Date: November 18, 2005
UVic Offers Sneak Peek at New Seafloor Observatory
The Victoria Experimental Network Under the Sea (VENUS) is getting its feet wet! Installation of the first leg of one of the world’s most advanced cabled seafloor observatories takes place later this month in Saanich Inlet north of Victoria, British Columbia—and the news media is invited to learn more about it.
A media briefing will take place at 9:30 a.m. (Pacific) on Nov. 16 on the Wave Venture, a marine cable installation and repair vessel docked at Ogden Point in
The $10.3-million Victoria Experimental Network Under the Sea (VENUS) facility will give scientists, educators, decision-makers, the marine technology industry, and the general public the freedom to “enter” and interact with the ocean environment—anytime and from anywhere—via the Internet. The Saanich Inlet array, and a
The industrial partners for the project are Global Marine Systems Ltd., operators of the Wave Venture, and OceanWorks International Corp., a North Vancouver-based supplier of specialized subsea work systems. The facility features technologies developed in
WHEN: November 16, 9:30 a.m. (Pacific)
WHERE: Wave Venture, Ogden Point, Pier A-South
Due to security concerns, registration for the media briefing is required at the dock gate. Advance notice of your attendance would be appreciated. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress warmly.
Patty Pitts, manager, media relations, at (250) 721-7656 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
Val Shore, research communications officer, at (250) 721-7641 or email@example.comFor more background on VENUS visit: www.venus.uvic.ca
UVic media releases and other resources for journalists are available on the World Wide Web at http://communications.uvic.ca/media