The Province of BC has contracted Ocean Networks Canada (ONC -- at UVic) to develop an Early Earthquake Warning system to alert southwestern BC of the imminent arrival of shaking waves from a Cascadia subduction zone event. The $5M investment leverages previous investments from the Federal and Provincial governments in setting up the ONC infrastructure.

The presentation will introduce the concept and its expected benefits, the project and its deliverables. It will indicate how several BCNET members and the provincial research network infrastructure will be involved either as contributors or as users of the outcomes. The breadth of the project will be highlighted through its geographical extent, the technologies used, the necessary digital infrastructure, as well as its social aspects.


BenoƮt Pirenne

Director, User Engagement, Ocean Networks Canada