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UPDATED – The VENUS Strait of Georgia instruments are unavailable due to a subsea power failure.

The VENUS Strait of Georgia instruments are unavailable until further notice. On Aug. 1 2012, the array suffered a major power failure just before a scheduled maintenance cruise. We recovered node pods for inspection and discovered a fault on the main power connector to the Central node pod. As part of the connector assembly remains on the seafloor attached to the backbone cable, it appears that the repair will entail a lift of both node bases and part of the cable. We have removed all instruments from the seafloor and are planning the repair. We will post the plans when we have more information. We were able to move several experiments to Saanich Inlet. CODAR data from Strait of Georgia remain available.

UPDATE

The Feb 2013 maintenance cruise restored many instruments to Strait of Georgia East and Strait of Georgia Central. See this article to find out what was and was not done.

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