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COVE Welcomes Aboard IBM Canada

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 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 the development and commercialization

IBM Canada Joins COVE

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 the development and commercialization of

(Photo: Jude Van Der Meer, Dalhousie University)

Underwater Glider Goes Searching for North Atlantic Right Whales

JASCO Applied Sciences and Teledyne Webb Research have teamed to deploy a Slocum G3 underwater glider fitted with JASCO’s OceanObserver intelligent acoustic monitoring system in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.With the support of Dalhousie University and the Ocean Tracking Network, the glider was deployed September 15 in the Orpheline Channel on a six-week test mission to attempt to detect and record North Atlantic right whales. In 2017, 12 individuals of this endangered species died in the Gulf, likely as a result of ship strikes and entanglements in fishing gear.The 1.5-meter-long Slocum glider is

New Ocean Technology Innovation Center Opened

part of the Canadian economy." Darren Fisher, Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour.Bringing COVE from concept to reality has involved many partners, including the Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE), Waterfront Development, Innovacorp, Nova Scotia Community College, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Business Inc., the Nova Scotia Department of Business, and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.“New and sustainable solutions for regional, national and global ocean challenges are being created right here in Atlantic Canada,” says Dr. Alice Aiken,

Chamber of Marine Commerce Statement on Right Whale Necropsy Results

protect marine wildlife and habitat. The shipping industry reduces speed and alters routes in critical whale habitats, regularly collects important data for scientists and helps test new technology such as the early-warning whale alert system under development by a scientific group being hosted at Dalhousie University. Past measures taken in critical habitat such as the Bay of Fundy in 2003 have reduced the threat of ship strikes to North Atlantic right whales by more than 80 per cent. Ships have also taken voluntary protection measures around Saguenay Fjord and the St. Lawrence Estuary, including

Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced the creation of the Atlantic Science Enterprise Centre at the Gulf Fisheries Center in Moncton, N.B. (Photo: Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Canada Invests in Marine Science

, we will showcase to Canadians cutting-edge research undertaken by scientists at the Department and in schools, and open a window into the science behind the decisions that affect the health and sustainability of oceans. This agreement draws upon the expertise of many organizations including Dalhousie University and the National Film Board, and exemplifies the collaborative approach undertaken by the Science Enterprise Centers.&rdquo

(Photo: Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Deaths of North Atlantic Right Whales Puzzle Scientists

dying in unprecedented numbers, with nine deaths in Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence in two months, according to Canadian authorities.   The nine deaths make 2017 the deadliest year for the endangered marine mammal since scientists began tracking their numbers in the 1980s, said Kim Davies, a Dalhousie University post-doctoral fellow who is pioneering a way to track their activity in real time.   There are only about 500 North Atlantic right whales left in the world.   Human activity has caused at least some of this summer's deaths. Three of the whales died from blunt force trauma consistent

The MTS/IEEE OCEANS’17 Aberdeen Student Poster Competition (SPC) award winners, from left to right: Faye Campbell (Conference LOC SPC Chair), Bilal Wehbe (Second Place), Klemen Istenic (First Place), Habib Mirhedayati Rouds (Third Place), and Dr. Philippe Courmontagne (IEEE OES SPC Chair). (Photo courtesy IEEE OES)

60th OCEANS Conference Held in Aberdeen

Student Poster Competition (SPC) was also part of the OCEANS Aberdeen conference. The winners of this year’s competition were Klemen Istenic from the University of Girona (First Place), Bilal Wehbe from the DFKI Robotics Innovation Center (Second Place) and Habib Mirhedayati Rouds from Dalhousie University (Third Place). The winners of the SPC receive $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 prizes, respectively, and all 20 competitors’ travel expenses are paid for with funding from competition sponsors U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), MTS and OES.  

Jim Hanlon (Photo: Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise)

Atlantic Canada: Where the World’s Subsea Technology Grows

design and manufacturing operations in Canada and the largest electronics product design company in Atlantic Canada.   Hanlon’s personal passion is innovation and its impact on the competitiveness of Canadian industry. Jim is a proud alumnus of the Nova Scotia Technical College (now Dalhousie University Faculty of Engineering) with a degree in electrical engineering. He also has an MBA in marketing from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax and is a registered professional engineer in Nova Scotia.     (As published in the January/February 2017 edition of Marine Technology Reporter

FAST-1 recovered by Dominion Victory (Image: FORCE)

New Site Data Collected for Fundy Tidal Project

(Wolfville, NS) – fish distribution analysis; acoustic sensor work blue C designs (Halifax, NS) – custom onboard orientation technology with acoustic interrogation design CulOcean Consulting (Halifax, NS) – hydrodynamics (currents, turbulence, and wave) analysis Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS) – sediment analysis Dalhousie University, (Halifax, NS), Memorial University (St. John’s, NL) – acoustic Doppler instrumentation innovation (the Vectron) Dominion Diving (Dartmouth, NS) – project component mobilization and assembly Dynamic

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