Due to a software deployment today, some data services may be affected.
The VENUS CODAR high-frequency radar system, which measures ocean currents in the Strait of Georgia, is returning reduced amounts of data at the moment. Frequently, no current vectors are being returned at all.
This appears to be the result of low salinity in the surface waters in the Strait, which in turn is the result of the high flow rates out of the Fraser River during the spring freshet. High-frequency radar waves travel best over highly conductive (salty) water; the effective range of high-frequency radar systems is greatly reduced over fresh water.
The range of radials from the Coal Terminal CODAR station appears to be reduced, particularly towards the north. The effect on the Iona CODAR station, though, appears to be much more dramatic. This is perhaps because the Iona CODAR antenna looks out not onto open water as the Coal Terminal antenna does, but onto mudflats that are exposed during much of the tidal cycle.
This is the first year of operation of the complete CODAR system, so it is unclear how long this situation will prevail. The system was first made operational in early August of last year. Although there will undoubtedly be variations in the freshet and its effects on the VENUS CODAR system from year to year, presumably the system will return to full functionality by August, and hopefully before then.
The Meteorological Station on BC Ferries Queen of Alberni (Vancouver – Nanaimo (Duke Point) route) stopped logging data on 2013-Apr-29 22:43:23 UTC. We are currently investigating the problem.
The Meteorological Station was restored on 2013-May-07, data are flowing again.
The VENUS team will be at sea between April 28 – May 7 for another maintenance and installation cruise.
Live Data applets on the homepage, video streams and data plots will not update regularly during this time. Some data may be unavailable from the VENUS Download Data page.
The team plans to:
- Recover and redeploy instrument systems in Saanich Inlet.
- Re-install the Delta Dynamics Laboratory platform in Strait of Georgia at 110m.
- Add the Seismic Liquefaction In-situ Penetrometer (SLIP) to the Delta Dynamics study area.
- Install new sensors and systems developed by ONCCEE at the Delta Dynamics and Strait of Georgia East study areas.
- Re-install the DFO’s Institute of Ocean Sciences Hydrophone array at Strait of Georgia East 170m.
- Deploy the Bottom Boundary Layer experiment in the Strait of Georgia Central 300m study area.
Due to the number of platforms being deployed during this cruise, it will take the ONC Data team more time to update all the data services on the VENUS website.
To follow the cruise and receive up to date information visit the dedicated website: Wiring the Abyss 2013
There will be a brief system outage on April 24 2013 after 5:00pm PST. The ONC Systems team will be upgrading the firmware on our EMC storage array. You may experience problems logging in and registering on all ONC websites (NEPTUNE and VENUS) during this time. Thank you for your patience.
VENUS has released new and improved data products for stationary platforms:
* NEW: For all Seabird CTDs, we are now offering a selection of TEOS-10 variables including Absolute Salinity, Conservative Temperature, InSitu Density from Conservative Temperature and Sigma0 from Conservative Temperature. For more information on TEOS-10, please see http://www.teos-10.org/.
* NEW: For oxygen variables, we are now offering the calculated variables oxygen saturation and apparent oxygen utilization for devices that are piggybacked onto a Seabird CTD.
* IMPROVED: To address user requests regarding the date format in our csv files, we have changed the format from decimal day to IOS-8601 format. The new date format is of the form yyyy-mm-ddTHH:MM:SS.FFF.
Visit the Download Data page to try the new products.
Beginning at 04:16 UTC on April 1 2013, the Seabird CTD 16+ 6536 conductivity cell located on the Saanich Inlet VIP became plugged. The plug appeared to clear on April 5, 2013 at 06:50 UTC. All Conductivity and all derived data (salinity, density, sigma-T, sound speed) are flagged as bad for the duration of the plugged conductivity cell.
Beginning ~0000 UTC on March 30,2013, the Tsawwassen-Duke Point ferry water property data are suspect. The intake and/or pump to the seakeeper system appears to be malfunctioning and all data from devices that require water are affected. The affected devices include the device that measures dissolved oxygen (Aanderaa Optode 1416), temperature/conductivity/salinity (Seabird Thermosalinograph 17) and turbidity/chlorophyll/CDOM (Wetlabs ECO triplet BBFL2 787). We are monitoring the situation and hope to solve the issue soon. Thank you for your patience.
There will be a DMAS code release beginning at 14:30 today (2013-Mar-21). There may be brief data flow interruptions and some of our data services might be unavailable until the release is complete. Thank you for your patience.
There is a short data gap in all Saanich Inlet data streams due to to a power outage at IOS. The data are missing from 19:42 to 20:53 March 20, 2013.
DMAS Systems is scheduling a maintenance outage of their DDN storage system for March 21, 2013. DMAS expects the outage to last between 6-8 hours. During the outage, archived data can be accessed, but new data will not be accessible until after the maintenance has been completed.
Strait of Georgia East Node
The Strait of Georgia East VIP and East Vector have been deployed.
Strait of Georgia Central Node
The Strait of Georgia Central VIP and Central Vector have been deployed.
The Saanich Sill (autonomous) platform has been recovered.
The Saanich Inlet Bottom Boundary Layer platform has been recovered.
The Saanich Inlet Camera Study Area Site 1 at 103m CMAP platform and Microsquid Vector experiment have been recovered.
Not yet restored
The Hydrophone array at the Strait of Georgia East node has not been redeployed.
The Strait of Georgia East autonomous platform has not yet been recovered.
The Strait of Georgia Central autonomous platform has not yet been recovered.
- Strait of Georgia East and Central scalar plots are updating.
- Strait of Georgia East ZAP plot is updating.
- ADCP 17457 plots (Strait of Georgia East) are updating, but there is interference from the ZAP even though it is set in slave mode. We are working on this issue.
- ADCP 8497 plots (Strait of Georgia Central) should update tomorrow.
- Nortek Vector plots will not update because the code does not handle no device heading yet.
- ADCP and Nortek Vector plots (when updating) will display velocities rotated wrt internal compass + magnetic declination until they are updated with the headings — should be ready on Monday.
- ASL AWCP plots are not yet ready.
From ~1800 UTC on March 2,2013 to April 4 2100 UTC, the Tsawwassen-Duke Point ferry water property data are suspect. The intake and/or pump to the seakeeper system appears to be malfunctioning – all data from devices that require water are suspect. The devices affected include the devices that measure dissolved oxygen (Aanderaa Optode 1416), temperature/conductivity/salinity (Seabird Thermosalinograph 17) and turbidity/chlorophyll/CDOM (Wetlabs ECO triplet BBFL2 787). Data have been flagged with the appropriate QAQC flag.
VENUS will be re-installing the Strait of Georgia (SoG) array between Saturday March 2 and Wednesday March 6. Instrument platforms at SoG East (170m) and SoG Central (300m) will be reployed including a hydrophone array at SoG East. We will also be recovering the instrument platforms from Camera Site 1 and Bottom Boundary Layer in Saanich Inlet. There will be data interruptions, some plots won’t be updating and data may be unavailable during this time. Thank you for your patience.
The VENUS Web site will be down on Feb. 28, 2013 4:30 am PST because UVic will be performing necessary upgrades and maintenance on its network at that time. The outage is scheduled for a one hour duration and should be over by 5:30 am PST.
There was an unexpected outage our UVic Data Centre this morning. Our Systems team is working hard to bring all our systems back online. All ONC websites (NEPTUNE, VENUS, ONCEE) and data tools are unavailable/unstable at this time. Data from all devices are lagging and will catch up shortly.
UPDATE @ 13:00: Our systems are now back online. Some data are still lagging but data steams should catch up by the end of today. Thank you for your patience!
There will be a DMAS code release beginning at 09:30 today (2013-Feb-13). There may be brief data flow interruptions and some of our data services might be unavailable until the release is complete. Thank you for your patience.
