The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) is a global aquatic research, data management and partnership platform headquartered at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
300+ species tracked
across 800 projects globally
A global community of researchers is using OTN’s infrastructure and analytical tools to track the movements and survival of keystone, commercially important and endangered species.
The Ocean Tracking Network 2022 annual report
A message from the directors: Since 2008, the Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) has been creating a research, data management and infrastructure platform that tightly integrates biological, oceanographic and social sciences, promotes technological innovation and fosters...
Newly funded STRAITS project to track aquatic life across Europe and beyond
A new research project funded by Horizon Europe will track aquatic animals across all four corners of Europe in support of conservation and management. Strategic Infrastructure for Improved Animal Tracking in European Seas (STRAITS) is a four-year, 3.5-million-euro...
The Ocean Tracking Network endorsed by UNESCO as part of the UN Ocean Decade
On June 8, 2022, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) endorsed nine projects as part of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Six of those are nestled under the Marine Life 2030 program, including the...
The Ocean Tracking Network receives $38.5 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation
The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), headquartered at Dalhousie University, has been awarded a grant of $38.5 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Major Science Initiatives (MSI) Fund, bringing the total amount awarded to OTN for its 2017-2029...
OTN-supported researchers are addressing questions of relevance and priority in Canada and around the world.
2,800+ OTN receivers
deployed in key aquatic locations across the globe
OTN positions its equipment to link to and leverage existing receiver capacity, creating a worldwide network and providing truly global tracking coverage.
covered by gliders, and counting
OTN and partners are pioneering robotic oceanographic monitoring and data collection.
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