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Barry MacLeod has been named CEO of the newly rebranded Rever Offshore (Photo: Rever Offshore)

Rever Offshore Names MacLeod CEO

included operations director, asset management director and – latterly – managing director; a post he has held for the past five years.MacLeod has extensive engineering and project management experience within the wider oil and gas industry, having delivered projects across the North Sea, Canada and West Africa with subsea contractors and consultancies.Rever Offshore, formerly known as Bibby Offshore, completed a full rebrand in January of this year following the transition to new ownership

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COVE Welcomes Aboard IBM Canada

COVE announced that IBM Canada has joined the ocean business park as a tenant, one of 50 currently in residence.“We are very pleased to welcome IBM Canada to COVE,” says Jim Hanlon, CEO at COVE. “IBM has proven its commitment to the growing field of ocean data analytics and we feel this new tenancy at COVE further helps support COVE’s position as a significant hub for ocean technology, not just in Nova Scotia, but globally.”IBM is one of Canada’s top 10 private R&D investors and last year contributed more than $478 million to Canadian research activities. In

IBM Canada Joins COVE

COVE has announced that IBM Canada has joined the ocean business park as a tenant, one of 50 currently in residence.IBM is one of Canada’s top 10 private research and development investors and last year contributed more than $478 million to Canadian research activities. In September 2018, it was revealed that IBM, along with COVE, Dalhousie University, the Ocean Frontier Institute, the Government of Canada, local industry and the Province of Nova Scotia, were collaborating on the rollout of DeepSense – a world class big ocean data innovation environment.“IBM is committed to supporting

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ASL Hires Taillefer

—often in high tempo naval and military operations. Taillefer has extensive operational experience in applying his expertise and knowledge in the oceanographic tactical domain. He spearheaded operational oceanography, acoustic modeling and decisional technologies with DND, General Dynamics (GD) Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) since the early 1990s.  At GD Canada, his work spanned from coordination and installation of sonar systems aboard Swedish warships at two Swedish shipyards (Karlskrona and Muskö Naval Base), worked on the Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone (MHP) program and the

The 95-meter Hydrographic Survey Vessel is said to be the most complex vessel ever built in South Africa  (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg on board South African Navy Survey Vessels

Survey Vessel being built by Southern African Shipyards (SAS) in Durban. Due for delivery in 2022, the new 95 meters long, 17.5 meters wide ship is billed as one of the most complex vessels to be built in South Africa and will replace the SAS Protea, which has been in service since 1972. Built to a VARD Canada ice-strengthened design, its top speed of 18 knots, 10,000 nautical mile range and 44-day mission endurance will enable high quality mapping surveys throughout the southern hemisphere.Kongsberg Maritime will deliver a turnkey survey package for diverse environments to the new ship, including: EM

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Regulator: Expand Pipeline, Protect Killer Whales

Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) regulator recommended on Friday that Ottawa approve expansion of the government-owned Trans Mountain oil pipeline, but made new, nonbinding recommendations to mitigate harm to Pacific Ocean killer whales and the environment.The pipeline is in the national interest as it will create jobs and give Canadian oil access to more markets, the NEB said in a report. But expanding it is likely to significantly harm the killer whale population off the coast of British Columbia and increase greenhouse gas emissions from ships, the board said in its report.It made 16 new

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New Submarine Cable System for Canada

Prysmian Group won a contract worth $19 million by New Brunswick Power Corporation (NB Power), the largest electric utility in the Atlantic Canada based in the province of New Brunswick. The Fundy Isles Project involves the development of a new submarine cable link which will allow the upgrade of the capacity of the existing submarine transmission system in the Passamaquoddy Region of the Bay of Fundy.The new power cable link will connect Deer Island, Campobello Island and Grand Manan Island to the mainland power grid in the Canadian province.Prysmian Group will be responsible for the design

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Waters West of Europe Drive Ocean Overturning

Irminger basins. In a departure from the prevailing scientific view, the study shows that most of the conversion from warm to cold water—or ‘overturning’ and its month-to-month variability—is occurring in regions between Greenland and Scotland, rather than in the Labrador Sea off Canada, as many past modeling studies have suggested.Overturning variability in this northeastern section of the North Atlantic was seven times greater than in the Labrador Sea, and it accounted for 88 percent of the total variance documented across the entire North Atlantic over the 21-month study period

Study: Sunflower Sea Star Population in Peril

.NOAA scientists surveyed sunflower sea stars in thousands of deep trawls from Mexico to the Canadian border and recorded 100 percent decline in all states in deep water down to 1,000 meters.The research was supported by the National Science Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, NOAA and the Department of Commerce

