The Queen of Alberni seakeeper system has been turned off to avoid a major leak. The ferry is out of service for maintenance beginning Feb 10 where ONC engineers will visit in order to diagnose and fix the issue. The ferry should be back in service on Feb 19.
Due to leaking, the Queen of Alberni Seakeeper system will remain off until ONC engineers are able to schedule another maintenance visit. This visit should happen in the week of Jan 26-30, 2015.
The BC Ferry Spirit of Vancouver Island (Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen route) is in refit from January 5-29, 2015. All data acquisition systems are powered down. A maintenance visit will be conducted prior to the ferry returning to service.
UPDATE: The IONA CODAR station is back up as of ~9:40am pst November 26th.
Due to maintenance at the IONA CODAR station, the device will be down from 8am pst on Nov 25th until ~9am pst November 26th. There will be no radial or total images from this device during this time period.
All Strait of Georgia subsea infrastructure is presently down – November 13, 2014
ONC engineers have lost communications with the Strait of Georgia shore station resulting in all the subsea equipment powering down. We are working to fix the situation and will post an update as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
The Queen of Alberni on the Tsawwassen-Duke Point route is in refit until November 18. All data acquisistion has been turned off for the time being.
There will be an interruption in SOG CODAR data on October 9, 2014. The ONC Operations team is looking into the issue. A notice will be posted when data are back up.
There will be a software release on September 29 between 12-3pm. There will be a small data outage (<15 minutes) for all Strait of Georgia data due to driver updates on the shore station.
The ONC VENUS engineering team will be at sea between September 16-23, 2014 conducting maintenance on instrument systems in Saanich Inlet and Strait of Georgia. During this time, Data Plots might not be updating, data displayed in the Live Data applets on the VENUS homepage will be sporadic and data from the new sites will not be available for downloading until data validation is complete. We hope to have all our data services fully functional 2 weeks after the cruise ends.The following areas and instrument platforms are scheduled for servicing:
– Saanich Inlet VIP Site at 95m will be recovered, serviced and redeployed.
– Saanich Inlet Digital Camera Frame (DCF) site at 104m will be deployed.
– Saanich Inlet 3D Camera Frame (3DDCF) will be deployed.
– Strait of Georgia Central VIP (300m) will be recovered, serviced and redeployed.
– Strait of Georgia HDW (Webcam) Forensics Platform will be recovered and redeployed.
– Strait of Georgia East VIP will be recovered, serviced and redeployed.
– Strait of Georgia Delta Dynamics at 110m will be recovered,serviced and redeployed.
– Strait of Georgia SLIP experiment at 140m will be recovered.
– Strait of Georgia Bottom Boundary Layer (BBL) will be recovered and redeployed.
– Strait of Juan de Fuca autonomous moorings to be recovered and redeployed.
The Queen of Alberni will be at the dock for maintenance on September 17 and 18. Data collection will resume when the ferry is back on its original route on September 19. Please see http://www.bcferries.com/bcfservicenotice?id=871624 for more information.