Due to a cable or connector issue, the Seabird CTD (SN 6936) located at the HD Webcam Platflorm in Saanich Inlet is down permanently until the platform can be recovered in April. This outage affects the CTD data streams as well as piggybacked data streams from both the Aanderra Optode (SN 0581) and Wetlabs FLNTU (SN 1042). We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Maintenance on our network switch handling research traffic for EDC2 will cause an outage on Thursday, 7 February 2013, 1230-1330 UTC (4:30-5:30 AM PST). The outage will affect access to NEPTUNE Canada, Ocean Networks Canada and ONC Centre for Enterprise and Engagement websites as well as VENUS data at the University of Victoria.
Data collection will not be affected at the shore stations, however database updates from non-cabled systems will not be updated until after the network system is restored.
The DMAS FTP process for archiving SeaKeeper Ferry data failed on Friday January 18 2013. They have resolved the issue and no data have been lost, but some of the plots aren’t updating because data are slowly streaming into the archive.
Data archiver issues during a deployment led to a gap in the scalar data from 2013-01-14 19:20 UTC to 2013-01-14 20:30 UTC.
Due to undiagnosed issues with the Seakeeper system on the Queen of Alberni, some data from the TSG were lost on January 3, 2012 UTC. We are monitoring the system closely to ensure that data loss is minimal.
The DMAS process for archiving our data from the SeaKeeper Ferry System (Vancouver-Nanaimo Route) is problematic. No data from the ocean system have been lost, they are slowly flowing into the archive. Thank you for your patience!
The RM Young Meteorological Station on the SeaKeeper Ferry System (Vancouver – Nanaimo ferry route) stopped logging data at 2012-12-21 08:37:42 UTC. Almost a day’s worth of data have been lost so far. We are currently trouble-shooting the issue. Thank you for your patience.
DMAS Systems will be upgrading our main database server on Sunday December 16th. The outage will begin at 7:00 PST and work will continue throughout the rest of the day. Our Data Plots and Download Data interface will not be available during this time. All data will be buffered at the shore station, so no data will be lost. When the upgrade is complete, data archiving will start again and archived data will be accessible. There will be data lags on Monday December 17th and our Data Plots might not be up to date.
Thank you for your patience.
Update December 17 2012: DMAS Systems completed database server upgrades yesterday. It was a complete success. Data quickly caught up and all our data services are functioning as expected today.
The VENUS Web Site may have reduced services — possibly logging in will not be possible — from 6am – 2pm on December 15, 2012 due to a planned system maintenance at UVic.
DMAS is performing a software update this morning. Some of our data services (Download Data and Data Plots) may be unavailable during this time.
There will be a brief outage tomorrow for testing the Buoy Profiling System (BPS) on OTTB in Saanich Inlet tomorrow (2012-Dec-05). All data streams from Saanic h Inlet will have gaps during this time.
The Institute of Ocean Sciences (where the VENUS Saanich Inlet Shore Station is located) will power down in the morning on Saturday December 1 2012 for maintenance. They facility will be on back-up generators, but our shore station will be without power for most of the day. So, there will be large data gaps in Saanich Inlet on December 1 2012.
We released new code for generating data products from the Download Data page today. There are a few minor issues that we are still resolving. If your data request fails, an email is sent to the VENUS Data Manager automatically and she will regenerate your data request for you.
Thank you for your patience!
There will be a power interruption in Saanich Inlet for OTTB work this afternoon. All data streams from Saanich will have data gaps during this time.
There will be a power interruption at our Saanich Inlet Shore Station this afternoon (between 12pm – 2pm PST) for OTTB work.
There will be data gaps during this time.
DMAS’ File archiving processes failed between November 10 – 12 2012. Some of our data plots were not updating and data were not accessible from the Download Data page. No data were lost and data have caught up today. All data access tools are currently functioning as expected.
The DMAS team are having issues with their file archiving processes and servers. There was a major failure early this morning and as a result our live data applet on the homepage is showing data lagging significantly, our Data Plots are not updating and data can’t be requested from the Download Data page. Raw Files from October 25, 27, 29, 30 2012 have not been archived and scalar data are significantly behind. The Systems team hasn’t confirmed whether or not these data have been lost or if it resides in the buffer.
Data Access from NEPTUNE Canada are also affected by this failure. Please see http://www.neptunecanada.ca/ for updates.
Most of the DMAS issues that occurred yesterday have been resolved. Data have caught up, no data were lost, our data plots are updating and data are available for request for our Download Data page. Raw files are still getting ingested into the database, so data from our complex devices (ADCP, ZAP, Nortek) from October 25, 27, 29, 30, 31 and November first are still unavailable.
Yesterday’s DMAS code release caused the file archiving processes to fail last night. No data have been lost, but yesterday’s (October 25 2012) data are not available from most VENUS instruments. They are actively working on solving the problem.
Due to electrical upgrades at the Saanich Inlet shore station, there will be a ~20 minute down time starting about 13:00 PDT on October 18, 2012.
BC Ferries’ Queen of Alberni is currently docked for maintenance from Oct 10 – November 2012. There will be no data from the SeaKeeper Ferry system during that time.
UPDATE—Nov 22, 2012: Ferry data is back online and plots are updating.
UPDATE—Nov 9, 2012: The Queen of Alberni is not yet operational. We will update the post when it is.
The DMAS server is unstable today, which means you will see menu loading problems on the Download Data page, live data might now be displayed on our home page and some of our plots might not be updating. Our Systems team is working hard to resolve the issue.
The Institute of Ocean Sciences (IOS – Saanich Inlet Shore Station) will be doing emergency generator testing tomorrow (Tuesday October 2) morning at 10:00 PDT. Data flow may be interrupted briefly during this time.
Data stopped flowing in from the SeaBird 16+ CTD 7128 (deployed in Saanich Inlet at 103m, site DCF-13) on 2012-Sep-24 at 04:03:09 UTC. Data from the Aanderaa Optode 0793 at the same site also stopped flowing at this time (since it is piggybacked on the SeaBird CTD). We are currently trying to diagnose the problem and will post an update shortly.
Update: the SeaBird 16+ 7128 was shut down on October 16, 2012 due to malfunction.
There will be a brief DMAS outage today for a code deployment starting at 11am. The Download Data page and Live Data Applets may be unavailable during this time.
The VENUS Strait of Georgia instruments are unavailable until further notice. On Aug. 1 2012, the array suffered a major power failure just before a scheduled maintenance cruise. We recovered node pods for inspection and discovered a fault on the main power connector to the Central node pod. As part of the connector assembly remains on the seafloor attached to the backbone cable, it appears that the repair will entail a lift of both node bases and part of the cable. We have removed all instruments from the seafloor and are planning the repair. We will post the plans when we have more information. We were able to move several experiments to Saanich Inlet. CODAR data from Strait of Georgia remain available.
The Feb 2013 maintenance cruise restored many instruments to Strait of Georgia East and Strait of Georgia Central. See this article to find out what was and was not done.
The VENUS maintenance cruise is complete! We are working hard to bring all our data products back online. New devices may appear on our Download Data page, but requests for their data may fail. Thank you for your patience.
UPDATE: All known issues have been fixed.
A software change has resulted in some broken features on the VENUS website. We are working to restore these features as quickly as possible.
So far the following features are scheduled to be fixed:
- FIXED – Download Data
- FIXED – Home Page: Latest Data Applets
- FIXED – Home Page: Image of the Week (but the Image of the Week news feed is working)
- FIXED – Data Plots: All Scalar By Instrument and By Water Property plots pages
- FIXED – Forgotten Password
Most pages have been checked, and some minor problems remain to be fixed.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Due to generator testing at IOS, there will be a short outage in the Saanich Inlet data streams on August 9, 2012.
DMAS performed an update this morning for the VENUS Cruise. Unfortunately a problem occurred during the update and device drivers in Saanich Inlet could not be restarted. About 2 hours of data have been lost from the Saanich Inlet VIP site. Thank you for your patience while DMAS works on a solution.
There will be a planned interruption in the Saanich Inlet Data on Monday August 6, 2012 due to maintenance on the OTTB. The interruption shouldn’t be more than 30 minutes.
The VENUS team will be at sea between August 7 – 14 conducting maintenance on the Saanich Inlet and Strait of Georgia arrays. There will be data interruptions from all sites during this time. All archived data will still be accessible from the Download Data page during the cruise.
