Ocean Networks Canada

Working for the advancement of science and the benefit of Canada. Below are some recent highlights and stories about ONC.


Virtual simulation engages users in the event of a tsunami hitting Port Alberni

May 17, 2018

A team of researchers and developers based out of the engineering and computer science departments at the University of Victoria is developing a virtual simulation based on information from an earthquake that impacted the area of Port Alberni in the 1700s.


Un jeu vidéo de réalité virtuelle qui fait vivre les effets d'un tsunami

15 MAI 2018

Nicolas Preston, docteur en limnologie et en sciences marines à l'Université de Victoria fait partie des chercheurs et des étudiants qui ont pris part au projet. Le prototype est présenté au sommet BCTech cette semaine à Vancouver.


Be Tsunami Prepared

Mar 27, 2018

Deadly tsunamis may be rare, but if you live in a coastal community it’s important to be informed and prepared. 

Earthquakes shed light on British Columbia’s early warning system

Sep 12, 2017

In September 2017, Ocean Networks Canada's (ONC) seismic sensors collected real-time information on two recent and very different earthquakes: one distant quake off Mexico’s west coast and a much smaller regional event near Ucluelet, British Columbia. 

Data from Alaska’s Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake and Tsunami

Jan 23, 2018

On 23 January 2018, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake occurred in the Gulf of Alaska at 1:35 am PT. 

A Canadian First: NOAA brings tsunami Digital Elevation Model training to Victoria, BC

May 10, 2016

When Kelly Carignan, University of Colorado scientist, visited Victoria, British Columbia for the first time in April 2016, she was surprised that no tsunami evacuation routes were posted in this coastal city.

Tsunami Models Used for Preparedness Exercise in Port Alberni

Jun 10, 2016

Ocean Networks Canada’s preliminary tsunami models for Barkley Sound and the City of Port Alberni were integrated into Emergency Management BC’s first ever full-scale earthquake and tsunami response exercise: Exercise Coastal Response in Port Alberni June 7 - 10.

NEPTUNE Canada contributes to “permanent” Tsunami Centre in Port Alberni

Jul 20, 2009

On Friday, July 17, 2009 NEPTUNE Canada, with support from Ocean Networks Canada, contributed to a permanent Tsunami Centre in the Hutcheson Gallery at 2750 Harbour Road, Port Alberni, BC.