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Kraken Wins Canadian Government Contract

Kraken Robotics subsidiary Kraken Robotic Systems has been awarded a contract valued at $524,720 (CAD) (approximately US$405,500) with the Government of Canada for Kraken’s SeaVision 3D laser scanner.An underwater 3D laser imaging system designed to be fitted to remotely operated and autonomous underwater vehicles, SeaVision was initially pre-qualified under the Canadian government’s Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP). Effective April 1, 2019, BCIP became the Innovative Solutions Canada –Testing Stream (ISC-TS), delivered by Innovation, Science & Economic Development’s

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Safeguarding the Titanic Resting Place

salvage operations, the US Congress adopted the RMS Titanic Maritime Memorial Act. That legislation also provided for NOAA and the U.S. Department of State to negotiate an international agreement with interested nations to protect the site. As a result of that legislation, the US, the UK, France, and Canada negotiated an agreement that was signed in 2003.In November this year, the US officially completed the acceptance process for the agreement and it is officially in force. The agreement furthers the ability of the US and the UK to minimize threats to the integrity of the Titanic wreck site and its

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Airborne Hyperspectral Survey, Mineral Mapping in Greenland

ASL Environmental Sciences (ASL) in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada has, following a tender process, entered into a contract with the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Government of Greenland. Under this contract ASL will process and analyze a large amount of airborne hyperspectral data in order to produce mineral maps for the Gardar Province in south Greenland.Hyperspectral remote sensing (also referred to as imaging spectroscopy) provides image data recorded in a large number of wavelengths, many outside of the human visual range.  The image data can be used in the same fashion as a

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MetOcean Telematics Opens Ottawa Office

MetOcean Telematics has announced that it has opened a new office in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.   “This new location strengthens MetOcean’s regional presence, offers a single location for sales and product support in Ottawa where we can better serve our customers”, said Nelio DiCola, Business Development Manager with MetOcean Telematics.As a global Iridium Satellite, Value-Added Reseller (VAR) focused on hardware solutions, data services, and support, MetOcean Telematics is hopeful to further their expand their services to local customers.

The CCGS Capt. Jacques Cartier is the second state-of-the-art offshore fisheries science vessel that Seaspan Shipyards delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard in 2019. Photo: Seaspan Shipyards

CCG Adds OFSV to its Fleet

second OFSV delivered by Seaspan."The milestone in the shipbuilding process took place exactly five months and two days after the delivery of her sister ship, the CCGS Sir John Franklin. These two ships are the first large vessels delivered under the National Shipbuilding Strategy, the Government of Canada’s plan to renew the federal fleet with ships built in Canada for Canadians," said a press note.In addition to major partners like Thales Canada who are responsible for the vessel’s Electronic Systems and Vard Marine, Seaspan’s Platform Design partner, more than 600 Canadian

Subsea UK: New Board for 2020

new board members are Dorothy Burke, Managing Director at Ecosse IP, Suzy Davies, VP HSSE Greenfield Projects at Aker Solutions, Michael Jones, Chief Executive of SMD, Barry Macleod, Chief Executive of Rever Offshore, Tom Moore, Subsea Maintenance Lead at Shell UK and Jonathan Tame, Vice President UK and Canada for Subsea 7.Existing board members who were re-elected are: Zander Bruce, Subsea Operations Manager for BP North Sea; Bill Morrice, VP Commercial and Country Manager for TechnipFMC’s UK subsea business and Tim Sheehan, Global Business Development and Strategy Director at Boskalis Subsea Services

Duncan Mallace, newly appointed Chief Strategy Officer, XOCEAN and James Ives, CEO, XOCEAN. (Photo: XOCEAN)

XOCEAN Acquires 4D Ocean

projects for clients including BP, Equinor, PX Group and the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The services provided by XOCEAN include mapping the seabed, inspecting subsea structures and monitoring the environment.Currently XOCEAN has USVs in operation in the UK, Azerbaijan, Trinidad and Canada with plans to build an additional 22 USVs over the next 12 months and recruit an additional 140 employees to service the market demand.4D Ocean Founder and CEO, Duncan Mallace said “Both companies have been growing together at an unprecedented rate and it was obvious that there was great synergy

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XOCEAN Secures $8.7 mln in Funding

;s Chief Financial Officer Karen May said “It is a really exciting time for the business as we scale. This new investment allows us to accelerate our growth with expansion into new markets internationally.”Currently XOCEAN has USV’s in operation in the UK, Azerbaijan, Trinidad and Canada with plans to build an additional 22 USVs over the next 12 months and recruit an additional 140 employees to service the market demand.Commenting on the funding, James Ives, CEO, XOCEAN said “We are experiencing very strong market demand for our services and this funding will support our ambitious

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XOCEAN Attracts Funds for Global Growth

allows us to accelerate our growth with expansion into new markets internationally.”Having delivered projects for clients including BP, Equinor, PX Group and the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), Irish-based XOCEAN currently has USVs in operation in the UK, Azerbaijan, Trinidad and Canada, with plans to build an additional 22 USVs over the next 12 months and recruit an additional 140 employees to service the market demand.James Ives, CEO, XOCEAN, said, “We are experiencing very strong market demand for our services and this funding will support our ambitious scaling plans. XOCEAN&rsq

Ocean Infinity’s Kongsberg Hugin AUVs powered by four, 20 kWh Kraken batteries for a total of 80 kWh per vehicle. (Photo: Kraken Robotics)

Kraken Gives Ocean Infinity AUVs an Energy Boost

and include an integrated battery management system within each battery module.Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President and CEO, said, “We are very pleased to support Ocean Infinity’s AUV fleet battery upgrade. We started this new development effort in Q3, 2018, and our teams in Germany and Canada have worked tirelessly to deliver for Ocean Infinity. By the end of this year, we expect to have completed delivery of more than 1,300 kWh of batteries to Ocean Infinity. We look forward to continuing to support this important customer and strategic partner.”Josh Broussard, Ocean Infinity&rsquo

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