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Video: Seaspan Shipyards Launches CCGS John Cabot

and Labrador.CCGS John Cabot and previously delivered sister ships, CCGS Sir John Franklin, now stationed in Victoria, British Columbia, and CCGS Capt Jacques Cartier, stationed in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, are the first class of ships built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), the Government of Canada’s strategy to renew the fleets of the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. Two ships have been delivered and the third launched from Seaspan’s Vancouver shipyard over the course of 13 months.The OFSV is fully equipped to support Fisheries and Oceans scientists in the collection

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Dalhousie University: Quiet Oceans Speak Volumes During Lockdown

, particularly those listed on the endangered species list, like killer whales.David Barclay, an assistant professor in the Department of Oceanography, and researchers in his lab took advantage of the current lockdown to explore how the underwater soundscape has changed during the pandemic. Oceans Network Canada, a University of Victoria initiative that operates ocean observatories in the northeast Pacific Ocean and the Salish Sea, provided hydrophones that allowed Barclay and his team to analyse the noise environment of British Columbia’s coastal waters.The paper, recently accepted for publication

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Deep Sea Mining Could Destroy Undiscovered Species, Says Ocean Panel

zones should be established across all ocean regions under the ISA's jurisdiction.The authors also recommended countries should encourage the recycling of battery metals to reduce the need to find new supplies.The Ocean Panel brings together heads of state from 14 countries, including Australia, Canada, Chile, Kenya, Japan and Norway.(Reporting by Helen Reid; editing by Barbara Lewis

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Fast-moving Waterfalls in the Deep Sea

, to the deep-sea. Avalanches of sediment that flow down these channels also pose a hazard to networks of seafloor cables that underpin global communications, including the internet.An international research team, including NOC, Universities of Durham, Southampton and Hull (UK), Geological Survey of Canada, and University of New Hampshire (USA), performed the most detailed repeated mapping of any submarine channel to date. Time-lapse surveys acquired over nine years in Bute Inlet, British Columbia, revealed a dramatic series of up to 30 m-tall, steep cliffs (called ‘knickpoints’) that resemble

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COVE Internship Project Begins Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

prior to the project start date allowing the interns to hit the ground running on their first day. The interns will be engaged in project-based Working Integrated Learning (WIL) by virtual means, a new reality in the current workplace.Funding for the Internship Program has been provided by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Department of Labor and Advanced Education (LAE). Both partners are interested in providing the entrepreneurs of the future the opportunity to apply their education in actual industry settings and as a result building the pipeline for future ocean tech companies

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COVE Releases Blue Economy Children’s Book

for kids, families and teachers. Wave of the Future is an interactive resource for kids, families and teachersThe book teaches children about industries that work in, on and around the ocean, and how we use the ocean’s resources to explore and study the ocean.  The “Wave of the Future, Canada’s Sustainable Blue Economy” was the inspiration from Dr. Sherry Scully, an educator who has spent six years studying careers in the ocean industry. Dr. Scully, along with Anna Naylor, used results from their Student Intentions and Perceptions Study 2019 as a base for the book. The study

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IOG Taps Subsea 7 for North Sea Project SURF

campaign being prepared for the second half of this year. We have already been working with Subsea 7 for several months under a pre-contractual arrangement and with the contract now finalized we look forward to further developing our constructive relationship."Jonathan Tame, Vice President UK & Canada, Subsea 7, said: "We are pleased to be awarded this contract, which strengthens our reputation as a global provider of value-driven SURF solutions. We look forward to collaborating with IOG to ensure the cost-effective, safe, and timely execution of each phase of the development."Subsea

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Robotics Community Gains Access to Xsens IMUs

agreement with Clearpath Robotics, the manufacturer of robot development platforms, which will make it easier for R&D teams and university researchers to use the popular MTi-series of inertial measurement units (IMU, VRU, AHRS and GNSS/INS) in robot designs.Under the arrangement, Ontario, Canada-based Clearpath Robotics has been appointed as an authorized distributor of Xsens’ MTi-series with a regional focus on Canada and the Eastern United States.Clearpath Robotics enjoys close relationships with a broad community of researchers, academics and R&D teams who use robots such as

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Oceans Advance Pilot Project: Young Women in Ocean Technology

The Ocean Technology Sector has been identified as a growth area for Atlantic Canada.  The 2017 Atlantic Canada OT Sector Export and FDI Strategy clearly identified potential growth opportunities for this sector.OceansAdvance is committed to fulfilling the vision of the Atlantic Growth Strategy by helping firms in the Region increase their export value into international markets as well as to help build a talent pipeline for the future with supporting the development and retention of HQP. As well we are anxious to support the research and academic community and to help grow the sector by supporting

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