New Brunswick News

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


115 Waggoners Lane, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada E3B 2L4 T: 1-506-458-8533  /  E:  /  W: CEO/President: Dr. Salem Masry No. of Employees: 170 Established in 1979, CARIS is a developer of geospatial software designed to cater the marine GIS community and built on decades of hydrographic experience. CARIS is a privately held company with more than 170 engineering, IT and business professionals employed in its headquarters in Fredericton, Canada, as well as in CARIS offices in the Netherlands, the USA, Australia and the UK. In addition

Travis Hamilton (Photo: CARIS)

Hamilton Named Product Manager for CARIS Onboard

Geospatial software developer CARIS announced that Travis Hamilton has joined its team as the product manager of the newest application in the CARIS software suite, CARIS Onboard.    Hamilton has a bachelor’s degree in Geomatics from the University of New Brunswick and is currently completing his master’s degree. He has spent the last two years working in offshore survey as a data processor and operator of AUVs off the coast of Africa and other locations around the world. Hamilton is already familiar with the CARIS operation having recently worked under contract implementing a

“Using passive  sonar reflective technologies, we will work with QPS to investigate ways to calibrate sea floor scatter data sets in the field.”     Dr. Craig Brown,  Nova Scotia Community College

Seafloor Mapping Aids Safety & Efficiency

college, which has a mandate to serve industries in the province and support them in terms of training highly qualified people for workforce and applied research. It also addresses novel needs and innovation and works with industry to improve business practices. QPS, with an office in Fredericton, New Brunswick, is headquartered in Zeist, The Netherlands. An independent software design company, QPS is focused on system integration of survey sensors and the development of software applications used for hydrographic surveys, sea-floor mapping, portable pilot units and Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC)

 A 3D printed model of the HMS Erebus as it now sits on the ocean floor.

Canadian Government Unveils 3D Model of HMS Erebus

government and private industry today unveiled high precision 3D printed models of HMS Erebus, Sir John Franklin’s lead ship found last year in Canada’s Arctic waters as part of Parks Canada’s search for the vessels of the lost 1845 expedition. The model was unveiled in Fredericton, New Brunswick.   Officials from Fisheries and Oceans Canada joined with Canadian geospatial software company CARIS and geomatics technology innovation support centre TECTERRA to unveil the models.   “Canadian innovation continues to play a major role in the ongoing successful efforts to

Underwater Noise Understood: Clear to Hear

for measuring the ocean’s health,” said Wood. An engineer who started Instrument Concepts in 2000, Wood has an extensive background in acoustics having worked in the oil and gas industry and other ocean industries in Europe and the Gulf of Mexico. Wood, a native of Fredericton, New Brunswick, who always had an interest in the sea, said the concept for the smart hydrophone was developed when “a customer wanted to do some listening in the ocean.”   The analog technology available was very slow and not suited to the task “so we digitalized it,” he

Oceanography file image CCL

Bay of Fundy Weather Buoy Project Launched

The Governments of Canada and New Brunswick and partners have announced funding for the SmartATLANTIC Saint John buoy project to help improve the efficiency, safety and environmental stewardship of marine transportation in the Bay of Fundy. In line with measures already taken to strengthen Canada's tanker safety system, this project will help to further modernize Canada's marine navigation system by providing accurate and real-time meteorological/hydrological data that will be used to produce high-resolution forecasts of weather and sea conditions, and for scientific research. The SmartATLANTIC

To the rescue!: Photo courtesy of CWRT

Whale Rescuers of Bay of Fundy

feeding ground for North Atlantic right whales, it is also a rich fishing area, yielding lobster, crab, shrimp, herring, haddock, pollock and cod. Minke, fin and humpback whales are also found here in significant numbers. Campobello Island, just barely over the US border from Maine, is part of New Brunswick and home to the Campobello Whale Rescue Team. CWRT can be in the midst of the Bay's prime whale territory within an hour when a rescue is needed.  

MTR100 '13 Caris

115 Waggoners Lane Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada E3B 2L4  Tel: (506) 458-8533 E-mail: Website: CEO/President: Dr. Salem Masry   Employees: 170 Established in 1979, CARIS is a leading developer of geospatial software designed to cater the marine GIS community and is built on decades of hydrographic experience. The CARIS Ping-to-Chart solution is designed to deliver an integrated and seamless solution for the entire workflow of hydrographic information from processing the echo-sounder ping to the production and distribution of the chart. This integrate

Zhao Xie (left) and Lauren Dolan

Ocean Sonics’ icListen Team Adds Two New Hires

Nova Scotia Community College.   Lauren joined the team as Marketing Coordinator and is responsible for communications, brand management, and logistics for the company. Lauren holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a First Class Honors Major in Marketing from the University of New Brunswick. Originally from Woodstock, New Brunswick Lauren recently moved to Oxford, Nova Scotia and is proud to call the “Blueberry Capital of Canada” home.   Ocean Sonics designs and manufactures the icListen Smart Hydrophone, the icTalk Smart Projector, and other related accessories

Canadian Fisheries Ministerial Meeting: Photo courtesy of Canada Govt.

Protecting Canadian Fisheries: Ministers Reach Agreement

Canadian coastal communities, the federal Fisheries Protection Program, aquaculture, and aquatic invasive species. The meetings were co-chaired by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Province of Quebec, and were attended by fisheries ministers from Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta Three projects were highlighted by Ministers as concrete examples of the positive collaboration that makes the Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers such an important and productive intergovernmental forum: The challenges and opportunities

Marine Technology Magazine Cover Mar 2019 - Oceanographic Instrumentation: Measurement, Process & Analysis

Marine Technology Reporter is the world's largest audited subsea industry publication serving the offshore energy, subsea defense and scientific communities.

Marine Technology ENews subscription

Marine Technology ENews is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for MTR E-news