Nova Scotia News

Darren E. Penney joins the MacArtney Canada team.

Penney to Sales Lead at MacArtney Canada

MacArtney Canada Ltd. in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia are passing the puck to Darren E. Penney as Head of Item Sales for Central and Eastern Canada.Canadian Ice Hockey enthusiast, proud hockey parent and underwater technology equipment expert Darren E. Penney brings with him 20 years of industry experience in technical sales and service. Previously employed by Xeos Technologies Inc. and Seimac Ltd. Darren has a wealth of experience and knowledge in underwater technology.Responsibility for establishing a network of 20 representatives in 29 countries, the attendance of close to 100 conferences and hundreds of

US Navy File Photo

#Oi2020 History

 In 2009, The US Navy announced that it would begin providing recently-developed underwater detection equipment to Canadian authorities to assist in the search and recovery operations of Swissair Flight 111 near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The equipment, known as the Synthetic Aperture Sonar and the Laser Electro-Optics Identification System, were both used to provide detailed images of the ocean floor and will be used to map the debris field. These systems are part of an equipment suite the U.S. Navy's Coastal Systems Station, Panama City, Fla., has developed to hunt underwater mines.

Photo Courtesy of the Marine Technology Society

#Oi2020 History

; inventions was “the Deep Rover, a battery-powered one-person acrylic bubble submersible equipped with robotic arms strong enough to handle construction yet sensitive enough to write or draw.”   It was through funding from the Canadian Government that Deep Rover was then launched in Nova Scotia by Hawkes and his co-collaborators Sylvia Earle and Phil Newton. Later, in 1985, Deep Rover “was used for its first scientific project off Monterey Canyon, during which Hawkes set a solo dive record of 3,000 feet,” according to the Marine Technology Society.   Marine Technology

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New Acoustic Test Facility at COVE in Nova Scotia

SensorTech has announced the acquisition of an acoustic test tank that will serve as the primary test facility for prototype acoustic evaluation of underwater devices. The facility will be located at our hydrophone and transducer manufacturing facility at COVE, in Nova Scotia.Earlier this year SensorTech created the Atlantic Acoustics Collective (AAC) that brought together members of the ocean tech community to identify common obstacles in testing and calibrating our collective products.The SensorTech testing facility will be open to the Ocean Tech community year-round, to fill a gap that we identified

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COVE Announces Five New Board Members

. The new board members bring with them a depth of knowledge and wealth of industry experience to further the collaboration and innovation happening at COVE.Completing the COVE Board of Directors are:Alice Aiken, Vice-President Research and Innovation at Dalhousie UniversityDon Bureaux, President of Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)Tony Chedrawy, President and CEO of MetOcean TelemetricsSandra Greer, NS Power Board Member and former CEO of VemcoJim Hanlon, CEO of COVEJim King, Vice Admiral (Ret’d), President CFN Consultants (Atlantic) Inc.Lucia MacIsaac, President and CEO of LearnCorp InternationalJo

Kongsberg Maritime will be able to support its Canadian operations through new offices based at the COVE facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. (Photo: COVE)

Kongsberg Maritime Moves Into COVE

Norwegian marine technology company Kongsberg Maritime has opened a new office at the Dartmouth, Nova Scotia based Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) to further support its Canadian operations. The company’s new office will give it access to an eight-acre site, a 13-acre water lot and 2,850 feet of docks and piers and Kongsberg will have access to office, shop and lab space at the ocean technology center which operates as a collaborative hub for applied innovation in the ocean sector and mainly aims to support the commercialization of ocean technology.Kongsberg Maritime

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Kongsberg Expands Canadian Operations

Kongsberg Maritime has expanded its Canadian operation by establishing a presence at COVE, the Center for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, the company announced on Monday.Already present in the Canadian ocean technology sector with its East Coast Canadian headquarters located in Dartmouth’s Burnside Industrial Park since 1992, the addition of a new COVE office provides KONGSBERG with access to an 8-acre site, a 13-acre water lot, 2,850 feet of docks and piers, office space, 10,000 square feet of incubation space and 16,500 square feet of shop and lab space that

Tyler de Gier (Photo: Welaptega)

Welaptega Appoints New General Manager

, applying the group strategy and growing the business globally, with the support of Ashtead Technology. He holds a B.Eng in mechanical engineering and during an extensive career with Welaptega has held business development, engineering and project management roles.He previously worked for the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore oil & gas regulator (CNSOPB), where he was advisor – offshore installations and safety officer, specializing in production asset integrity management, decommissioning, and regulatory and standards development.de Gier said, “The acquisition by Ashtead Technology has given

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AML MVP to Augment NSCC’s Seafloor Mapping

A newly acquired AML Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP) will help Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) develop improved methods of mapping the seafloor. With its unique ability to conduct real-time, vertical profiles continuously and automatically, the MVP200 is expected to improve the efficiency and quality of data collection.Looking to add ground-truthing to the process of multibeam data acquisition, AML and NSCC are working together to integrate lights and a high-resolution camera to the tow body that houses the underway profiling system’s sound velocity (SV), conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD)

Deploying the Kraken Katfish.

Offshore Survey Vessels: Ready for Faster Sensors

. Fast forward 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

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