The Central (300m) and East (170m, 110m) locations in Strait of Georgia will be down until the end of our maintenance cruise on August 14. Archived data are still accessible from our Download Data page.
The VENUS Strait of Georgia instruments are unavailable due to a subsea power failure. Read more »
Both the East and Central Nodes in the Strait of Georgia are down due to a power issues at the Iona Shore Station. More information will be posted as soon as we know more. Thank you for your patience.
The maintenance at the Saanich Shore Station is complete and both the VIP and DCF2 platforms are back online. The down time was from approximately 14:55 to 16:54 on July 25th, 20120.
The Saanich Inlet array is down for maintenance to the Saanich Shore Station. The anticipated outage is all morning on July 25th. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Due to generator testing at IOS, we’ve shut down the Saanich Inlet array. Anticipated time down is approximately 9:30am-11am July 24.
Database issues have slowed the archiving process. Files are being archived and will soon be available via the Download Data Page. Thank you for your patience.
Archiving issues with yesterday’s files are delaying data products and plots for July 17, 2012. Affected plots/data products are for all ZAPs, ADCPs and Vectors. We are working with DMAS to solve the problem as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
Thank you for your patience as we repaired the array. Several hours of data were lost, but data from Saanich Inlet are now streaming in.
We are still having issues with the Saanich Inlet Shore station and platforms due to the lightning strike last week. We are working to bring everything back on line as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
At 6:05am PDT on Friday, July 13th, the Saanich inlet array went down due to a power failure caused by a lightning strike at the Institute of Ocean Sciences. The VENUS ops team was able to bring the system back online, only ~ 4hours data were lost.
Due to a hangup in the serial connection, the Wetlabs turbidity sensor located on the SOG Central VIP did not report data between June 6, 2012 17:25 and June 12, 2012 18:24. The problem has been fixed and it is currently returning data.
There will be a DMAS outage on Tuesday July 10th. Some of our Data Plots might not update, our live data applets on the homepage might show data lags (even though no data will be lost) and our Download Data page may be unavailable.
Update July 10th 14:52 PDT: Today’s DMAS issue caused a problem with our Download Data page. Data products are being generated but the access links don’t work. The Systems team is currently investigating.
Update July 11 09:00 PDT: DMAS has resolved all issues. Our Download Data page is fully functional and all data services are back online. Thank you for your patience.
DMAS continues to have issues archiving data this week. All our scalar data are up to date and available. But our complex data (ADCP, ZAP, Nortek Vector etc.) are lagging by one day. The SoG East Hydrophone data are also lagging by ~ 1 day. Thank you for your patience while we work on this issue.
All data streams are behind due to database issues. There will be some gaps in our data streams and the plots on our Data Plots page are not up to date. We are working with DMAS to solve them. Thank you for your patience.
Update: June 22 2012 4:35pm PDT
Data streams are still lagging and the Data Plots are still not up to date. The Systems team is still working hard to resolve the problem.
These issues are also affecting our login page. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you experience any problems trying to login and download data and include as much detail as possible.
There has been a hardware short circuit event at Saanich Inlet Digital Camera Study Area (104m). The outage started at about 13-Jun-2012 15:00:00 UTC. There will be no data from the platform until the problem can be fixed in August.
The Aquadopp current meter mounted on a tripod in Saanich Inlet has tipped over. The evidence is given by an abrupt pressure change on June 8, 2012 at 14:23 UTC. The data have been flagged – please use with caution.
We are having communication issues with the DDL platform as of June 5 midnight UTC. We are working to resolve the issue and will post updates as required. Thank you for your patience.
DMAS is currently experience an issue with one of their servers. Some data are lagging behind and some of our data services are unavailable. We hope to have the problem resolved shortly. Thank you for your patience.
Update: The systems team have resolved the server issue. There was a problem with our CTD at SoG East that is now resolved. But there is a ~ 3hour gap in data from SeaBird CTD 6935 and Aanderaa Optode 579.
Due to an unexpected power outage at the IONA waste water treatment facility, there is a gap in all data streams from the SOG shorestation (Central VIP, East VIP and East DDL platforms). The gap starts ~19:43 UTC until ~20:36 on May 24, 2012.
Due to computer issues at the SOG shore station, there is a gap in the East and Central node hydrophone data from approximately May 16, 1630 UTC to May 18, 1530 UTC.
There will be a power outage at the Strait of Georgia Shore Station tomorrow (Wednesday May 16) between 9:30 and 10:30 PDT. There will be a gap in all Strait of Georgia data streams during this time.
Thank you for your patience while we worked on database access issues.
Due to some database issues, requests from the VENUS download data page are taking longer than anticipated. Please be patient and your data product will be created.
Due to some electrical work on the Saanich Inlet shore station, the array will be down for approximately an hour from 9-10am on May 8, 2012.
Update 2012-05-04 12:00: If you keep making requests and this message:
“There is a problem with this search request.
An alert has been sent to the VENUS Data Team, and we will contact you by email as soon as possible. Please check our System Status page for notices.”
Continues to appear, please clear your browser cache/history and try again.
Update 2012-05-03 16:00: We have made some major changes to our Data Services. There may be some interruptions and errors over the next few days while we resolve issues.
Update 2012-05-03 13:00: The VENUS Download Data page is currently down for upgrades. The Download Data service should be back in a few hours.
VENUS is upgrading its download data service including data products and data services as well as improved search request status messaging. The upgrades will be released either today, Thursday, or early next week. Download Data page outages are to be expected during the upgrade. The outages are not expected to last for more than a few hours.
The conductivity cell on the Seabird CTD 16+ 4996 located on the Digital camera platform (DCF2-01) in Saanich inlet was plugged between April 28th ~1500 and May 3 ~1400 UTC. The conductivity sensor data (along with derived data i.e Salinity, density, sigma-T and sound velocity) are flagged as bad.
Some data requests from the VENUS Download Data page are generating errors. The DMAS Systems team is currently investigating the issue. Thank you for your patience while we try and fix the problem.
DMAS continues to have issues with their file archiving system. Files were not archived on April 20 2012 and all processes are very slow . Thank you for your patience while we resolve the issue.
Update Monday April 23 2012: All data have been archived and processes are functioning as expected now.
DMAS continues to have issues with their archiving proceses. Files are currently being archived and ADCP, ZAP and Nortek Vector plots will be updated as data are available. Thank you for your patience.
Hydrophone data from both SoG East (170m) and SoG Central (300m) are lagging behind. DMAS continues to have issues with their archiving processes – they are working hard to resolve them. It may take a few days for the hydrophone files to catch up. Thank you for your patience.
Our ADCP, ZAP and Nortek Vector data plots have not updated because there is a problem with the DMAS (Data Management and Archiving System) File Archiving process. They are working on it and hopefully, all our plots will be up to date tomorrow.
The VENUS and DMAS teams will be performing some major upgrades to our background services used for data delivery starting in the morning on Tuesday March 20. Data archiving will be unaffected and no data will be lost. There will be periods throughout the day where the Download Data page will be unavailable, some of the plots in our Data Plots pages will not be updating as expected and there will be lags in our hydrophone data. Thank you in advance for your patience!
Update: Wednesday March 21 2012
The Download Data page is back up and functioning well. There are still a few small issues with our data delivery tools that we are working on. If an error message is generated an email is sent to the VENUS Data Manager and your data request will be regenerated and sent to you via email or FTP.
The Download Data page has been updated to validate dates before the request for data is sent. This will determine that the data request is error free before sending it. The page uses scripts that may be cached in your web browser, so users may need to clear their browser cache to make sure the page is using the latest scripts.
VENUS hydrophones are currently functioning, but recent data are not being distributed. An update will be posted when recent data are accessible again. Archived data are still available for downloading from our Multimedia Archive.
Update: VENUS hydrophone data are now available.
The semi-annual VENUS maintenance cruise was complete on Monday February 27 and the VENUS Data and Web teams have been working hard to get all our data services back online. The following data services are available again:
Live Data Applets
Scalar Time Series, ADCP, Nortek Vector, and ZAP Data Plots from all our active sites
Latest Hydrophone Data
Live XWING HD Webcam Stream at 300m in Strait of Georgia
The Latest CODAR Radials in Strait of Georgia are still updating.
