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Fugro to Deploy Latest RAMMS Tech to Map Lake Huron

Fugro is mobilizing its Rapid Airborne Multibeam Mapping System (RAMMS) to Ontario, Canada, to acquire 3,147 square kilometers of high-resolution bathymetry data over Lake Huron for the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS).The survey is expected to last six months from data collection to data delivery and will support the agency’s ongoing nautical charting updates in the country’s Great Lakes region.Fugro has used RAMMS throughout North America, the Caribbean and Europe since launching the next-generation airborne lidar system in 2018. In addition to nautical charting, RAMMS has supported

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Overwatch: Advancing NATO’s Maritime Situational Awareness via Commercially Available Space-based Assets

very difficult to accomplish with military acquisitions competing with much required social and economic impetus projects.  Thus, NATO’s nations absolutely need to look at more cost-effective options and models for acquisition and implementation.The Author: Captain Todd Bonnar, M.S.C., CD from Canada heads the Warfare Analysis Team at Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Center of Excellence in Norfolk, VA.  

Offshore Wind Webinar: North American Opportunities and Challenges

Offshore wind has the potential to impact North America's entire offshore energy, maritime, ports and logistics value chain. An October 22 webinar presented by World Energy Reports, Ørsted and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will deliver insights on the current progress, future pace and direction of development in the offshore wind market in North America.When: October 22, 2020, 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (U.S. and Canada)Register here.

RBR Moves into New HQ

a new office is at once a combination of delight, vision, and perseverance”, said Greg Johnson, President. “This building provides concrete testament to the growth experienced here, and is also our firm commitment to a future that continues on the same path.”RBR has named one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Growth 500 for the past several years

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RBR Opens New Ottawa Headquarters

at once a combination of delight, vision and perseverance,” said Greg Johnson, RBR president. “This building provides concrete testament to the growth experienced here, and is also our firm commitment to a future that continues on the same path.”RBR, an MTR100 company, has named one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Growth 500 for the past several years and attributes this to a reflection of sharp focus and commitment to customer success

Ocean Startup Challenge Awards 14 Companies $25K Each

the markets, had innovative technologies and the right team to execute on plans to solve major ocean challenges.“The winners of the Ocean Startup Challenge showed strong potential to build globally competitive, market-focused solutions,” said Melody Pardoe, Chief Engagement Officer of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster. “Through the judging process it became clear that more and more innovators are identifying and pursuing opportunities in ocean sectors, and we're very excited to see these teams advance their business through the Ocean Startup Project and contribute to Canada'

“Environmental’ limits are available which are aimed at reducing underwater noise emissions without imposing onerous design limitations and the need to put damping on every panel, stiffener & dinner plate.” Jesse Spence, President, NCE

Mitigating Underwater Noise

on its impact to wildlife has been a long-running concern, growing in stature in recent years as the overall health and well-being of the ocean and ocean issues have risen in the public conscience.  “Early in 2019 there was a meeting held at the IMO offices in London, organized by Transport Canada, to attempt to quantify what we should do regarding underwater noise limits and quantifiable approaches to noise mitigation. These meetings have all been in response to the rising recognition of our impacts to marine life, with respect to noise,” said Spence. “Looking forward, I believe

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Charting Terradepth's Big Ambitions in the Unmanned Vehicle Space

.AUVs are now also a relatively mature technology, although companies are nibbling at alternative ways to deploy and recover them without the need for manned vessels. The latter is just what a new outfit, Terradepth, is working on – complete with a new design of AUV, with hardware build support from Canada’s Cellula Robotics. Founded in 2018, Terradepth wants to bring a new multi-AUV mapping concept to market. Crucially, it’s one that doesn’t rely on surface vessels. Terradepth is also looking to change the model around how underwater data is owned and sold.The company, based in Austin

Ocean Startup Challenge Shortlists 31 Companies for Prize

ecosystem. The training is designed to arm the innovators and entrepreneurs with the skills to get their solutions to the next stage and prepare for pitch sessions to the final judges.“We were pleased by the breadth of applications, and the overall response from coast to coast to coast within Canada, and from around the world,” added Grant. “The quality and influx of applications reinforce the momentum and opportunities in this country’s ocean sector.”For a short description of each company’s technology and where they are located, visit  https://www.oceanstartupchal

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