NEPTUNE Canada: Status and Future. Chris Barnes NEPTUNE Canada, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2, Canada [email protected] www.neptunecanada.ca www.venus.uvic.ca www.oceannetworks.ca. Earth-ocean processes and systems. Transforming the ocean sciences.
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Principal elements in building a regional cabled observatory: the last decade
NEPTUNE Canada Funding Awarded to Date observatory: the last decade
Installation and Operating Funding awarded 2003-2012
NEPTUNE STAGES 1 & 2 observatory: the last decade
L3 MariPro and Alcatel-Lucent
Networks observatory: the last decade
400m Vertical Profiler
Jacobs Univ., Bremen, Germany
Complex new technology developments
NGK Ocean, Japan
Benoît Pirenne, Victoria, Sep 29, 2009
TEMPO-mini: for Endeavour vents observatory: the last decade
All to same scale observatory: the last decade
Wildlife Computer Mk10 PAT
Popup Archival Transmitting
Satellite Tag - TOPP
TOPP + POST =
Transition to Acoustic Archival Download (AAD) tags for the 21st Century
A POST salmon smolt
V9 - 2y program
V9 - >4 mo life
V7 - >4 mo life
V6 - pre-production
Lotek Geolocating Archival Tags
Hybrid Acoustic/Archival Tags remain small, but increase recapture rate
Jackson et al. Mar. Freshwater Res. 2005
Integrated AAD tags could download a salmon’s entire life history
to POST/OTN curtains on spawning migration without recapture!
NEPTUNE Canada: Governance and Management observatory: the last decade
Overall Performance Evaluation and Value-for-Money Audit of the CFI
As part of its Funding Agreement with the Government of Canada, the CFI must carry out an overall performance evaluation of its activities at least every five years, as well as a value-for-money audit. This requirement was completed and submitted to Industry Canada for a March 31, 2010 deadline.
The evaluation of the CFI was conducted by an independent third party (KPMG). It
focused on the achievement of the CFI against its national objectives and addresses global questions regarding results, design and delivery, and relevance.
The audit of the CFI, also conducted by an independent third party (KPMG), examined the management practices and processes in place to achieve the CFI national objectives and whether they are carried out efficiently, effectively and economically.
The evaluation and audit were supplemented by an independent report by an
International Review Panel (IRP). The IRP was tasked with overseeing a high quality, credible process that would deliver valuable information for accountability and management decision-making purposes. As part of its mandate, the IRP was asked to formulate overall conclusions and recommendations on the performance of the CFI
Budget 2010 and future CFI competitions
In the recent federal budget, the Government of Canada reiterated its ongoing
commitment to support the CFI’s future activities, including one or more new
competition(s) to be launched by December 2010.
The CFI expects to soon finalize a funding agreement with the Government of Canada on the allocation of the $600 million from Budget 2009. We remain committed to making strategic investments in current and new infrastructure that promotes leading-edge research; fostering partnerships among universities, colleges and business researchers that encourage private-sector innovation; and ensuring that world-class research facilities in Canada maintain their global leadership role.
Our next update will provide more details on CFI programs allocations and the proposed timelines of future competitions.
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