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Monthly Newsletter – July 2013

Issue at a glance:

Connecting with the Science Community – Endeavour Workshop

Building for Science – Operations Update
– NEPTUNE Observatory – Live Camera at Folger Pinnacle, Lights On!
– VENUS Observatory – Ocean Gliders Testing

Science Highlight – Fraser River Plume – “Showpiece of the Strait of Georgia”

Research Publications Highlights
– On the use of high-frequency broadband sonar to classify biological scattering layers from a cabled observatory in Saanich Inlet, British Columbia. – Methods in Oceanography

Data News
– Data Quality
– Data Access and Delivery
– Data Highlight – “Sounds in the Ocean”

In the News
Radio Canada International
Forensic Magazine

Education and Outreach
– “Ocean Data” Series of Workshops or Students

Student Profile
– Two Terms – Never a Dull Moment

Conferences
– 5th International Symposium on Chemosynthesis-Based Ecosystems
– Oceanology International China
– American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting

Fundraising for a Good Cause
– Your Support Makes Waves Around the World

Read more – full issue of the July 2013 Monthly Newsletter.

Monthly Newsletter – June 2013

In this issue:

  • – Connecting with Science Community – International Science Advisory Board Meets for the Annual Meeting
  • – Wiring the Abyss 2013 – The NEPTUNE Observatory Endeavour site service complete.
  • – Science Highlight – Tempo-mini-Lights on!
  • – Research Publications Highlights – Characteristics of Wave Propagation from Observations and Numerical Modelling.
  • – Building Partnerships – Canada-Brazil Workshop 2013.
  • – In the News – BC Magazine, Meaclean’s and Quirks and Quarks feature ocean research.
  • – Outreach – “Ship2Shore”: Engaging Students and the Public from Sea.
  • – Out and About – NAME Conference, Endeavour Expansion Workshop, 5th Chemosynthesis Symposium.
  • Read more – full issue of the June 2013 Monthly Newsletter.

    Monthly Newsletter – May 2013

    In May 2013, VENUS and NEPTUNE Canada newsletters merged into one monthly – Ocean Networks Canada newsletter.

      In this issue:

    • – A Message from the President – Moving Forward: Update on Cruises, Reorganization and Communication.
    • – Wiring the Abyss 2013 – Expedition aboard CCCG John P. Tully is complete; next cruise is on R/V Thompson.
    • – VENUS Phase II – Geospatial Observing Systems: Ferries and AUV update.
    • – Research Publications Highlights – Zooplankton profiler and hydrophone data in publications.
    • – Technology in Focus – SLIP and SCIMPI: instruments for in-situ measurements.
    • Read more – full issue of the May 2013 Monthly Newsletter.

    VENUS Newsletter – Volume 35, Fall 2012

    In this issue:

    • Verena Tunnicliffe – Director of VENUS 2001 – 2012.
    • Infrastructure Update – VENUS Phase II developments and ongoing support.
    • Bottom Boundary Layer Studies – OSU and Dalhousie Research Projects in Saanich Inlet.
    • Connecting with the Science Community – User Community group participates in a series of science meetings.
    • Research Highlight – Averaging Underwater Noise Levels for Environmental Assessment of Shipping.
    • Click here to read the full newsletter.

    Volume 34, Summer 2012 Newsletter

    In this issue:

    • Tumbled, Electrified, Faulted – the last three months have delivered three shocking events for the subsea arrays on VENUS.
    • New and Continuing Experiments in Saanich Inlet – enabling diverse research projects on the ocean observatory.
    • BIOL 3450 – Introduction to Aquatic Environments – University of Guelph students learn to test hypotheses using VENUS data.
    • Mud-slinging Fish – new publication in Limnology and Oceanography based on data from VENUS.
    • A UVic Business Student Works for VENUS as a summer Co-Op.
    • Click here to read the full newsletter

    Volume 33, Spring 2012 Newsletter

    In this issue:

    • Keeping Current – Maintaining the Observatory.
    • 2012 Saanich Inlet Symposium – Scientists will Meet to Discuss Research in Saanich Inlet. May 28-29, 2012
    • VENUS Ferry System – Sampling the Strait of Georiga.
    • Dinning and Metaxas (Dalhousie) – Study Near-Bottom Plankton and Settling Animals in Saanich Inlet.
    • VENUS Data Access: Improved Stability, New Products.
    • EPOCA – the European Project on Acification.
    • Buoy Workshop Presentation – VENUS Buoy Profiling System.
    • Click here to read the full newsletter

    Volume 32, Winter 2012 Newsletter

    In the Winter 2012 issue of the VENUS newsletter:

    • Cruise News – New Cameras and Science Instruments
    • Independent Review Panel Comes with a Site Visit.
    • The Acoustic Tracking of Marine Mammals with the VENUS Hydrophone Array.
    • VENUS – 6 years of Operations and User Support.
    • Connecting with Research Community – 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting.
    • Click here to read the full newsletter.

    Volume 31, Fall 2011 Newsletter

    In the Fall 2011 issue of the VENUS newsletter:

    • Cruise News – Back in Black! Saanich Inlet Node Pod Returns to the Seafloor.
    • VENUS Submits Report to the Cohen Commission.
    • VENUS Data Update.
    • Using a Sediment Trap for Continuous Monitoring of Phytoplankton Dynamics in Saanich Inlet.
    • Fraser River Salmon Run.
    • “Deep Dive! Deep Discovery!”.
    • Click here to read the full newsletter.

    Volume 30, Summer 2011 Newsletter

    Here is a quick outline of the Summer 2011 issue.

    • VENUS Phase II. Full Speed Ahead.
    • Ocean Networks Canada Applies for New Grant.
    • Monitoring Fish Movements with ADCP on VENUS.
    • Busy Summer at VENUS. Co-Op Student Report.
    • Click here to read the full newsletter

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