Ocean Tracking Network

Research Facility

Ocean Tracking Network
Dalhousie University
Halifax
  • New Brunswick (NB)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)
  • Nova Scotia (NS)
  • Prince Edward Island (PE)

OTN is a global aquatic animal tracking, technology, data management and partnership platform headquartered at Dalhousie University in Canada. OTN and its partners are using electronic tags to track more than 200 keystone, commercially important, and endangered species worldwide.

  • Biological and Life Sciences
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Marine/Ocean Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Agriculture, Animal Science and Food
  • Clean Technology
  • Energy (Renewable and Fossil)
  • Environmental Technologies and Related Services
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment
  • Ocean Industries
  • Policy and Governance
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Transportation

Research Facility

Brendal Townsend
1902494423
Program Manager
Sara Iverson
1902494256
Scientific Director

Fred Whoriskey
1902494095
Executive Director

Industry Liaison Officer

Margaret Palmeter
9024941693
Manager

Equipment 7 piece(s)

Slocum Electric Glider (AUV)
Teledyne Marine
G1, G2, G3

Mobile oceanographic sampling and monitoring, acoustic tracking


Wave Glider (AMV)
Liquid Robotics, A Boeing Company
SV2, SV3

Mobile oceanographic sampling and monitoring, acoustic tracking, sea-surface and weather monitoring


Acoustic receivers (global tracking infrastructure); VEMCO Mobile Transceivers (VMT)
VEMCO
VR2s- 69kHz, 180kHz; VR3s; VR4s; VR100s; VR2AR; VR2TX

VRs: Fixed oceanographic sampling, monitoring and acoustic tracking

VMT: Mobile (animal- or glider-equipped) oceanographic sampling, monitoring, acoustic tracking

Specifications available for download.


Acoustic and satellite tag infrastructure (global tag and receiver deployments)
VEMCO
various

Mobile oceanographic sampling and monitoring, acoustic tracking

Specification available for download.


Benthic oceanographic monitoring pods
Oceanographic sampling and monitoring, acoustic tracking, sea-surface and weather monitoring

Oceanographic sampling and monitoring, acoustic tracking, sea-surface and weather monitoring


Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
Saab
SeaEye Falcon

Recovery of scientific moorings

  • Depth rating - 300msw
  • Weight (in air) - 60kg
  • Payload - 14kg
  • Speed - >3 knots

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2018

Underwater drone
OpenRov
Trident

Visual (animal behaviour/presence and equipment) monitoring

  • Depth - 100M
  • Dive time - 3hrs
  • Live video - 1080p
  • Top speed - 2m/s
  • Dimenions - 410mm x 205mm x 86mm (16.1in x 8.1in x 3.4in)
  • Weight - 3.4kg (7.5lbs) ballasted for freshwater | 3.5kg (7.7lbs) ballasted for seawater

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2018

Date submitted: Thu, Apr 4, 2019 2:27 PM
Date updated: Mon, Apr 22, 2019 3:56 PM

2019-04-22T15:56:22+00:00
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