DFO’s Strategic Science Outreach team gave us the mandate to produce a short documentary video about ocean monitoring in the Pacific Ocean. Our journey started at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in British Columbia where we embarked on a cruise with the science crew to document their work as they surveyed the oceanographic monitoring stations in the Strait of Georgia and Juan de Fuca. The video’s narrative structure is driven by interviews with key DFO scientists. Underwater cameras were used to film below the surface and macro cinematography enabled us to film the microscopic life of the deep. This production was our first experience of flying a drone from a ship and we managed to capture stunning aerial footage of the CCGS “Vector” and its crew at work.