Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) deploys Halifax Line with VR3/4 Float Collars

On March 28 and 29, 2011, the OTN deployment team in collaboration with personnel from Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Bedford Institute of Oceanography and Acadia University extended OTN’s Halifax Line to 72 receiver stations, from just 37, an additional
distance of almost 30 km. The Halifax Line, now extending almost 60 km offshore deployed 5 of the receiver stations using Kintama Float Collars. Consisting of a mix of VEMCO VR2, VR3 and VR4 receivers, the Halifax line is planned for more than 200 stations overall with nearly half of those stations being deployed with Kintama Float Collars later this year. More information on OTN’s Halifax Line can be found here, and a video showing a sampling of the deployments (with some groovy East Coast music accompanying it).