Daily Planet (TV): “The coldest darkest forensics lab on earth…” Retrieving the pig experiment from August 2012 VENUS cruise was the top story featured on Discovery Canada TV. The full episode is now available for a limited time on the Daily Planet’s archive section.
Guelph students benefit from West Coast observatory.
BY ANDREW VOWLES atGuelph
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012
Looking for a down-to-earth scientific project for his students, Prof. Joe Ackerman went all the way to VENUS. That’s the Victoria Experimental Network Under the Sea, an ocean observatory for studying everything from tides to temperatures to marine life near Victoria, B.C.
Bodies in the water used to be a perplexing problem for forensic entomologist Gail Anderson.”Normally, I’m dealing with terrestrial situations and insects on bodies,” said the Simon Fraser University associate professor. … That all changed after a chance encounter at the University of Victoria with Verena Tunnicliffe, director for VENUS – Ocean Networks Canada’s Victoria Experimental Network Under the Sea.
Due to the success of the VENUS Coastal Network, originally built and deployed in 2006 and 2007, VENUS at Ocean Networks Canada with the support of the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s Leading Edge Fund has entered into a contract with OceanWorks International to effectively double the capacity of the seafloor network operating in the Strait of Georgia and in Saanich Inlet.