NEPTUNE: Relaying Real-Time Data from the Bottom of the Sea

By: | November 24th, 2014

Image courtesy NEPTUNE Canada

The North-East Pacific Time-Series Underwater Networked Experiment, most commonly referred to as NEPTUNE, costs non-profit organization Ocean Networks Canada $17 million a year in order to relay real-time data from the bottom of the ocean up to researchers and the public.

Essentially, the 500 mile subsea infrastructure is responsible for providing information on a whole slew of things, including the health of the ocean and signs of seismic activity.

NEPTUNE’s data is available to anyone who can connect to the internet, providing streaming content of its data worldwide.

This deep sea streaming has literally created an internet-connected tectonic plate.

Michael Cooney

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