Ocean Technology News

The Path to the Arctic

and Iceland. While the water isn’t technically ‘in the Arctic,’ the existing conditions are Arctic in nature, providing a unique place to develop solutions to arctic challenges. Newfoundland and Labrador is self-described as the world’s cold ocean laboratory, with a vibrant ocean technology sector providing global guidance on all matters Arctic. It is also home to growing sectors such as oil and gas, shipping, education and training, and research and development, as well as traditional sectors such as mining and commercial fisheries. Newfoundland and Labrador boasts a rich history

Scenes from OI 2016 in London. (Photo: Reed Exhibitions)

Preview: OI North America 2017 San Diego

Oceanology International North America: OI 2017 set to cover the full extent of marine science and ocean technology    The first edition of Oceanology International North America (OINA), established from the well-known OI event in London, will make an impact within the ocean science and technology industries in San Diego, Calif. in February 2017.   OINA is set to capture the full extent of the marine and ocean technology industries in North America. The event is the newest addition to the Oceanology International portfolio, with the flagship Oceanology International event in London

New Ocean Technology Innovation Center Opened

Ventures and Entrepreneurship, known as COVE.COVE is a world-class facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector and the only such hub of its kind in the world where start-up companies, small and medium sized enterprises, large firms and post-secondary expertise are housed together developing ocean technology. At least 40 organizations are expected to work out of COVE, with the first company, Kraken Robotics, moving in at the beginning of July.COVE tenants will benefit from collaborative spaces, shared equipment, workshops, machine shop and marine services, wharves, direct ocean access, incubation

Arctic Smarts: Training Innovators and Explorers

Newfoundland and Labrador is preparing the next wave of ocean technology experts   When it comes to the Arctic, the world still has a lot to learn. With just 10% of its vast expanse having been charted to date and much about its environment still unknown, the Arctic remains one of the most mysterious places on Earth. As a new frontier with natural resource potential, the Arctic is also an area of increasing international interest and economic activity. As activity in the Arctic increases and new opportunities emerge, Newfoundland and Labrador’s academic and training institutions are

Engaging Future Leaders for Ocean Technology

OceansAdvance Inc. (OA) the Ocean Technology Cluster of Newfoundland & Labrador, announced a  collaboration with the Oceans Learning Partnership (OLP) for “Into the Deep: Ocean Technology R&D and Commercialization for Youth” to be held on March 9, 2017  at the Johnson Geo Centre.   This one-day event will gather science students from schools in the St. John’s Metro Area and live video broadcasts to various school classrooms throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Also participating in this initiative is Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador (MUN)

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Preview: Ocean Business 2017

Ocean Business 2017 – the global ocean technology show combining an exhibition and program of hands-on training and demonstration sessions.   Ocean Business 2017 is scheduled to take place at the National Oceanography Center in Southampton, U.K. from April 4 to 6, 2017. Firmly established as one of the most important international events in the ocean technology calendar, Ocean Business is free to attend and is expected to attract more than 5,000 visitors from more than 60 countries.   At the heart of Ocean Business is a three-day exhibition of more than 340 companies, bringing

Irving Shipbuilding Invests in Ocean Technology Programs

COVE and contribute to Canada's vibrant ocean economy. On one side of Halifax harbor we have the most modern shipyard in North America where our 1,500 shipbuilders are proudly building Canada's future fleet. Almost directly across the harbor we will soon welcome COVE, the world's most innovative ocean technology incubator. This is a shining example of the National Shipbuilding Strategy creating a sustainable and vibrant marine industry in Canada."    Irving Shipbuilding's funding is part of its Value Proposition commitments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) – Canada's

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The World’s Cold Ocean Lab

. This includes remote sensing, ice management, ocean observation, simulation, telecommunications, and navigational systems, and the best minds in academia, private enterprise, and industry operate in a highly collaborative fashion. The evolution of Newfoundland and Labrador’s vibrant ocean technology cluster has been long and distinguished. Historically, the province has been a launching point for Arctic exploration and today it is a hotbed for cold ocean expertise. The maritime entry point to St. John’s is the iconic Narrows, flanked by the historic Cape Spear – the most easterly

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Wanted: Ocean Technology ‘Disruptors’

Technology ‘Disruption’ is the name of the game in ocean technology in 2017, and in-step with Marine Technology Reporter’s 12th Annual “MTR100”, the editors this year will single out the 20 top “Disruptors” of 2017. If you believe your company has a technology or system that should be featured in this special ocean technology focus, skip the online MTR100 application process and email editorial director Greg Trauthwein ([email protected]) or Managing Editor Eric Haun ([email protected]) directly.

