Spring 2019



The Canada Foundation for Innovation invests in OTN:

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced $160 million for research labs in Canada on Monday. The funding comes from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s Major Science Initiatives Fund (CFI-MSI), part of a historic $4 billion federal commitment to empowering science and research innovation in Canada, of which approximately approximately $2.3 million will support operations at the Ocean Tracking Network. Read more here.
Snow crab acoustically tagged in the Northwest Atlantic | F. Whoriskey


Please save the date for the 2019 OTN Symposium immediately following the 5th ICFT in Arendal, Norway. 

The OTN Symposium will begin on the evening of June 28, accompanied by a full day of workshops, discussions and presentations on June 29. 

Topics and activities will include:

  • Student presentations 
  • Next generation problem solving and integration 
  • Continuation of ideasOTN—synthesis and publication 
  • Technical best practices workshop 
  • Risk assessment and management opportunities
  • Developing and integrating key research themes

To RSVP for the OTN Symposium, please email OTN Special Projects Manager Amy Hill by June 1, 2019: amyhill@dal.ca 

We look forward to seeing you there! 

ICYMI: The OTN 10 Year Report highlights OTN Canada research and select global projects. The synthesis encapsulates eight years of training and infrastructure advancements that were made possible through the paired CFI-NSERC-SSHRC IJVP funding. This book highlights the Network’s accomplishments, training and partnerships over its first decade under its core mandates to track, connect and transform.

Explore the synthesis in full here.


May 3, HopYard Halifax: Big Spruce Tag! You’re It! Launch with Ocean Tracking Network

May 11, Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market: Science Rendezvous with Ocean Tracking Network and SuperNOVA 

June 8, Terence Bay Wharf, NS: OTN & Torpedo Rays Scuba: World Oceans Day Dive Against Debris HFX 


OTN Computer Programmer, application deadline May 3/19

OTN Office Manager, application deadline May 13/19


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