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Dr. Gary Borstad (Photo credit: Kevin Murnaghan)

Borstad Receives Val Shaw Memorial Award

Dr. Gary Borstad has received the Val Shaw Memorial Award in recognition of his career-long contribution and lifetime achievements in practical remote sensing 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

Deploying the Kraken Katfish.

Offshore Survey Vessels: Ready for Faster Sensors

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 (sometimes not) ocean technology. We see it, mobilize it, launch and recover it (if all goes to plan) and evaluate its effectiveness for commercial use.  AUVs, towed robotics, synthetic

Photo: JW Fishers

JW Fishers’ Dropped Video Systems for Aquaculture

; of Kevlar reinforced cable and a 500’ depth rated housing.Sweeney International Marine Corp. and SIMCorp Marine Environmental Inc., operating under the umbrella of SIMCorp, are professional companies with extensive experience in the field of aquaculture. SIMCorp operates out of two locations; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The company provides a full range of aquaculture management services to support the long-term economic and environmental sustainability of the industry.SIMCorp has several teams of professional Marine Environmental Biologists and Technicians, who are fully equipped

Photo courtesy of Prysmian Group

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

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

Teledyne CARIS’ Padilla Earns National Award for Excellence

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 already playing a key role in the development of the next generation of geospatial

(Photo: Eric Haun)

Canada to Study Shipping's Environmental Impact

key concerns related to marine shipping. The collaboration will ultimately ensure the decision on which assessment tool to use is based on facts.Data will be collected in six pilot sites: Northern British Columbia, Southern British Columbia, the St. Lawrence River (Quebec), the Bay of Fundy (New Brunswick), the South Coast of Newfoundland, and Cambridge Bay (Nunavut).This $95,000 investment is part of the $9.3 million Cumulative Effects of Marine Shipping Initiative under the Oceans Protection Plan. Engagement with Indigenous and coastal communities to outline a framework for this national initiative

Figure 1: Data flow diagram for vertical uncertainty component of the Hare-Godin- Mayer MBES uncertainty model (Calder, 2007).

Seamless Hydrographic Workflow: Processing Evolved

worked in hydrography and related ocean sciences since 1992 in a variety of roles ranging from Scientist to Hydrographer to General Manager. Dr. Jonathan Beaudoin is QPS Chief Scientist. Beaudoin has undergraduate degrees in Geomatics Engineering and Computer Science from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Fredericton, NB, Canada, where he also completed his PhD studies in the field of refraction related echo sounding uncertainty.     (As published in the June 2017 edition of Marine Technology Reporter

CH2M diver with Fishers DHC-2, Inset – Grieg Seafarms aquaculture technician with Fishers DV-2 drop video (Photo: JW Fishers)

Underwater Video Aids Aquaculture and Marine Research

built-in ultra-bright LCD monitor and digital video recorder. The system will allow company officials to oversee the underwater construction process and prove instrumental when the aquafarm goes into full operation.   Another Canadian company involved in aquaculture is SIMCorp with offices in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. The company offers clients a full range of services including environmental management, site remediation strategies and waste management plans. They have considerable experience working with licensing and environmental regulatory agencies, as well as extensive

Mosaic of Reson 7125 data over Plymouth Harbour, U.K., processed in SIPS Backscatter (Image: CARIS)

Teledyne to Acquire CARIS

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated and CARIS jointly announced that the CARIS business and its international affiliates have agreed to be acquired by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teledyne. CARIS, headquartered in Fredericton, New Brunswick, is a developer of geospatial software designed for the hydrographic and marine community. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The closing of the transaction, which is subject to customary conditions, is anticipated to occur in the second quarter of 2016.   Founded in 1979, CARIS pioneered software for processing and visualizing sonar data, as well

Mooring Research Makes Waves with EcoSPRAY Tidal Platform

of Acadia University and focuses on tidal energy site assessment using numerical models and innovative oceanographic monitoring methods. Key project partners include:   Acadia University Dynamic Systems Analysis Ltd. Fundy Tidal Inc. Dalhousie University University of New Brunswick   Tidal power generation projects are developed to effectively harness high-energy tidal flows while targeting cost-effective maintenance and minimal environmental impact. It is important to understand the effects of wind, current, and waves on dynamic platform motion and mooring systems

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