Ocean Tracking Network

The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) is a groundbreaking $168 million science and technology innovation project that’s broadening our knowledge of marine wildlife under the waves. When fully deployed, it will include 17 new sensor arrays across all five of the globe’s oceans. These will link with project partner arrays and provide an unparalleled tool for tracking the global movements of thousands of marine animals—from fish to birds to polar bears.

OTN works closely with local companies such as Amirix and Satlantic, and its partners include universities, industry and government departments from across Canada and around the world. It includes experts in animal movement and behaviour, physical oceanography, data management and analysis, marine law and many other fields. When the network is fully deployed, it will be staged from all continents, including Antarctica.

Headquartered at Dalhousie University and part of the IORE, the Ocean Tracking Network is supported by a $45 million contribution from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Learn more at Ocean Tracking Network.