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On June 26, NEPTUNE Canada completed our summer cruise, Wiring the Abyss 2012. Despite challenges with our long cable lays, overall the cruise was a success.
Our fall 2011 installation and maintenance cruise sailed September 10 – 30 aboard the R/V Thompson.
Our Folger Pinnacle instrument platform is now up and running after a team of divers plugged in the extension cable connecting it to our network last week.
During one month at sea, we added 2 transmission cables and 26 new instruments to our seafloor observatory.
Our Spring 2010 installation & maintenance cruise sailed May 8-24 aboard the CCGS John P Tully.
Two maintenance and installation cruises are planned for 2010.
After a busy summer of operations, our 2009 installation cruises have drawn to a close.
The first leg of our summer 2009 installation is coming to a close soon.
For the most part, instruments performed as expected, but there were some malfunctions and surprises too.
One of the challenges of developing technology is the unpredictability.
NEPTUNE Canada director Chris Barnes provides an update on current activities, plans and meetings.
One of NEPTUNE Canada’s most exciting instrument platforms arrived from Japan this month.
A newly configured instrument platform was successfully deployed in Saanich Inlet last Sunday. With all instruments up and running, data are beginning to flow.
NEPTUNE Canada's new crawler went for a successful test crawl in the hydrate outcrops of Barkley Canyon (850 m).
NEPTUNE Canada's newest supertool arrived from Germany this month. The world's first "Internet-operated deep-sea crawler" will help researchers measure temperature, salinity, methane content and sediment characteristics at the seafloor.