Equipment loaner program

Equipment loaner program


To support aquatic animal tracking worldwide and help leverage valuable research funding, the Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) offers equipment loans.

OTN maintains a loaner pool of Innovasea Vemco acoustic receiver units available for borrow by researchers within academia, government, non-profits, and industry. This equipment enables aquatic telemetry research studies around the world, and supports the expansion of OTN’s global community of users. Loans are issued based on equipment availability and following a successful application and review.

Criteria for equipment loans

Applications will be evaluated based on:
  • The scientific and technical merit of the proposal
  • The relevance of the proposal to advancing OTN’s scientific and strategic goals and objectives
  • How the project is advancing, or could advance, principles of equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility within the field of research
  • The potential for the deployment to foster connectivity with other telemetry researchers in the region, and to assist with growing the collaborative global network

Application procedure

To determine the availability of equipment for loan and to discuss a potential application, interested researchers are requested to contact

Further information on equipment loans  can be found on the OTN data portal.

Prior to applying, please ensure project timelines account for any permitting requirements within the area of study. Please also account for time for OTN to review the loan request (minimum of two months). Successful applications will be required to sign an equipment loan agreement prior to the shipment of gear.

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