The Ocean Tracking Network Takes on the Ocean Connector
Nova Scotia is a world leader in the engineering, manufacturing and use of electronic telemetry systems to document the movements and survival of marine animals. Marine animals move to meet their needs, and telemetry documents the pathways and timing of the movements, enabling the management of other human uses of the ocean to enable fish passage and keep the animal populations and associated fisheries healthy.

The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), headquartered at Dalhousie University and operating globally, is a world leader in the use of telemetry systems. OTN works closely with local manufacturers of telemetry and oceanographic equipment to increase the capabilities of these systems to monitor animal populations.

November's Ocean Connector will introduce the Ocean Tracking Network and the Vemco-InnovaSea technology that supports much of the OTN work, and describe a new collaboration among OTN, Vemco and MetOcean (supported by the Atlantic Salmon Research Joint Venture of DFO) to engineer ocean drifter buoys to carry acoustic telemetry receivers, expanding OTN's capability to track marine animals from primarily coastal areas into areas beyond national jurisdiction.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
27 Parker Street, Dartmouth

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