreach in the area. We will provide an update on developments and challenges in our community and high school level outreach program.

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Authors

Juniper, S. K., Ocean Networks Canada, Canada, kjuniper@uvic.ca

McLean, S. D., Ocean Networks Canada, Canada, sdmclean@uvic.ca

Pirenne, B., Ocean Networks Canada, Canada, bpirenne@uvic.ca

Flagg, R. M., Ocean Networks Canada, Canada, rmflagg@uvic.ca

Bui, A. O., Ocean Networks Canada, Canada, aovbui@uvic.ca

Details

Poster presentation

Session #:009
Date: 2/25/2014
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Location: Poster/Exhibit Hall

Presentation is given by student: No

PosterID: 1906