OI London Issues Final Call for Speakers

Marine science and ocean technology event Oceanology International 2018 has issued a public call for abstracts by September 15, 2017 for the opportunity of inclusion in its technical conference program line-up of speakers.   Technologists, scientists, engineers and experts in their field are invited to submit a 300-word proposal on a variety of topical specialist subjects which reflect the conference’s series of 11 free-to-attend technical tracks chaired by a prominent list of industry leaders already confirmed for next year’s event from March 13-15 at ExCeL London.   Speakers

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MTR100: SubC Imaging

SubC Imaging develops advanced underwater optical imaging systems for a worldwide clientele. The private ocean technology company was founded in 2010 by a former ROV pilot and offshore project manager and creates technologically advanced and capable video equipment for the offshore and subsea markets. Its product portfolio includes cameras, lasers, multiplexers, batteries, and topside media management systems. SubC has made changes in the way subsea imaging is conducted with Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs). Its first technology was the 1Cam; a camera that enabled ROV pilots to upload standard definition

NOC Seeking Sensor Technologies Partners

is costly and increases risks of sample contamination.   Now mature (TRL 7 or 8), the technology is protected with patents, published widely and is delivering data for NERC (e.g. NERC macronutrient cycles program through grant NE/J012238/1), EU and industry programs.    Head of Ocean Technology and Engineering at the NOC, Professor Matt Mowlem, commented, “The NOC is looking to identify the best partner or partners to take our sensor technology to new markets. We believe this opportunity has global appeal and has the potential to enable those involved to grow their manufacturing

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MTR100: MetOcean Data Systems

Established in 1985, MetOcean Data Systems has been a world leader in the ocean technology industry for over 30 years as a developer and manufacturer of data acquisition and telemetry systems. MetOcean, an ISO 9001 registered company, specializes in the production of air-deployed and ship-deployed drifting buoys, search and rescue buoys, oil spill tracking buoys, ice platforms and acoustic systems and defense and security systems. The company’s head office is located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. The proximity of its facility to the Atlantic Ocean is of prime importance to its operations.

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Partnership Opens the Oceans for Underwater Tourism

DeepFlight announced at the Monaco Yacht Show that it has partnered with Shanghai-based Rainbowfish Ocean Technology to open the oceans for underwater tourism. DeepFlight Adventures will offer submarine experiences at resorts and other locations around the world starting in 2017.    “We are delighted to partner with Rainbowfish Ocean Technology who has the resources, experience and capabilities that will allow us to bring the DeepFlight experience to more people around the world,” stated DeepFlight CEO, Adam Wright. “While we will continue to sell our submarines to the

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An Industry in Change

a balance between innovation and reliability to thrive in an increasingly competitive space. I spoke with two companies – an established adaptor and one of the most successful start-ups this decade – about how to thrive within the shifting landscape and what the future holds for the ocean technology industry.   Since the mid-70s, RBR has been designing and manufacturing oceanographic equipment for use in a range of environments from the deep depths of the ocean’s abyss to the extreme climates of the polar regions, and all in between. Over the last 4 years, RBR have published

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OSIL: Oil Spill Monitoring Buoys Fuel International Interest

 Integrated systems manufacturers Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) reports high levels of interest in its oil spill monitoring buoys following several recent installations in the Middle East and exposure at the ocean technology and marine science exhibition Oceanology International.   The buoy systems are designed to integrate a real time noncontact hydrocarbon sensor in the high visibility top frame design, which is equipped with a pulsed UV LED beam and optical photo-detector with on-board software to enable the buoys to detect oil spills on water autonomously and immediately

Slocum glider with 200 kHz AZFP echosounder under test (Photo: ASL Environmental Sciences)

Ocean Glider Equipped with Fishery Echosounder

NOAA's Beaufort Laboratory (National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and Southeast Fisheries Science Center) collaborated with the Center for Ocean Technology and College of Marine Science of the University of South Florida to instrument an echosounder into an ocean gilder to extend surveys of pelagic and demersal fishes associated with rocky reefs in the Gulf of Mexico and Southeast U.S. Atlantic.   ASL Environmental Sciences (ASL) supplied a purpose-built 200 kHz single-frequency scientific echosounder, a modification of ASL's proven Acoustic Zooplankton and Fish Profiler (AZFP), to Teledyne

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