All our Archived data are available from Download Data. We are working with the DMAS team to archive data from the XWING webcam at 300m and our AXIS webcam at 110m at the Delta Dynamics site in Strait of Georgia. We hope to make these data available for downloading soon.
DMAS continues to have issues with their archiving processes. Yesterday’s files were not archived so some of the plots in our Data Plots section didn’t update because the files are not available. No data have been lost and the DMAS Systems team is working hard to resolve the problem. Thank you for your patience.
Between February 21 – 27 the VENUS Team will be at sea conducting maintenance on the Saanich Inlet and Strait of Georgia Arrays. Sites on both arrays will be serviced, so data streams will be interrupted and/ unavailable during this time. Archived data will still be available from the Download Data page. Our data services will slowly come back online as new data streams are available. We hope to have all our services fully functional again by the end of next week. Thank you for your patience.
Please be aware that DMAS was doing a release on February 9, 2012. Some VENUS items such as the Latest Data Service and Download Data are not updating as expected. Please be patient as we work out the bugs.
There were some file archival errors on Februay 1st that delay VENUS making the raw files for January 31 available until at least February 3. Parsed data are still available for that time period from the Download Data page. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve these issues.
DMAS has scheduled maintenance during the days of January 24, 25 and 26th. Data streams will be affected but should back fill the database when powered up again. The VENUS Download Data page and data services will also be interrupted or unavailable during this maintenance period and should be fully functional by the morning of Friday January 27. Thank you for your patience.
VENUS and NEPTUNE data files collected on January 4 2012 have not been archived due to a disk problem in the storage system. All scalar data are still available and up to date on the Data Plots page and from the Download Data page. But data from other non-scalar devices (ADCP, ZAP, Imagenex) collected on January 4 2012 will not be available for downloading/viewing until January 6 2012. All archived data are still accessible from our Download Data page.
Update 2012-Jan-06: The DMAS team is still working hard to resolve issues caused by the disk failure on Jan 4 2012. Most of our data are available from Data Plots page and from the Download Data page, but some of the plots might not be updated and our hydrophone files are lagging by ~1day. All data should be caught up within the next few days. Thank you for your patience.
We are having some issues with the WetLabs Turbidity sensor at the SoG East VIP (170m). Connectivity to the device is unstable. In order to restore the connection, power must be cycled to the node port. So there are some large data gaps in this data stream.
2011-12-22 09:00am: We are currently collecting data from and Aanderaa Optode and a WetLabs Turbidity sensor at Strait of Georgia East, 170m. There is an issue with the plots on the Data Plots page – they are displaying no data. Thank you for your patience while we work on the problem.
2011-12-22 12:00pm: Both issues have been resolved and data from Aanderaa Optode and a WetLabs Turbidity sensor at Strait of Georgia East, 170m are now available and plotting. There is a gap in WetLabs Turbidity data because there was a device connectivity issue.
UVic Systems informed us that FMGT has scheduled a power outage for Clearihue A and D wings for Wednesday Dec 21 at 7:30pm so they will need to shut down most research systems starting about 4pm. All systems should be available by about noon Thursday.
The following systems will be affected: Mercury/Mars, Minerva, Euler, Venturiano, Kikou, Llaima, Haddok, Provider.
Web sites and the research TSM backup system should stay up.
Note that this will not affect anything in the main data centre (EDC2).
The issues at the shore station were resolved and data are now flowing. There is a data gap in all the SOG data of approximately 16 hours due to failure in the power supply at the shore station. Thank you for your patience while we fixed the problem.
The VENUS December 2011 cruise was a success! Live data applets on the homepage and all our Data Plots were updating again yesterday. Unfortunately, we are having network issues at our Strait of Georgia shore station. So all data streams from Strait of Georgia stopped around 22:00 PST on 2011-Dec-15. We are working hard to solve the problem, thank you for your patience. Data from Saanich Inlet are still updating and all our archived data are available for downloading under Download Data.
The VENUS team will be at sea between December 9 – 15 2011 installing systems in Saanich Inlet and conducting maintenance at Strait of Georgia East. Some of our data services will be unavailable during this time, but all archived data are accessible through our Download Data and Multimedia Archive interfaces.
The Saanich Inlet array will be powered down at 9am on Tuesday October 18 2011 so Oceanworks can perform work on the power supply. The array will be down down for most of the day, so all data from Saanich Inlet will be unavailable. Thank you for your patience.
There may be brief interruptions to the VENUS website today as we work to restore full functionality following the issues of the past couple of weeks. Thank you for your patience.
We will be powering down the Saanich Inlet array for a few hours tomorrow morning (Wednesday October 5) for work at the shore station. We expect the system to be back online again in the afternoon. Data streams from Strait of Georgia will not be affected.
The VENUS October 2011 maintenance cruise is complete! Live data are streaming in from Saanich Inlet again accessible from the Download Data page. The VENUS Data and Web teams are working hard to update all the Data pages. Stay tuned for updates throughout the week.
Thanks to the quick response from our Systems team who updated our code this morning, the averaging issue on our Download Data page has been resolved. So all processing options are now available.
If you are requesting data from our Download Data pages, please be aware that there is an issue with the averaging being reported incorrectly. Currently, it is not possible to get 60 minute averaging (it will return 10 minute). For the time being, please request raw data instead of averaging (unless you want 10 minute averages). This issue will be fixed on Monday. Thank you for your patience.
The VENUS team will be at sea conducting a regular maintenance cruise between September 30 and October 4 2011. An upgraded node will deployed in Saanich Inlet so we will have live data streaming in from this region again next week. The Delta Dynamics and Central VIP sites in Strait of Georgia will also be serviced and a hydrophone array will be installed at 300m depth. There will be data interruptions during this time so our live data tools may be unavailable (live data applets, XML services, data plots, hydrophone and streaming webcam feeds). Archived data will still be accessible from the Download Data page.
There may be brief interruptions to website access, Data Plots, and LDAs today through tomorrow (Sept. 29-30) as UVic Systems performs required maintenance to our web server.
Thank you for patience as we worked on restoring our servers over the past week. Most functionality should be restored, but if you experience any issues please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Keep informed on our System Status as there may be further interruptions in the future as we work to improve portal reliability and access.
The ability to play back live audio from our hydrophone array in Strait of Georgia East Node has been restored.
As of September 27, 2011, LDA and Data plots are now showing live data.
LDA and Data plots have been restored with archived data from last week. Readings on the LDAs are current, however. We anticipate having data plots updating shortly.
Visitors should now be able to register as new VENUS users again.
The VENUS website may be temporarily available for a few minutes at a time today as we work on bringing everything back up. Thank you for your patience.
Our Systems team will be upgrading the database file system on Monday September 12th beginning at 9am. Data will still be accessible from the Download Data page, but you may see data low interruptions and some of our data products on the Data Plots page will not feature the latest data. We expect all processes to be fully functional again by the end of the day. Thank you for your patience.
DMAS is still experiencing some problems with the database today, so our Download Data page is not fully functional and requests are failing. They are working hard to find a solution and resolve the issue. Thank you for your patience.
DMAS is currently experiencing some issues with the database and therefore, our Download Data page is unavailable. All systems shoudl be fully functional again by tomorrow. Thank you for your patience.
DMAS is performing a major system upgrade on Tuesday August 23. During this time you may see the live data applets on the homepage lagging, the Data Plots not updating and there may be periods where our Download Data page is unavailable. All systems should be fully functional again by Wednesday morning. Thank you for your patience.
DMAS is doing a major release this am upgrading all the NEPTUNE drivers. There may be delays and gaps in VENUS data streams. Also, files weren’t archived last night which means that users will not be able to access the affected data and that ZAP plots did not update.
Systems has resolved the problem and the database is back online. Data are being backfilled and files are continuing to be archived. We will update the data products as the data/files update. Thanks for your patience.
VENUS Download Data and Plots pages have not updated because DMAS is down. Please be patient as we work with our systems team to bring our system up. Thank you.
