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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:
High Frequency Radar Ocean Surface Applications to Extract Information on Ocean Surface Parameters
by OceansAdvance on May 31, 2011
The High Frequency Radar Ocean Surface Applications (HF-ROSA) project will develop a suite of commercial software applications to extract information on ocean surface parameters such as currents and ocean waves as well as ice and icebergs from data collected by the OceanView radar system. The project team is led by the Memorial University Faculty of Engineering and includes Northern Radar Incorporated of St. John's (the developer of Ocean View radars), the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Read more.
C-CORE Launches LOOKNorth Project
by OceansAdvance on May 7, 2011
LOOKNorth will identify the knowledge gaps facing natural resource developers in Canada’s North, and validate Earth observation technologies and other technical solutions that can fill those gaps, to support oil and gas, hydro, and mining in the sub-Arctic and Arctic. LOOKNorth will involve Canadian technology companies with relevant expertise. This $15 million project over five years is led by C-CORE of St. Read more.
Memorial University Initiates SEAformatics R&D Project
by OceansAdvance on May 3, 2011
Beginning in 2007, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University initiated SEAformatics, a five-year multidisciplinary R&D project to design, fabricate and validate a proof-of-concept seafloor array of acoustically networked marine sensor platforms for subsea monitoring applications. Each platform in the array ('pod') will harvest power from ocean currents using a small-scale marine turbine to extend deployment beyond systems that rely solely on batteries. Read more.