A new batch of interesting talks and posters were presented at the February 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting by scientists using Ocean Networks Canada data and facilities. These included work by scientists in a range of disciplines as well as several of our staff members.
Inter- and Intra-Annual Variability of Zooplankton Abundance in Saanich Inlet, British Columbia
This poster by researchers at the University of Washington, Institute of Ocean Sciences and the University of Victoria presents an innovative way to visualize echosounder data to the variability of zooplankton abundance and migration patterns.
Redistribution of the Epibenthic, Soft-Bottom Assemblage in Shifting Hypoxic Conditions
This paper by University of Victoria researchers examines the distributions and compositions of epibenthic communities in shifting hypoxic conditions.
Small Critters Play a Big Role: Benthic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in Coastal Sedimentary Environments
This poster by Renald Belley and Paul Snelgrove describes the effects environmental variables have on ecosystem functioning in coastal British Columbia sedimentary ecosystems.
First Results from a Real-Time Cabled Observatory in the Canadian Arctic Ocean
This poster by several Ocean Networks Canada staff members presents analysed data from our Cambridge Bay community observatory's first year of continuous operation.
Fortnightly Modulations in Tidal Mixing Acting As An In-shore/Off-shore Valve for Deep Water Nutrient Fluxes
This poster by researchers at Ocean Networks Canada, the Institute of Ocean Sciences and the University of Washington compares the influences of spring tides and neap tides on off-shore and in-shore tranport of nutrients in the Salish Sea.
High Spatial and Temporal Resolution Oxygen Measurments in the Strait of Georgia and Their Relationship to Primary Production
This poster by researchers at the University of British Columbia examines temporal and spatial variations of dissolved oxygen corrolated with other parameters in the Strait of Georgia.
Impact of Wind, Tides, and River Flow on Circulation in the Fraser River Plume
This presentation by researchers at the University of British Columbia presents analyses of the first year of high-frequency coastal radar data from the very dynamic confluence of the Fraser River into the Salish Sea.
Near Field and Far-Field Modeling of the 28 October 2012 Haida Gwaii Tsuanmi
This poster by researchers at the Institute of Ocean Sciences presents model analyses of propagation and run-ups of the October 2012 Haida Gwaii tsunami.
Profiling Systems on Cabled Observatories: Experiences in the Northeast Pacific
This poster by Ocean Networks Canada staff scientists describes experiences and challenges of operating vertical profiling systems in the northeast Pacific and Salish Sea.
Venus Ocean Observatory Measurements of Benthic Oxygen and Heat Fluxes
This poster by researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Victoria describes an international collaborative study of benthic oxygen and heat fluxes, based on an unprecedented, 4-month 32-Hz acquisition of oxygen, temperature, and velocity data.
Education & Outreach
Nurturing Enthusiasm in K-16 Students For Ocean Science and Tech Through Interdisciplinary Peer-2-Peer Mentoring
This poster by Ocean Networks Canada staff members describes an ocean science symposium, which gives high school students have had an opportunity to increase their ocean literacy and be inspired to engage in ocean science research, education and advocacy.
Power Up! Giving Undergraduates the Tools to Make it in the Ocean Science Workforce
This presentation by Ocean Networks Canada staff members outlines Power Up! a one day marine networking and training event for post-secondary students.
Sharing the Discoveries of a Submarine Canyon: Creating Passion for Ocean Research
This poster by Ocean Networks Canada staff members describes a communication and outreach program devoted to research in Barkley Canyon, a submarine canyon off the coast of Vancouver Island, Canada.
Using Real-Time Data in Educational Resources to Bring Ocean Science to Students
This poster by several Ocean Networks Canada staff members provides an overview of efforts we are making to provide new resources and experiences for educators and students.
Instrumentation & Technology
Implementation of Real-Time QAQC on a Cabled Observatory
This poster by an Ocean Networks Canada staff member describes our database model that allows for quality control of scalar data in real-time combined with delayed assessment tests and manual quality control, providing users with accurately assessed data products.
Low Power Multi-Frequency Sonar for Near Real Time Long-Term Observations of Volume Backscatter
This poster by ASL Environmental technologists and an Ocean Networks Canada staff scientist describes an improved low power, battery-operated sonar with up to four frequencies capable of autonomously collecting data at high temporal and spatial resolution for periods of several months.