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DI Release on April 2 between 11am-1pm

The ONC Digital Infrastructure group will be updating the software today between 11am-1pm. There are no expected outages in data during that period.

VENUS Multimedia Archive Improvements

An improvement to the VENUS Multimedia Archive has been released today. The code for displaying images has been optimized to speed up the display of image data used for browsing camera and hydrophone data.

ONC VENUS Maintenance Cruise March 4-11, 2014

The ONC VENUS engineering team will be at sea between March 4-11, 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 recovered.
- Strait of Georgia HDW (Webcam) Forensics Platform will be recovered from the Central Node location (300m) and redeployed at the East Node location (170m)
- Strait of Georgia East VIP will be recovered, serviced and redeployed.
- Strait of Georgia Delta Dynamics at 110m will be recovered,serviced and redeployed with the addition of the Sequoia LISST 1339.
- Strait of Georgia SLIP experiment at 140m will be redeployed.
- Strait of Georgia Bottom Boundary Layer (BBL) will be redeployed at 100m on the Delta Node.
- Ocean Innovation systems will be deployed at Strait of Georgia Delta and East.

FIXED: VENUS Searches Failing after Feb 18 Release

Update – all searches are now working.

All VENUS searches are failing after the DI release today. Developers are working on a fix and an update will be posted as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

DI Software Release and Driver Update on February 18, 2014

A regular update of our Oceans 2.0 software suite is scheduled on the morning of Feb 18, 2014. Brief interruptions of software services are possible. Data collection will have a brief outage (~20 minutes) while drivers are updated.

UPDATED: IONA CODAR back up and running

UPDATE: The IONA CODAR computer has been replaced. As of March 18 1900 UTC, radial and total CODAR images from IONA are now available in the Data Plots Gallery or for download from the Download data page.

The IONA CODAR computer is not responding. The last data from the antenna are Feb 12, 2014 ~0400 UTC. Engineers are looking into the issue and an update will be posted when more information becomes available.

UPDATED Feb 17, 2014: OUTAGE: The SOG Array is down due to a power outage at IONA

UPDATE: The SOG Shore station power was restored late afternoon on Feb 14, 2014. All systems are up and going.

Due to a power outage at IONA, all cabled SOG systems are down including SOG-Central VIP, SOG-Central-HDW, SOG-East VIP and hydrophones, SOG-Delta DDL and CODAR. Engineers are working to have power restored and data flowing as soon as possible. An update will follow.

Digital Infrastructure Software Release January 23, 2014

A regular update of our Oceans 2.0 software suite is scheduled to begin at noon PST, 23 January 2013. Brief interruptions of software services are possible. Data collection and the underwater infrastructure will not be affected.

Seakeeper data on Queen of Alberni up and running!

After months of problems, the Seakeeper aboard the Queen of Alberni has been fixed and data are now flowing! Data are available as of 22:30 UTC December 10, 2013.

UPDATED: Data Quality Issue: Seakeeper pump off on Queen of Alberni: All water property data affected

December 10, 2013: The VENUS engineers replaced the pump and data are now flowing.

December 6, 2013: After a visit to the Queen of Alberni by ONC engineers, the seakeeper box was powered off of Friday December 6th to await a new pump installation. All systems are off until the pump is replaced, likely Dec 10 or 11, 2013.

November 19, 2013: It appears that the pump that feeds water into the seakeeper box is not functioning properly. All water property data are affected including temperature, conductivity, salinity, chlorophyll, turbidity, fluorescence and oxygen. All data have been flagged accordingly and an update will be posted once the problem is resolved. A maintenance visit is scheduled for early December that will hopefully resolve the issue – an update will be posted.

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