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Fugro, AGI Sell Seep Data off Canada

Fugro and partner Amplified Geochemical Imaging (AGI) are reporting recent success selling multiple licences for data from frontier regions offshore east coast Canada.The data were acquired during two separate hydrocarbon seep surveys in the Orphan Basin (2017) and Carson Basin (2018), both situated on the continental margin of Newfoundland.The data packages are being licensed by Fugro and include multibeam echo sounder data (bathymetry, backscatter intensity and water column), sub-bottom profiler data, heat flow measurements and shipboard geochemical screening analyses, Fugro said, adding that

(Photo: Andrew Edwards, Kraken Robotics)

Kraken's OceanVision Moving Ahead

Kraken Robotics' OceanVision marine technology development project will move forward with conditional approval – and millions in funding – from Canada's Ocean Supercluster.The three-year, $20 million project is being spearheaded by Kraken subsidiary Kraken Robotic Systems and is focused on the development of new technologies and products to enable an underwater robotics data acquisition and data analytics as a turnkey service solution for ultra-high definition seafloor imaging, mapping and analytics, including simultaneous acquisition of ocean environmental and marine habitat data.

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RBR Order to Support Great Lakes RAEON

hub will enable researchers to join forces in understanding our freshwater ecosystems,” said Roseann O’Reilly Runte, president and CEO of the CFI. “RAEON’s state-of-the-art infrastructure will push the boundaries of aquatic research and technology development, reinforcing Canada’s position as a leader in environmental stewardship and a global destination for service and innovation.”Four hundred RBRsolo³ T loggers (internally recording and powered temperature instruments) will be used in conjunction with acoustic telemetry arrays in Lake Ontario for the long-term

CEO Mark Lamarre and CPO John McCarthy of Seaspan Shipyards with Canadian Coast Guard officials. Photo: Seaspan

Seaspan Delivers Canada's First OFSV

Seaspan Shipyards has delivered Canada's first new Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSV), the CCGS Sir John Franklin, to the Canadian Coast Guard (Coast Guard).An official handover ceremony took place aboard the vessel attended by the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, senior officials from the Coast Guard, Seaspan and supply chain partners.The delivery of the first OFSV is the culmination of years of work by hundreds of dedicated Seaspan employees and supply chain partners from across Canada.As the first large vessel to be built and delivered to the Government of

Dr. Gary Borstad (Photo credit: Kevin Murnaghan)

Borstad Receives Val Shaw Memorial Award

applied to natural resource management. The award was presented at the 40th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing in Fredericton, New Brunswick on June 25, 2019. The Val Shaw Award was established in 1990 in memory of Val Shaw, an executive with the Bercha Group and a strong proponent of remote sensing in Canada.Gary was educated at the Universities of Alberta, Paris and McGill and has been active in remote sensing since 1975. With his partner, Lorraine, he founded Borstad Associates Ltd. in 1983 to provide remote sensing data acquisition and analysis internationally. In 2009, Borstad Associates merged with

Deploying the Kraken Katfish.

Offshore Survey Vessels: Ready for Faster Sensors

10 years, now in the role as CEO of LeeWay Marine, I am again evaluating robots, but from the perspective of finding a commercial solution that offers a competitive edge.LeeWay owns and operates survey vessels from the Center for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. COVE is one of several ocean technology hubs in Atlantic Canada (Canada’s four eastern-most provinces including Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick) and, therefore, we are immersed in a community which is hell-bent on developing the latest and greatest

CMA CGM Libra at South End Container Terminal in the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The port is a significant contributor to the regional economy: a recent economic impact report by Chris Lowe Planning and Management Group found that its output from operations in 2017/18 was C$1.97 billion, up 15 percent from 2015/16 values. Photo: Steve Farmer

PORTS: Halifax goes Digital

The Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, has implemented a ‘digitalization program’ to make it one of the most efficient and user-friendly ports on the eastern seaboard.Spanning 260 acres of federal land, Halifax Port Authority in Nova Scotia, Canada manages a diverse range of port properties and assets and, through its long-term capital plan, is steadily and strategically growing the size and capabilities of the port. HPA plans to produce a collection of assets designed to make Halifax a port of choice for the cargo industry through its extensive cargo handling capabilities based on modern

Weddell Sea polynya, initally 3,700 square miles, 2017. False color NASA satellite image shows ice in blue, clouds in white. (Photo: Scripps Institution of Oceanography)

Robotic Data Help Explain Mysterious Holes

. “In addition to this study, other analyses are beginning to emerge, which is a testament to both the significance of the event and the amount of information we have gathered on it thanks to SOCCOM.”Other co-authors on the paper are Kent Moore at the University of Toronto, who was the 2016-17 Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies at the UW; and Casey Brayton at the University of South Carolina, who initiated her work in the project as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at Scripps.SOCCOM is funded by the National Science Foundation. Campbell was supported

The ‘helicopter cabin’ (blue box structure) positioned above the pool. The ‘offshore worker’ is inside the cabin. (Photo: Tom Mulligan)

Rapid Reaction: Emergency Training Saves Lives

How to get out of an upturned helicopter in the sea – fast!Based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, RelyOn Nutec Canada supplies a large number of services to the maritime sector ranging from strategic planning to the delivery of effective training programs. The company’s products and services include training delivery and management, competence management and crisis management, providing support not only to individuals in building their career skills but also to national and multinational companies in organizing their training, competence and crisis management procedures.Accident simulationRelyOn

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JW Fishers’ Dropped Video Systems for Aquaculture

. The team’s experience speaks for itself as Senior Project Manager Bob Sweeney’s summary perfectly describes the precision, accuracy, and quality of our underwater systems: “the majority of our work is with the fish farming sector, Atlantic salmon and Rainbow trout, throughout Atlantic Canada where we are working on both proposed and existing aquaculture sites at depths of 20m to 300m. In this particular case, an aquaculture producer retained our services to initially scope an area to assess its potential for aquaculture development. Following the scoping exercise, we were once again

Stuart Cameron, managing director, Tim Sheehan, Business Development Director and Dax Edgly, Assets, Operations and Engineering Manager (Photo: Boskalis Subsea Services)

Boskalis Nets $126 Mln Subsea Contracts

and repair.”In addition to the recent contract awards, Boskalis reports it has also secured Master Service Agreements with most of the operators in the North Sea and is well on its way to becoming an established and recognized subsea engineering and construction partner in the UK, Norway and Canada.Cameron added, “Last year, Boskalis decided to give the UK more focus which has driven the growth in Aberdeen, where we are able to offer our customers diving services, SURF [subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines] delivery and, of course, specialist IRM solutions.“As Boskalis, we can

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