The main Ocean Networks Canada data storage system is being upgraded. Today, Monday July 25 beginning at 1700PST there will be an outage affecting most production systems. We estimate that systems will be available by 2000PST. All data access for VENUS will be affected including Data Download and Plots. Other outages may follow in the coming days and weeks but they will be of shorter duration and a more limited impact.
We’ve resolved our shore station problem and data are once again flowing. Thanks for your patience!
Unexpected power outages at IONA have led to a non-reponsive Shore Station controller. VENUS engineers are working with Oceanworks to rectify the problem today. We are hoping to have data streaming as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
The power to the SOG shore station has been shut down due to maintenance at the IONA Wastewater facility beginning ~12:24pm PDT on July 20th. This outage should last no longer than 2-3 hours at the most. Thank you for your patience.
We will be powering down the sub-sea system at 0800 on July 19, 2011 due to a planned power outage at the IONA Wastewater Station. Once we have confirmation that power is back, we will restore the system. We anticipate the interruption to be brief. Thank you for your patience.
We’ve had a problem with the power at the VENUS SOG Shore Station. Please be patient as we work to resolve this issue.
There was a power failure at the Iona Wastewater Treatment Plant from approximately 20:30 to 23:20 PDT on July 4 2011, affecting the Strait of Georgia nodes. Currently we are working to get the equipment restored and data back online. Thank you for your patience.
Saanich Inlet VIP has been successfully recovered for servicing and will be offline until late October 2011 (estimated). An autonomous mooring is in place and data will be back-filled on retrieval at that time.
The VENUS team will be at sea between June 30 – July 4 servicing the Saanich Inlet and Strait of Georgia arrays. Live data will not be available during this time. However, you can still access all our archived data, images, video and audio files using our Download Data Interface: http://venus.uvic.ca/data/data-archive. We will work hard over the next week or to bring the system and new instruments online. Thank you for your patience.
After the DMAS release this afternoon, we have worked out all the apparent bugs in the VENUS Download Data page. Thank you for your patience.
The Data Management and Archiving System (DMAS) Team are performing a code release this afternoon (June 23, 2011). The VENUS Download data page is not fully operational during the release therefore we ask for your patience as we address any issues that arise.
Around 8:00pm on Friday June 18, one of the primary directories used for archiving data reached it’s capacity. As a result our Download Data page was unavailable, our processes for updating plots stopped and raw data files were not archived. Systems resolved the issues temporarily while they work on a proper solution. No data were lost and all our processes are fully functional again.
Data are streaming from SOG East VIP and DDL – thank you for your patience while we resolved the matter.
The VENUS East node in the Strait of Georgia is experiencing issues with the cable. We are working to repair the problem as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
BC Hydro will be performing maintenance at IOS on Saturday, June 4, 2011. There will be brief data interruptions in all devices deployed on the Saanich Inlet Array.
The University of Victoria will be upgrading power infrastructure on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29. The VENUS website, including all data services, will experience interruptions during this time.
The VENUS Cruise was completed on May 14 2011 and the online team has been busy updating the website with data products from new devices.
Strait of Georgia East (170m) is back online outfitted with a SeaBird CTD, Aanderaa Oxygen Optode, ASL ZAP, and an RDI 150kHz ADCP.
We redeployed the Delta Dynamics Laboratory (DDL) platform (an NRCan science project) in Strait of Georgia at 107m with:
- 2 WetLabs devices (S/N’s 1325 and 901)
- SeaBird CTD 4997
- RDI 300kHZ ADCP 2940
- ASL ZAP 1009
- Nortek Vectrino 463
- Imagenex Sector and Profile sonars
- ParoScientific Depth Sensor
- Instrument Concepts Hydrophone
In addition to our standard suite of instruments in Saanich Inlet, we added an OSU Nortek Vector system and we now have 3 oxygen sensors collecting data.
The Strait of Georgia Central 300m array was left untouched, so data are still flowing in from this site.
Hydrophone arrays were deployed in Strait of Georgia at 170m and 300m but data are not available for downloading yet.
Due to systems issues all data services (Download Data, Data Plots, live data on the VENUS homepage) are unavailable. Updates will be posted as necessary. A notice will be posted when the problem is resolved. Thanks for your patience while we resolve this issue.
Data services issues are now resolved. No data have been lost and data are currently catching up. Thank you for your patience.
The VENUS team will be at sea between May 8 – 14 servicing the Saanich Inlet and Strait of Georgia arrays. Live data will not be available during this time. However, you can still access all our archived data, images, video and audio files using our Download Data Interface: http://venus.uvic.ca/data/data-archive. We will work hard over the next week or to bring the system and new instruments online. Thank you for your patience.
On-going server issues are causing our Download Data page to be unstable. The Systems team are working hard to solve the problem. We appreciate your patience while we work on a solution.
The VENUS Download Data page is back up after some systems issues. Thank you for your patience.
The VENUS download data page currently unavailable due to systems issues. A message will be posted once the problems are resolved – thank you for your patience.
Our Systems team will be taking our services offline this afternoon in attempt to resolve data lag issues. All Data Services (Download Data, Data Plots, Multimedia Archive) will be unavailable during this time. We hope our services won’t be offline for more than a few hours. Thank you for your patience.
The Data Management and Archiving System (DMAS) Team performed a code release this morning and as a result, we are experiencing some problems on our Download Data page. The Systems team are also busy trying to resolve data archival issues that began around midnight ,so our data streams are lagging. Thank you for your patience while we work on these issues.
We are conducting tests on our Download Data page hardware today. There may be time periods were you can’t access our Download Data page or your request might not be generated. Thank you for your patience while we work.
IOS staff are conducting generator tests this afternoon (Wednesday April 6 2011). There will be brief data interruptions in all devices deployed on the Saanich Inlet Array.
Issues with the Strait of Georgia Array have been resolved. Data are now flowing from all devices. There is a gap in all data streams from Strait of Georgia Central between April 1, 2011 03:26:43 UTC and April 4, 2011 10:34:19 UTC.
There was a major power failure in Strait of Georgia around 8:30pm PDT on March 31 2011. We are working hard to restore the system. Unfortunately, recent data from the Strait of Georgia Central 300m array will be unavailable until the system comes back online. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Update 2011-Apr-04: Unfortunately the power outage in Strait of Georgia damaged one of our system computers. Work to get the array back online continues today. Thank you for your patience.
Due to emergency generator testing at IOS this Saturday, we expect the Saanich Inlet array to go down shortly after 0800 and again sometime in the late afternoon. We anticipate the data interruptions to be less than 5 minutes.
VENUS scalar data are lagging behind – no data are lost and data will catch up soon. Thanks for your patience
Due to database upgrades, there may be interruptions to DMAS on Monday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 15. All web tools (Download Data, Data Plots, live data on the VENUS homepage) will be unavailable. Updates will be posted as necessary.
Data are caught up in the database. Thanks for your patience.
VENUS scalar data are lagging behind – no data are lost and data will catch up soon. Thanks for your patience.
Systems issues have been resolved. The Data Download page is operational and all plots are up-to-date.
Due to systems issues, our data plots have not updated since 10:50PST on March 9, 2011. In addition, the Download Data page is not responding. A notice will be posted when the problem is resolved. Thanks for your patience.
DMAS system maintenance was completed early this morning. All data services are fully functional. Data are still about an hour behind and slowly catching up. No data have been lost. Thank you for your patience.
Due to systems maintenance, there may be interruptions to DMAS on Monday, March 7 and Tuesday, March 8. All web tools (Download Data, Data Plots, live data on the VENUS homepage) will be unavailable. Updates will be posted as necessary.
The Saanich Inlet Array has lost power do to an outage at the Institute of Ocean Sciences at 12:47pm PST. There will be a gap in all data streams from Saanich Inlet. Hopefully these strong winds will die down and power is restored soon.
Due to systems issues on Feb 28/March 1, the VENUS scalar data are lagging 1-2 hours behind. Data are slowing being parsed into the database and no data are lost.
Database issues from the previous days have been resolved. Thank you for your patience.
Due to systems maintenance, the DMAS database will be down on Tuesday February 22nd. All web tools (Download Data, Data Plots, live data on the VENUS homepage) will be unavailable. Updates will be posted as necessary.
