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The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) is a global aquatic research, data management and partnership platform headquartered at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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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.


1,145+ researchers

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.

80,000 km

covered by gliders, and counting

OTN and partners are pioneering robotic oceanographic monitoring and data collection. 


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