PROGRAM: Ocean Tracking Network

PROGRAM

Ocean Tracking Network

The climate is changing – of this we are sure. Marine life survival is becoming uncertain due to overfishing and changing migration patterns. Animals such as polar bears are becoming visibly anxious as their habitats begin to melt.

Human survival is directly linked to stable ocean life, which is why the Prince William Sound Science Center is working with the Ocean Tracking Network to further research into our warming planet.

The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) is a $168-million conservation project that is tracking thousands of marine animals around the world — from fish to birds to polar bears — using acoustic telemetry technology. They are also building a record of climate change — data that can be analyzed and then applied.

Headquartered at Dalhousie University, OTN unites leading ocean scientists around the globe. OTN is conducting the world’s most comprehensive and revolutionary examination of marine life and ocean conditions, and how they are changing as the earth warms. OTN data will lead to a global standard for ocean management in a way never before possible.