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JW Fishers’ Pulse 8X Continues to Outperform

military and law enforcement dive teams using the Pulse 8X are the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, Connecticut State Police, Swedish Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, US Naval Surface Warfare Center, Texas Highway Patrol, New Jersey State Police, Policia de Puerto Rico, Ottawa Police Service in Canada, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Olmstead Sheriffs Dive Team in Minnesota, Maine State Police, and the U.S. Navy Expeditionary Combat Command and their Facilities Engineering Service Center in California

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Schottel Merges Tidal Units to Sustainable Marine Energy

, including UK subsidiary TidalStream Ltd and Canadian subsidiary Black Rock Tidal Power Inc (BRTP)."Following the successful collaboration between SME, Schottel Hydro and Black Rock Tidal Power to develop and demonstrate the PLAT-I floating tidal energy system, with deployments in Scotland and in Canada, Schottel has made a strategic decision to merge its tidal energy businesses into SME," said a press statement from Sustainable Marine Energy.The provider of tidal energy technology anchor solutions for marine current turbines said that  Schottel  has transferred all its tidal energy

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More Tenants Move into COVE Facility

to onboard tenants in 2019.“We’re pleased to announce RBR, Precise Design and Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association (NSBA) have moved into COVE,” said Jim Hanlon, CEO of COVE, a collaborative facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector located in Halifax Harbor, in Nova Scotia, Canada.COVE's mission is to propel the ocean economy by providing high quality marine infrastructure and a collaborative space in which a community of ocean enterprises can start, grow and prosper. Its primary goal is to support ocean technology commercialization and business growth.RBRRBR creates instrument

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Offshore Wind Market Expected to Reach $50 bln by 2023

these installations.The offshore wind market in the Europe region is currently leading and is followed by North-America and Asia-Pacific market.But it is expected that North-America will grow at the highest CAGR, owing to the approval of various offshore wind farm projects in countries such as U.S and Canada, where there has been a substantial investment towards the growth of non-conventional electricity generation. These factors will drive the market for offshore wind market in North American region during the forecast period.The key players of global offshore wind market are Siemens AG (Germany), Vestas

Marta Padilla, Software Developer, Teledyne CARIS (Photo: Teledyne CARIS)

Teledyne CARIS’ Padilla Earns National Award for Excellence

as the Undergraduate Extraordinary Award for the best academic transcript in February 2016. She then earned a Master’s Degree in Geodesy and Cartography from the Polytechnic University of Madrid where she was the recipient of a graduate award for the best academic transcript. In 2016, she moved to Canada where she completed an MSc of Geodesy and Geomatics at the University of New Brunswick.“We’re all very excited to learn that Marta has received this award,” commented Patrick Bradley, Director of Engineering, Teledyne CARIS. “Having joined Teledyne CARIS last fall, Marta is

Jonathan Heastie, Reed Exhibitions

Voices: Jonathan Heastie, Reed Exhibitions

– so we will be providing a selection of on-water demos allowing attendees to see and experience the technology in action.In terms of actual attendee numbers, we were delighted to connect 1,775 unique attendees from around the world at the inaugural San Diego event, many from across the U.S. and Canada and from a variety of ocean-based industries. Although that was a solid start, we are eager to mirror the growth of the London event, and plan to attract 2,750 from across the Americas and beyond next year.What do you consider to be your best ‘lessons learned’ in the wake of the first

Fig. 1: Teledyne RDI ADCP attached to a hydrographic package before lowering to great depths. Credit: J. Lemus (U. Hawaii). https://goo.gl/VfvYn1

Full-Depth Current Profiling Around the Global Ocean

deep currents.Fig. 5: LADCP data show the deep extent of the Great Whirl, a large intense gyre off Somalia.Units: Depth(m), Distance(deg). Credit: T. Chereskin (Scripps Inst. Oceanography) https://goo.gl/WsmhuVLong-Term SectionsFor two decades, German researchers have monitored boundary currents off Canada at 53°N. Across their persistent section defined by 3–5 moorings, the scientists repeated 12–15 LADCP stations during 13 cruises. As a result, data from 150 LADCP stations supplemented the moorings to describe the overturning contribution from the Labrador Sea. Strong currents were

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Exploring Deep-seafloor Mineral Deposits

able to minimize the disturbance to the seafloor and its surrounding environment.This project forms part of the NOC’s ongoing research into seafloor resources and is a collaboration with the British Geological Survey (BGS), the Universities of Southampton, Cardiff and Leeds, Memorial University in Canada, as well as Oxford Museum, GEOMAR, Nautilus Minerals, VNIIOkeangeologia from Russia, and SMD Ltd

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