NANOOS is now serving up a new in-situ near-real-time asset on NVS from Vancouver Island University (VIU), a NANOOS member located in Nanaimo, BC (Canada).
The monitoring site is at the Deep Bay Marine Field Station in Baynes Sound, part of the VIU Centre for Shellfish Research (CSR). From their web site: “The Deep Bay Marine Field Station supports both pure and applied coastal and marine research activities related to: sustainable shellfish aquaculture development; preservation of coastal ecosystems; and inter-disciplinary projects involving local communities.” Thanks to station manager, Brian Kingzett, for first approaching NANOOS about this collaboration in 2012 and overcoming the challenges that came up. Brian and his tech Ben Al worked with NANOOS to put all the data streaming pieces in place and populate NVS metadata. Accomplishing this was also made much more feasible by the NANOOS-PCSGA monitoring partnership in WA and OR, which has resulted in common recommendations for sensors, sensor software, and data streaming protocols within the Pacific NW shellfish growing community. You can go directly to the new site on NVS at this link: nvs.nanoos.org/Explorer?action=oiw:fixed_platform:VIUCSR_Deepbay