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Jason Gillham (left) and Chris Gilson with one of 2G Robotic’s latest RECON line of payloads for light, modular AUVs.

Founding CEO Gillham Steps Down at 2G Robotics

at the company in August 2020.Gillham will remain available to the board of directors and to parent company Sonardyne Group during the leadership transition period. Chris Gilson, 2G Robotics’ Product Development Manager, will take over as Acting General Manager.Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Ontario, Canada, 2G Robotics is a leader in mobile scanning and imaging technologies that improve the speed and accuracy of subsea inspection using remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and manned-submersibles.Under Gillham’s leadership, the company pioneered the

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Robotics Community Gains Access to Xsens IMUs

sales distribution agreement with Clearpath Robotics, the manufacturer of robot development platforms, which will make it easier for R&D teams and university researchers to use the popular MTi-series of inertial measurement units (IMU, VRU, AHRS and GNSS/INS) in robot designs.Under the arrangement, Ontario, Canada-based Clearpath Robotics has been appointed as an authorized distributor of Xsens’ MTi-series with a regional focus on Canada and the Eastern United States.Clearpath Robotics enjoys close relationships with a broad community of researchers, academics and R&D teams who use robots

Sonardyne Acquires 2G Robotics

is complementary to the growing range of products and services our wider group of companies provides to the marine sector.”Gillham added, “Sonardyne is a great fit for us, with their existing global reach. We look forward to growing with their support and working with our new partners.”Ontario-based 2G Robotics was founded in 2007, and will continue to operate from its current location. The terms of the acquisition, which was for the business and assets of 2G Robotics Inc., were not disclosed

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MetOcean Telematics Opens Ottawa Office

MetOcean Telematics has announced that it has opened a new office in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.   “This new location strengthens MetOcean’s regional presence, offers a single location for sales and product support in Ottawa where we can better serve our customers”, said Nelio DiCola, Business Development Manager with MetOcean Telematics.As a global Iridium Satellite, Value-Added Reseller (VAR) focused on hardware solutions, data services, and support, MetOcean Telematics is hopeful to further their expand their services to local customers.

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RBR Order to Support Great Lakes RAEON

, reinforcing Canada’s position as a leader in environmental stewardship and a global destination for service and innovation.”Four hundred RBRsolo³ T loggers (internally recording and powered temperature instruments) will be used in conjunction with acoustic telemetry arrays in Lake Ontario for the long-term monitoring of how the temperature in the lake changes over annual and inter-annual time scales.  Based on work published in Geophysical Research Letters, the high accuracy of the RBRsolo³ T temperature measurement is required to measure and resolve the small changes in

Dan Scoville (Photo: OceanGate)

OceanGate Hires Scoville

level positions at Oceaneering’s Deepwater Technical Solutions Group, and Hydroacoustics Inc.Scoville holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. He has personally discovered and documented more than 20 deep water shipwrecks including the HMS Ontario, a British warship built in 1780. The HMS Ontario is the oldest confirmed shipwreck and the only fully intact British warship to have ever been found in the Great Lakes.  

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Contract award for OOSV

has awarded BCS Automation Ltd. (BCS) a contract for work on the Government of Canada’s new Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel (OOSV).BCS has been in operation for 30 years and specializes in automated systems for the marine, offshore and cement industries. BCS represents one of almost 80 Ontario suppliers to date that Seaspan is working with to meet its commitments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).BCS will supply a ship control and monitoring system for the OOSV. The system is designed to provide ship personnel with all the basic alarms and status information they require

Sensor Technology Expands

of the collaborative community at COVE,” said Niru Somayajula, president and CEO of Sensor Technology.Sensor Technology, which provides custom hydrophones and sensors to industries including marine, fisheries, defense and oil and gas, has been expanding its main manufacturing plant in Collingwood, Ontario due to increased demand and technology advances and there has been a need to add a second location.Nova Scotia's business development agency worked with Sensor Technology Ltd. to help facilitate its expansion to COVE on the Dartmouth waterfront.“At Nova Scotia Business Inc, we focus on

Kendra MacDonald (Photo: OSC)

MacDonald to Lead Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

within the private and public sectors.With a long track record of community and volunteer leadership, MacDonald is currently the Chair and Acting CEO for the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries (NATI) and the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee, BioCanRX.Originally from Ontario, with family roots in Nova Scotia, and a graduate of the University of Ottawa, MacDonald currently lives in St. John’s NL. She holds numerous designations including Institute of Corporate Directors, Director (ICD.D), Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Certified Internal Auditor

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