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Source: OceansAdvance

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

Cables SAS/Bathymetry Overlay  (Image: Kraken)

Kraken Reports Contracts Worth $2.8 Million

, sales cycle lengths and ability to deliver product and services in a timely manner.Kraken went on to share a list of notable updates by products and service.Underwater Vehicle PlatformsKATFISH towed underwater vehicleIn 2019, Kraken completed several customer demonstrations at sea in both the U.S. and Canada. Several military and commercial companies are in various stages of evaluating KATFISH along with our Autonomous Launch and Recovery Systems (ALARS). The company said it feels confident in its ability to deliver significant growth from this platform in 2020 and 2021 based on the current status within

RENDERING OF NEW VIKING SHIP: This rendering shows what the new Viking expedition ships will look like, including the hangar for launching small vessels. Credit: Viking

NOAA-Viking Public Private Partnership, a Win-win for Research

US ports.When asked about PVSA issues a Viking spokesman wrote in an email:“Viking operates in full compliance with the PVSA.  None of the itineraries has both embarkation and disembarkation in U.S. ports.  The voyages begin either in the U.S. (Milwaukee or New York City) and end in Canada (Thunder Bay or Toronto), or the reverse. Viking operates similar U.S.-Canada itineraries. (Its) Viking Star has two planned sailings in September 2020, which operates between New York and Montreal, also stopping in Quebec City, Saguenay, Gaspé, Halifax and Boston.”On the Mississippi

Oi London 2020 will be a meeting point for over 500 exhibitors. Photo from Oi London 2018
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Oi London 2020 Marks 50th Anniversary

and global marketplace for maritime industry professionals, academics and government representatives alike.Emphasizing this vigorous international feel, new pavilions for Massachusetts and Italy are being introduced for Oi London 2020, taking their place alongside returning delegations from companies in Canada, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Ireland and the US. The general expansion of key resources is also reflected in an increased prominence for show mainstays including the Future Tech Hub, spotlighting advanced solutions from new-to-market technologists, and the Ocean ICT Zone, which will

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US, Canadian Forces Ready Marine Mammal Monitoring System

means we’re equipped to both protect the marine mammals and accomplish the missions we use the test ranges for.”McCormick said a successful demonstration in the Nanoose Range could also lead to further Canadian use of the technology.“There are a few ranges on the east and west coast of Canada that could benefit from this system.  We first need to demonstrate success here with detection, localization and classification,” said McCormick.  “After that, it will be up to the science community to generate the research needed to shape our decisions and responsible use of

Fig.1: A Slocum glider from Teledyne Webb Research, en route to deployment. Credit: Rutgers University.

Measuring the Hostile Ocean Beneath Hurricanes

subsurface data to support response work. Recent payloads have included turbulence sensors for measuring ocean mixing, bio-acoustic sensors for assessing zooplankton stocks off Antarctica, and hydrophones for near real-time monitoring of North Atlantic right whales off the east coasts of U.S. and Canada. Slocum gliders are serving new roles at Antarctic research sites as well, especially at the edge of ice sheets.Storm Monitoring GlidersFor the last decade, Slocum gliders from Teledyne Webb Research have monitored the challenging waters associated with severe storms, sending reports even while encounteri

imon R. James (Photo: James Fisher Marine Services)

James Fisher Appoints Subsea Ops Director

James Fisher Marine Services appointed Simon R. James as its new Subsea Operations Director effective February 2020.James joins with more than 25 years’ of experience in the marine, offshore and subsea service sectors, having held director-level roles at DeepOcean, Fugro and Iremis.In his career to date, Simon has worked with large and prestigious companies, both in the UK and abroad. Most recently, he held the position of Director of Operations at EM&I Group where he improved effectiveness and drove efficiency across operations in the Americas, Africa, Canada and Southeast Asia.

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Exploring Under The ice (& Keeping your AUV in one piece)

can be notoriously difficult, and ISE has built up a wealth of experience in the 25+ years since it began sending vehicles to the polar regions. In addition to the most recent Antarctica mission, ISE’s AUVs have been to the Arctic multiple times. Notably, two of ISE’s AUVs created for Canada’s Project Cornerstone completed 1000km of under ice survey in 2010, and for Project Spinnaker ISE-built Theseus laid 100s of kilometers of fiber optic cable.A multitude of factors led to these successful operations, and in this article we’ll discuss some of the inherent dangers of working

Photo: Forum Energy Technologies

Forum ROV to Support Arctic Research

Forum Energy Technologies has secured an order from Amundsen Science (Université Laval, Canada) to supply a light work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to support its Arctic scientific research activities.The vehicle will be installed on board the Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen and will support the exploration of Arctic and Sub-arctic seafloor eco-systems. Equipped with 85 scientific systems, the CCGS Amundsen gives Canadian researchers and their international collaborators unprecedented access to the Arctic Ocean.Forum’s Sub-Atlantic Comanche ROV is equipped to a high

Blue whale in the Pacific Ocean. Photo credit: Jessica Morten, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, National Ocean Service, NOAA

Study: How Changes in Shipping Patterns Affect Whales

, some whales are moving farther north to find food. These changes could expose them to new risks, including increased ship strike risk.  The locations of shipping lanes have been moved in the past to accommodate and protect endangered North Atlantic right whales as they migrate from Florida up to Canada. Redfern is excited about the tools she has developed to assess risks to marine species and looks forward to using them to solve conservation challenges on the East Coast

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