The DMAS Systems team completed maintenance on the database and servers this morning. There may be some interuptions and accessibility issues while the team continues to bring services back online. Data were buffered at the shore station and are slowly catching up. All our data services should be fully functional by tomorrow. Thank you for your patience.
Due to systems maintenance, the DMAS database will be down on Wednesday February 2nd. All web tools (Download Data, Data Plots, live data on the VENUS homepage) will be unavailable. Updates will be posted as necessary.
The Database Management and Archiving System (DMAS) team will be performing upgrades on our database today. No data will be lost but, the live data streams on the home page will be interrupted, the plots in our Data Plots section may display gaps and the Download Data page and Multimedia Archive will not be fully functional.
For maintenance and upgrade reasons, we will need to take the main Oracle database system down on Tuesday Feb. 1st, 2011. There will be brief interruptions during the day between January 31 – February 2, 2011. We will try to minimize the duration of the downtime.
No data will be lost during the downtime, but real-time data access will be limited. You will see time periods where the Live Data Applets and the Latest Data plots are not be updating, and the Download Data service may be unavailable.
There will be short interruptions in the Saanich Inlet data due to power testing at IOS on January 21, 2011.
Live video camera stream from Strait of Georgia, Central Node is again available on our homepage with the posting of an updated light schedule. Check it out here.
The system issues between January 11 – 14 2011 have now been fully resolved. Data streams have caught up and all data services (Download Data and Multimedia Archive) are now back online.
Due to ongoing Systems and DMAS issues, the VENUS Data Download and Multimedia Archive tools are unavailable. Thank you for your patience while we wait for this issue to be resolved.
DMAS had a major disk failure on January 11 2011. The Systems team is working hard to resolve the issue. No data have been lost, but data are delayed by several hours and some services may be unavailable. Please check back later if the latest data is not being displayed. Thank you for your patience.
The Saanich Inlet array was down temporarily due to a power outage. There is a gap in the data from 2010/Jan/01 06:58 to 2010/Jan/01 16:00.
All times are in UTC.
Due to power testing at IOS, there will be a short data interruption in the Saanich Inlet data on December 23rd, 2010 between 9-9:30am PST.
We will be replacing the Saanich Inlet data servers the morning of Tuesday, December 21st. There is a possibility of short data interruptions. Thank you for your patience.
Unfortunately, our hydrophone array has failed. Hydrophone data will be back online after our next maintenance cruise in February 2011. In the mean time, you can use our interface to download archived spectrograms, MP3 and raw data files; or listen to various archived sounds from the Strait of Georgia on our highlights pages.
During the next week we will be busy on our semiannual maintenance cruise. The team will be on board to assist with operations in both Saanich Inlet and the Strait of Georgia. Data plots, Live Data on the homepage and Latest Hydrophone Data will not be fully functional until after the cruise. Users can still access archived data from our Download Data Interface.
Last week the VENUS website was migrated to new servers at the University of Victoria. The website should be more responsive and database issues reduced. Thank you for your patience during this process.
The VENUS website will be migrating onto new servers tomorrow, Thursday, December 2nd, to improve performance. There may be brief interruptions during this time and for the next 24 hours as the change propagates. Data will not be affected, however, data access from the website may be. Thank you for your patience as we make this upgrade.
The November 26th ZAP and Hydrophone plots are out of date due to database issues. The files are being archived currently – when the archival is complete, the files will be updated to display the most recent data. No data have been lost during this period.
The database is down for approximately 1-2 hours on November 25, 2010. This affects the Latest Data plots on the VENUS home webpage, the 24-hour data plots on the data plots webpage and the Data Download Page. Please check back after 1pm PST.
Below is a list of gaps > 15 minutes for the Strait of Georgia hydrophone data during November 2010:
November 23, 2010 15:03:12 to November 23, 2010 17:12:55: Length ~ 2 hours, 10 minutes.
All times are in UTC.
There were multilple gaps in the Saanich Inlet data on November 23-24, 2010.
Gaps in the Aquadopp data:
2010-Nov-23 22:57:47 to 2010-Nov-24 13:30:30. Length ~14 hours, 33 minutes.
2010-Nov-24 18:57:30 to 2010-Nov-24 19:26:56: Length = 29 minutes
2010-Nov-24 19:50:56 to 2010-Nov-24 19:58:09: Length = 7 minutes
All other instruments have the following data gaps:
2010-Nov-24 18:57:06 to 2010-Nov-24 19:26:36: Length = 29 minutes
2010-Nov-24 19:50:36 to 2010-Nov-24 19:58:55: Length = 8 minutes
These data gaps affected the ZAP data as well.
All times in UTC.
A short power outage resulted in gap in the Strait of Georgia East Node data on November 23rd, 2010. The times are as follows:
Nov 23, 2010 15:10:10 – Nov 23, 2010 17:12:25
All times are in UTC.
UVic Computing is undergoing major system changes between November 10 – 15 2010. Outages are expected during this time so there may be periods where our website is unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Authentication issues are fixed and you should now be able to login again. If you continue to experience an issue please contact us. Thank you for your patience!
Due to archiving issues, the VENUS Strait of Georgia hydrophone data are lagging hours behind. Data are still being collected and stored on the shore station computer. Data files will be transferred and archived in DMAS and available to the public once the issues are resolved.
Log in is down due to issues with the authentication functions. Systems is working to resolve this issue. In the meantime, if you have a question or request, please Contact Us using the form.
There is a brief gap in all Saanich Inlet data streams on November 3, 2010. The approximate times are:
Nov 3, 2010 19:52 – Nov 3, 2010 21:15. Length ~83 minutes.
All times are in UTC.
The Saanich Node will be powered down briefly on Tuesday November 2nd from approximately 18:30 – 22:30 UTC due to maintenance on the OTTB.
This maintenance resulted in a gap in all Saanich Inlet data streams of approximately 5 hours, 9 minutes from Nov 2, 2010 18:36 – Nov 2, 2010 23:45.
All times are in UTC.
The Data Management and Archiving System for VENUS and NEPTUNE continues to experience software issues from last week. Data Plots are not updating and Download Data searches will fail.
Thank you for your patience while we work with DMAS to resolve these issues.
October 28, 2010: This issue has been resolved. Thank you for your patience during this period.
We are having temporary archiving issues with VENUS data. At times, the data streams might be an hour or 2 behind due to processes beyond our control. Data are not lost, just temporarily behind at times – if you notice a time lag, please check back later for the latest data.
Below is a list of gaps > 15 minutes for the Strait of Georgia hydrophone data during October 2010:
October 6, 2010 6:00:38 – October 6, 2010 18:39:03. Length ~ 12 hours, 39 minutes.
October 15, 2010 18:42:09 – October 15, 2010 18:52:37. Length ~ 10 minutes.
October 17, 2010 18:18:14 – October 17, 2010 19:52:02. Length ~ 94 minutes.
October 18, 2010 06:43:08 – October 18, 2010 07:27:00. Length ~ 44 minutes.
October 18, 2010 22:32:30 – October 18, 2010 22:48:10. Length ~ 16 minutes.
October 18, 2010 22:48:10 – October 19, 2010 00:27:57. Length ~ 99 minutes.
October 19, 2010 14:25:41 – October 19, 2010 15:09:09. Length ~ 43 minutes.
October 20, 2010 05:47:24 – October 20, 2010 06:28:05. Length ~ 41 minutes
October 20, 2010 14:50:46 – October 20, 2010 15:27:55. Length ~ 37 minutes
October 20, 2010 16:33:04 – October 20, 2010 16:53:44. Length ~ 21 minutes
October 20, 2010 17:05:05 – October 22, 2010 19:04:23. Length ~ 2 days, 2 hours
All times in UTC.
There are short gaps in all of the Saanich Inlet data on October 13 and October 14. The times are:
2010-Oct-13 15:59:14 to 16:35:36: Length ~ 36 minutes
2010-Oct-14 17:37:56 to 18:25:56: Length ~ 48 minutes
All times are in UTC.
