Innovators: Researchers


Strong synergies and collaboration between the private sector, academia, research institutes and government are key to the success of the OceansAdvance ocean technology cluster. The following are some examples:

Marport Introduces SQX-500 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

by oa on May 8, 2011

The SQX-500 AUV is an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) that serves as a support platform for many different sonar devices that operate on Marport Deep Sea Technologies' proprietary sonar processor architecture. This technology will provide significant commercial solutions to survey and defence problems over the next decade.  Marport is collaborating with the NRC Institute for Ocean Technology (IOT-NRC) in St. John's on the AUV development. Read more.

Marine Institute Develops Snow Crab Escape Mechanism

by oa on May 6, 2011

The Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources at the Marine Institute developed a rigid escape mechanism to reduce the capture of juvenile snow crabs (under 95 mm). Comparative fishing experiments conducted by the Centre showed that traps fitted with escape mechanisms caught up to 47 per cent less juvenile crab compared to traditional traps, depending on the area and season. The device, which is being manufactured by AAA Tony’s Fisheries Solutions, is being used by 132 harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador. Read more.