Maritime Museum of B.C., Ocean Networks Canada in new partnership

The Maritime Museum of B.C. has teamed up with Ocean Networks Canada to educate people about the ocean and technology.

“Ocean Networks Canada partners with museums and public engagement organizations across the country to increase ocean literacy and share the power of ocean technology to help us better understand the ocean environment,” said Maia Hoeberechts, Ocean Network’s associate director.

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The University of Victoria-based group monitors Canada’s coasts, delivering data in real-time for scientific research to help communities, governments and industry make better decisions on ocean management.

The museum’s mandate is to preserve and promote the maritime heritage of the province. “This is an exciting development for us at a time when we are trying to expand our operations to not only serve the citizens of Greater Victoria, but also fellow Canadians,” said David Leverton, museum executive director.

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