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TitleNEPTUNE Canada: science, operation, and management
AuthorWang, K; Moran, K
SourceAdvances in Earth Science vol. 28, no. 5, 2013 p. 521-528, https://doi.org/10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2013.05.0521
LinksNEPTUNE Canada
Year2013
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20130048
PublisherScience Press
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceWestern offshore region
AreaMiddle Valley; Endeavour Ridge; Barkley Canyon; Folger Passage
Lat/Long WENS-131.0000 -124.0000 49.0000 45.0000
Subjectsmarine geology; tectonics; oceanographic surveys; oceanography; oceanic lithosphere; tectonic environments; tectonic interpretations; submarine features; sea floor spreading; seafloor topography; seabottom topography; ecosystems; NEPTUNE Canada
Illustrationslocation maps; flow charts
ProgramTargeted Hazard Assessments in Western Canada, Public Safety Geoscience
AbstractNEPTUNE Canada is the world's largest cabled seafloor scientific observatory and has been in operation since 2009. The system consists of a large network of instruments that are located at variable water depths and different oceanic and tectonic environments and continuously delivers data to researchers and the public via the internet. The establishment of NEPTUNE Canada is for the purpose of addressing scientific questions that are categorized into five themes: earthquake processes and plate tectonics, subsea geofluids, marine life and climate change, deep sea ecosystems, and engineering and information sciences. In order to promote international collaboration and accelerate scientific research to the maximum extent possible, the system makes its usage open to all researchers in the world and all its data freely accessible, in a fashion unprecedented in scientific history. Such a multi-disciplinary and fully open large system of complexity demands advanced governance and management as well as an excellent culture of scientific research.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This invited article introduces NEPTUNE Canada to the Chinese ocean and Earth science community. NEPTUNE Canada is the world's largest cabled seafloor scientific observatory and has been in operation since 2009. Its establishment is for the purpose of addressing scientific questions ranging from earthquakes and tsunamis to marine life and climate change. The system makes its usage open to all researchers in the world and all its data freely accessible. Such a multi-disciplinary and open system demands advanced governance and management as well as an excellent culture of scientific research.
GEOSCAN ID292574