Ocean Technology News

Dr.  Jyotika Virmani and Dr. Marlon Lewis at OceanObs’19. Photo: OceanObs’19

OceanObs’19: Innovation Expanding Ocean Observations

the community. They were complemented by a subsequent panel, five special sessions and seven breakout sessions. Throughout the course of the week a showcase of sixty exhibitors and 600 posters was available to attendees. The exhibits included diverse university and government efforts as well as many ocean technology manufacturers. The displays attempted to convey ocean observing in action and afforded visitors the chance to engage with new technologies such as in situ sensors as well as platforms including unmanned vehicles and drifting floats. Several new products intended to reduce the cost and complexity

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

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 Canada sales manager Nick Burchill commented: “Our presence at COVE is a logical extension of our established

Photo: Kongsberg Maritime

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

A crowd gathers to hear speeches and presentations during the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) 2019 held on Aug. 29 at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport's Narragansett Bay Test Facility. ANTX 2019 demonstrates the future of Navy technologies in a low-risk environment before they become integrated in the fleet. This year's theme was Prepare For Battle: Undersea Superiority. (by Rich Allen, McLaughlin Research Corp.)

NUWC TECH Capabilities on Display at ANTX 2019

will help to rapidly bring innovations we have to the warfighter.”Pryor, Burnett and Hoffer also addressed the topic of strengthening bonds between government, industry and academia in their speeches. Burnett thanked Whitehouse in particular for helping pass the Commercial Engagement through Ocean Technology Act, which directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to coordinate with the private and academic sectors and the Navy on evaluating the at-sea data collection capabilities of unmanned maritime system technology and to integrate such technology into NOAA's observation

Credit: Schmidt Ocean Institute

MTR100: #1 Wendy Schmidt

and connecting with the public. Schmidt Ocean Institute’s maturing Artist-at-Sea program has also become a model emulated by others, hosting a total of 27 artists who have participated alongside scientists on Falkor and communicated their research through unique art.Further innovation in ocean technology has been showcased by Schmidt’s early investment in Saildrone, unmanned surface wind and solar powered vehicles that are now engaged in a wide variety of research and observation missions for clients like NOAA. It was Schmidt’s willingness to take a risk on the company’s commercial

(Photo: Andrew Edwards, Kraken Robotics)

Kraken's OceanVision Moving Ahead

it is already driving exciting domestic and international opportunities. With a growing focus on productivity challenges and a deep understanding of the operational environment, we expect OceanVision will help accelerate innovation and disrupt antiquated business models in many industries across the ocean technology community,” Kennny said.“This is a big step in our journey to sustainably grow Canada’s ocean economy through collaboration,” said Kendra MacDonald, CEO, Ocean Supercluster. “This project embodies what the Ocean Supercluster seeks to accomplish in the sustainable

Deploying the Kraken Katfish.

Offshore Survey Vessels: Ready for Faster Sensors

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 (sometimes not) ocean technology

Co-author Arnfinn Nergaard.

Book Review: Getting Down to It; 50 Years of Subsea Success in Norway

book, this time on the Norwegian rig industry; another fascinating tale.Getting Down to It; 50 Years of Subsea Success in Norway will be launched at UTC Bergen in Norwegian and in English on June 12.UTC 2019 is June 11-13. The event is co-hosted by the Underwater Technology Foundation (UTF) and GCE Ocean Technology, supported by the City of Bergen, with organizing partners the Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE) and the Society of Underwater technology (SUT). To find out more about this year’s program, visit https://www.utc.no/progra

Photo: COVE

COVE Welcomes Aboard IBM Canada

in residence.“We are very pleased to welcome IBM Canada to COVE,” says Jim Hanlon, CEO at COVE. “IBM has proven its commitment to the growing field of ocean data analytics and we feel this new tenancy at COVE further helps support COVE’s position 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

(Photo: COVE)

More Tenants Move into COVE Facility

in the ocean sector located in Halifax Harbor, in Nova Scotia, Canada.COVE's mission is to propel the ocean economy by providing high quality marine infrastructure and a collaborative space in which a community of ocean enterprises can start, grow and prosper. Its primary goal is to support ocean technology commercialization and business growth.RBRRBR creates instruments to measure the blue planet. From the ocean abyss to the polar ice cap, its sensors track water parameters – temperature, depth, salinity, dissolved gases, pH and many others.“RBR is one of Canada’s well-established

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