Due to a short power failure, there are gaps in the Strait of Georgia East data on October 13th. For the SBE16+4998 and piggybacked devices, the gap is from 13:21:03 – 13:46:25. The gap in the hydrophone data files are from 13:17:51 – 14:16:03.
All times are in UTC.
Since October 1 2010 we have had an overload of data requests on our Download Data page – which is great! Users can continue to request data, but please keep in mind our system is not yet equipped to handle such a large volume of requests. We will be upgrading our system this year. If you are having trouble downloading data or see the ‘No Data Available’ message displayed immediately after clicking on ‘Search Now’, please refresh the page, re-enter your search criteria and try again. With such a large number of requests submitted it will take more time to deliver your data product so please be patient. Thanks for your understanding!
The Strait of Georgia Array was down temporarily due to a power outage. There are no data or hydrophone files for 2010/Oct/06 6:00:38 to 2010/Oct/06 18:39:03.
All times in UTC.
The VENUS Web Site was down this morning due to problems with our web server database. Those problems were promptly fixed by UVic Computing Services. We are currently experiencing a large amount of traffic on the data download page. Please be patient, some products may take longer to generate when several requests are submitted at once. If you’re experiencing problems, try refreshing the Download Data page and reenter your search criteria. Thank you!
The conductivity cell on SBE 16+ 4997 located on the Digital Camera Platform in Saanich Inlet was plugged from 2010-Sep-26 18:18:16 to 2010-Oct-08 00:27:49. Please use the conductivity and derived variables (sigmaT, salinity, density and sound velocity) with caution. The Oxygen data from the SBE43-1238 also appears suspect during this period.
All times in UTC.
This lists all the gaps in the Strait of Georgia hydrophone array data for September 2010.
- Sept 3, 2010 01:24:27 – Sept 3, 2010 02:14:42, length ~ 50 minutes
- Sept 4, 2010 09:56:49 – Sept 4, 2010 11:23:14, length ~ 1.4 minutes
- Sept 9, 2010 23:12:27 – Sept 9, 2010 23:54:55 , length ~ 42.6 minutes
- Sept 10, 2010 03:42:58 – Sept 10, 2010 23:12:23, length ~ 19.5 hours
- Sept 14, 2010 03:33:23 – Sept 14, 2010 06:03:55, length ~ 2.4 hours
- Sept 15, 2010 19:59:09 – Sept 16, 2010 00:02:23, length ~ 4 hours
- Sept 21, 2010 05:07:54 – Sept 21, 2010 07:21:17, length ~ 2.2 hours
- Sept 23, 2010 09:37:32 – Sept 23, 2010 11:26:30, length ~ 1.8 hours
- Sept 24, 2010 07:23:48 – Sept 24, 2010 09:02:25, length ~ 1.6 hours
- Sept 27, 2010 18:09:23 – Sept 27, 2010 20:00:58, length ~ 1.9 hours
- Sept 27, 2010 23:02:24 – Sept 28, 2010 17:05:29, length ~ 18 hours
All times are in UTC.
The Strait of Georgia Central Node Pod was successfully recovered on August 28 using the Oceanic Explorer ROV. The Node Pod contains all the Node controllers and network switches. The upgrades will bring the internal workings of the Node up to the latest design standards of the Node manufacturer, Ocean Works International of North Vancouver. Also recovered for servicing were the Central VIP with a SBE CTD, an RDI ADCP, a 38 kHz AWCP, and the VENUS Web Cam. The Central Node Pod and VIP are scheduled to be re-deployed in December.
Multiple power outages at the Iona Wastewater Treatment Plant has lead to equipment failure in the SOG-East Node data. Currently we are working to get the equipment restored and data back online by the end of the day.
The data gaps currently are:
1) Sept 9, 2010 23:13:54 – 23:34:28. Length ~ 21 minutes
2) Sept 10, 2010 3:45:28 – 3:59:35. Length ~ 14 minutes
3) Sept 10, 2010 4:01:35 – 23:05:25. Length ~ 19 hours.
All times are in UTC.
Due to power failures at SIM2, there are multiple gaps in the Saanich Inlet Digital Camera Platform AquaDopp Current Meter and ZAP data on September 9, 2010. The gaps are:
AquaDopp Current Meter:
1) Sept 9, 2010 2:51:31 – 3:26:41. Length ~35 minutes.
2) Sept 9, 2010 4:08:41 – 4:33:19. Length ~25 minutes.
3) Sept 9, 2010 5:55:19 – 7:38:51. Length ~104 minutes.
4) Sept 9, 2010 8:12:51 – 15:44:20. Length ~451 minutes.
1) Sept 9, 2010 2:52:18 – 3:25:35. Length ~33 minutes.
2) Sept 9, 2010 5:56:01 – 7:15:31. Length ~79 minutes.
3) Sept 9, 2010 8:12:58 – 15:43:02. Length ~450 minutes.
All time are in UTC.
There are suspect drops in the oxygen data from the Aanderaa Optode 4175 (SN 0793) located in the Strait of Georgia East Node. The suspect values fall between September 2-4th, 2010 and again on September 8, 2010. Values below 2 ml/l are suspect – use the data with caution.
There is a gap in the Saanich Inlet DCF-10 Platfrom ZAP data starting on September 7, 2010 5:24:06 UTC to September 8, 2010 14:39:30.
There is a gap in both the Aquadopp current meter data and the Zooplankton Acoustical Profiler data for Saanich Inlet on September 7, 2010. The gaps ranges from 05:23:46 to 13:21:23 UTC.
There is a short gap of approximately 4.5 hours in length on August 30, 2010 in the hydrophone array data located in the Strait of Georgia. The gap starts at 6:50:01 and ends at 11:05:29.
There is a small gap of 21 minutes in Saanich inlet data from approximately August 30 00:42 to August 30 1:03 UTC.
Gap in VENUS Strait of Georgia data from approximately 9:30-14:30 PDT on Friday August 27th because of node removal and maintanence for LEF upgrades.
The data from Saanich inlet are flowing again. The archived data during the power interruption are now available for download.
There is a data interruption on August 24th from approximately noon PDT onwards. The system will be restored within a couple of hours. The data are currently being archived at the shore station and will be made available once the problem is solved.
The Saanich Node will be powered down briefly on Friday August 13 in the morning and again in the afternoon due to maintenance on the OTTB.
On August 12th, the data gaps are approximately:
- 16:13 – 16:30 UTC ~17 minutes
- 17:02 – 17:13 UTC ~11 minutes
On August 13th, data gaps are approximately:
- 16:59 – 17:20 UTC ~21 minutes
- 19:58 – 20:38 UTC ~39 minutes
There will be significant gaps in the hydrophone array data located in the Strait of Georgia until ranging from July 27, 2010 to the 3rd or 4th of August, 2010.
SUMMARY OF HYDROPHONE DATAGAPS:
- July 26 22:07 to July 27 0:48 UTC: ~2.7 hours
- July 27 17:34 to July 28 1:26 UTC: ~7.9 hours
- July 28 16:48 to July 30 3:29 UTC: ~34.7 hours
- August 3 17:54 to August 4 3:01 UTC: ~9.1 hours
- August 4 3:52 to August 5 2:58 UTC: ~23.1 hours
- August 5 13:56 to August 6 3:52 UTC: ~13.9 hours
- August 6 13:58 to August 7 0:13 UTC: ~10.1 hours
- August 8 13:16 to August 9 15:14 UTC: ~26 hours
There is a gap in the Hydrophone array data located in Strait of Georgia between 17:34:12 July 27, 2010 UTC and 01:25:59 July 28 UTC.
Due to testing Saanich Inlet will be experiencing intermittent power outages today and data streams will be interrupted during this time. Thank you for your patience.
There are no hydrophone array files for the Strait of Georgia between July 26 22:07 and July 27 00:48 UTC.
The conductivity cell located in Saanich Inlet at the Digital Camera Study Area (SBE #4997) was plugged between July 26 22:58:56, 2010 and July 27 2:35,2010 (UTC). Use the data and derived data with caution.
A major code release yesterday afternoon caused some problems with our Download Data and Data Plots screens. All water property data requests were producing errors. No data has been lost and the issues have been resolved so all screens are now fully functional.
