OceanWorks to Enhance ONC Observatory

OceanWorks, a subsea solution engineering company, is providing an upgrade to the Strait of Georgia Shore Station for Ocean Networks Canada (ONC).

The work scope consists of design, supply, installation and system integration testing of the upgraded system.

The new system should provide ONC with the ability to monitor and control the power system in the Shore Station. New functionality will allow remote access and include soft start capabilities, as well as share commonality with other shore stations.

“This shore station will provide a benefit to the system and its operators by offering increased reliability and controls equivalent to the Saanich Inlet observatory,” says Scott Williams, OW systems engineer. “This will allow for increased ease of use and the ability to monitor and control the system remotely.”

OceanWorks has supported ONC cabled observatories since 2006.