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DI Release on September 29 between 12pm-3pm

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.

ONC VENUS Maintenance Cruise September 16-23, 2014

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.

Queen of Alberni out of service on September 17-18

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.

IOS monthly generator test on Wednesday September 10 at 10am

The Institute of Ocean Sciences will be conducting their monthly generator test on September 10 at 1000. We can expect the Saanich Array to drop off for 5-10 minutes at the start and end of the test.

Sept 4: Data delayed by ~6 hours

Data are delayed by approximately 6 hours. Data are buffered, so we are expecting no loss of data. Thank you for your patience.

IOS monthly generator test on Thursday August 14 at 10am

The Institute of Ocean Sciences will be conducting their monthly generator test on August 14 at 1000. We can expect the Saanich Array to drop off for 5-10 minutes at the start and end of the test.

IOS Monthly Generator Test on Tuesday July 8 at 10am

The Institute of Ocean Sciences will be conducting their monthly generator test on July 8 at 1000. We can expect the Saanich Array to drop off for 5-10 minutes at the start and end of the test.

Strait of Georgia Arrays down on June 11, 2014 due to issues at the IONA Shore Station

All Strait of Georgia arrays had to be taken offline due to air conditioning issues that the IONA Shore Station. Engineers are presently working to solve the issue and will bring the array back on line as soon as possible. This affects all data from the platforms from the Central, East and DDL nodes, shore station meteorological data and CODAR data. All data are lost during this time period.

A notice will be posted when the array is back online.

UPDATED: SOG Array down

Due to communication loss at the IONA wastewater station, the Strait of Georgia array is down. Engineers are looking into the cause and will provide updates when more information is available.

UPDATE: The Strait of Georgia array is back online – no data were lost because there was still power to the shore station. All data streams have caught up.

May 14, 2014 – System performance issue

The Digital Infrastructure group is currently diagnosing a system performance issue. The VENUS Download interface is affected and may show slow performance. An update will be posted once the issue is resolved. Thank you for your patience.

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