UVic will be performing maintenance at the Technology Enterprise Facility on Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 7:30 a.m. This will result in a very short (5 minute) power outage to the building which houses the VENUS offices. Data streams may be interrupted at this time.
A back-up air conditioner has been installed in the Strait of Georgia shore station and the Array is back online. There is a gap in all instruments in Strait of Georgia between 09-Jul-2010 21:37:13 and 10-Jul-2010 20:54:13 UTC.
Due to a failure in our Strait of Georgia Shore Station Air Conditioner, the Strait of Georgia Array will be down until further notice.
Imagenex data is now available in Download Data for the following time periods:
- Imagenex 881A Sector 3899: 2008-03- 19 to 2008-09-25
- Imagenex 881A Profile 3898: 2008-05-14 to 2008-09-25 and 2010-02-20 to 2010-03-12
We’ve been experiencing some interference between hydrophones 1 and 2 at Strait of Georgia East Node; there is a bug in the processing hardware that manifests itself as crosstalk in hydrophone 1 when the automatic gain control is on for hydrophone 2. We could turn off the gain control, but then we effectively lose 20 dB of dynamic range.
If you see a similar plot, this is not a failure of the HighTech hydrophone, but interference from hydrophone 2 when the automatic gain control is on.
The Seapoint turbidity readings are suspect after approximately May 25th, 2010. Use the data with caution.
Onshore maintenance required a cycling of power on the Digital Camera Platform. The system has a gap from 2010-May-27 22:16:26 to 2010-May-27 22:50:56.
The Seabird (#4997) conductivity cell at the Digital Camera Flats in Saanich Inlet was plugged between 2010-May-24 15:14:18 and 28-May-2010 17:06:08. The conductivity and derived parameters (salinity, sigmaT, density and sound velocity) during that period should not be used.
Intermittent data gaps occured May 25 due to maintenance on the Ocean Technology Test Bed (OTTB). The times range from 2010-May-25 19:42:53 to 2010-May 25 22:56:04 and affect all instruments.
VENUS data will be delayed May 25, 2010 (approximately 1 hour) while DMAS maintenance is underway. No data will be lost.
The VENUS Saanich Inlet Array is expected to be powered down at 1400 PDT May 18, 2010 for work on the HD Camera.
Aquadopp Current Meter 1176 in Saanich Inlet (Digital Camera Site DCF-10) is missing data May 17, 2010 from 1123 until 1620 UTC. This is due to a SIIM power glitch.
The VENUS Saanich Inlet Array will be powered down today between 1300hrs and 1400hrs PDT for maintenance of the HD camera.
Intermittent gaps between 11-May-2010 15:53:36 and 11-May-2010 23:47:36 in Saanich Inlet data due to a power failure and work on the Ocean Technology Test Bed.
Product display on the Hydrophone Data Plots pages is currently down. Hydrophone products are still accessible in the Multimedia Archive.
Please access the Multimedia Archive to download Hydrophone data in the meantime. Thank you for your patience while we resolve this issue.
There is a gap in Saanich Inlet data: April 28, 2010, from 19:22:46 UTC to 20:22:46 UTC due to installation of the HD Camera.
Gap in Strait of Georgia East Hydrophone data as a result of Hydrophone System Issue 2010-03-27 18:09:19 to 2010-03-29 20:32:58 UTC
Expected Power Outage Saturday March 27, 2010 1500-2300 UTC at the Saanich Shore Station due to Maintenance at the Institute of Ocean Sciences
2010-03-17 12:22:46UTC to 21:05:00UTC – The is a gap in the IOS Hydrophone Array02 Data at the Strait of Georgia East Site. Power outage in the morning tripped the switch.
This affects the following instruments:
SeaBird CTD 16 Plus 4686, Wetlabs FLNTU 060901, Imagenex 881A Sector 3899, Imagenex 881A Profile 3898, RDI
Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler 300kHz WH2940, ASL Zooplankton Acoustic Profiler 1009, Nortek Vector Current Meter 4594, StarDot NetCam SC Webcam2, Nortek Vectrino Current Meter 0463, IOS3-Hydrophone Array-03.
We are currently investigating the cause of the issue.
There is a gap in the Strait of Georgia East Site data Mar 15, 2010 from 050002 to 143402 UTC.
A power outage is expected at the Saanich Inlet shore station today, March 15, from 0800, for work at the Institute of Ocean Sciences. Power will be down until work is completed.
Unfortunately, due to flooding of the Aanderaa Optode 0018 from 2009-09-30 to 2010-02-17 on the VENUS Instrument Platform in Saanich Inlet, the oxygen data from the instrument may not be reliable. Please use the SeaBird 43 Oxygen 1704 data until the data from the Aanderaa Optode may be verified.
There is a data gap on March 8, 2010 from 19:16:26 to 21:37:26 in Saanich Inlet due to work on the Ocean Technology Test Bed
Scheduled power outages are expected at the Saanich Inlet shore station Mar 13, 14, and 20th 2010 for 8 hrs each day 0800-1600.
There were intermittent power failures in Saanich Inlet March 6, 2010 from 160236-183058.
There are intermittent gaps in the Strait of Georgia Data from 04-Mar-2010 20:19:36 to 20:36:36, and 06-Mar-2010 04:56:46 to 07-Mar-2010 03:10:46 due to power failures and controller issues.
We are currently experiencing problems with the Multimedia Archive Display for Images taken on March 2, 2010. We expect this problem will be resolved soon and no images have been lost. Please contact us if you require these images immediately.
There is a planned temporary power outage at the Strait of Georgia Shore Station for March 4, 2010 at 1230pm. The power is expected to be restored by 1240pm.
There is a campus wide power outage scheduled for the University of Victoria Sunday, March 7th, from 8am-6pm PST. VENUS data and website may be unavailable during this time.
Issues with our Download Data interface have been resolved. We are still generating products for our archived hydrophone data. Products will be displaying data in near-real time soon.
DMAS is currently experiencing issues which are impacting Data Download and generation of Hydrophone products. No searches are currently being processed. Thank you for your patience while we work on resolving this issue.
24-Feb-2010 21:39:55 – SeaBird CTD 4996 from the Strait of Georgia Central (300m) location has failed. This affects instruments that are piggy-backed to the SeaBird CTD 4996 including: the Aanderaa Oxygen Optode 581 and SeaPoint Turbidity 12237. Data plots will be unavailable for these instruments. We are working to bring other products online from this location.
We are back from our semi-annual maintenance cruise. Thank you for your patience while we get our new data online. Watch for new data from Saanich Inlet and Strait of Georgia!
Our semi-annual maintenance cruise is in progress until February 22 2010. We will be recovering, cleaning, replacing, redeploying and installing new instruments in both Saanich Inlet and Strait of Georgia. During this time the Data Plots pages will not be updating. However, users can still access archived data through the Download Data Interface. We hope to get all our data back online soon after the cruise has completed.
The Data Management and Archiving Systems are experiencing issues with the web server. Consequently, you may experience errors with our Download Data Interface. Thank you for your patience while we resolve this issue.
On 8-Feb-2010 we will be updating our systems. Data may be unavailable at various times throughout the week. Thank you for your patience.
On 10-Feb-2010 we will be updating the Data Management and Archiving System. Data will be unavailable until at least 4:00 PM PST.
Hydrophone array data will continue to experience long gaps over the next while.
Issue with Hydrophone array is resolved. Data are now being logged.
Hydrophone array is missing data as of 1701 UTC 23-Jan-2010. Files are not being logged yet. Thank you for your patience while we resolve this issue.
Hydrophone array data will have gaps from today starting at 2010-01-21 144236 UTC to 2010-01-22.
Data streams from all VENUS instruments are behind today due to a failure on one of the DMAS machines. No data have been lost and the archive is slowly catching up.
There is a large gap in our hydrophone data between 2010-01-19 011050 UTC and 2010-01-19 233728 UTC due to software issues. Data are flowing normally again.
Due to system upgrades, the VENUS website will be unavailable on Wednesday, January 6 between approximately 08:00 and 08:30 PST.