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NOAA is seeking up to two new members for its Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on matters pertaining to ocean exploration.
CSignum Ltd., a global leader in wireless underwater communications, asset digitization, and actionable insights for ocean and freshwater industries, has completed a two-month research project in underwater wireless communications with Newcastle University, renowned for its leadership in underwater acoustic communications research.
CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), an international marine environmental consulting and survey company, has announced the appointment of two key hires to the firm’s rapidly expanding Environmental Data and Geospatial Services (EDGS) team—Vanessa Ward joins CSA from Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection as a Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst, and Cairra Martin takes up the post of GIS Developer, having previously worked at Trimble Inc., a California-based software and technology services company.
The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), headquartered at Dalhousie University, has been awarded a grant of $38.5 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Major Science Initiatives (MSI) Fund, bringing the total amount awarded to OTN for its 2017-2029 funding cycle to $65.6M. OTN is the only MSI in Atlantic Canada.
Watbots, one of the most exciting aquaculture tech start-up’s to watch this year, have appointed Water Linked as their supplier of underwater communication technology. This newly developed iteration of the M64 modem, called the M16, will enable the Watbot, the most advanced fish cage cleaning robot on the market, to communicate natively with the base station without signal interference.
Has the industry been blinkered in its search for alternative fuels capable of enabling a deep sea zero-emissions revolution? Is there a proven, ‘silver bullet solution’ waiting to be explored, right now? Robert McDonald, Principal Engineer, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), says it’s time to shine the spotlight on the unique potential of Thorium and Small Modular Reactors.
Sea water sensor and measuring system manufacturer -4H-JENA engineering’s FerryBox multi-parameter water measurement system is now being used to evaluate the role of global warming and glacial meltwater on the rising level of oxygen in the oceans aboard French designer of inspiring voyages aboard small exploration ships PONANT’s Le Commandant Charcot, the world’s only luxury icebreaker, a hybrid-electric vessel powered by liquified natural gas.