Innovators: Ocean Observation & Science

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KRAKEN DELIVERS DEEP-SEA SONAR SYSTEM TO FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE

by wade on March 30, 2015

(ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND; March 25, 2015) – Kraken Sonar Inc. (TSX-V: PNG) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. has delivered a deep-sea rated Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar (INSAS) system to Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Optronics, System Technology and Image Exploitation (IOSB). Read more.

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NEW RESEARCH CENTRE TO HOUSE LARGEST MARINE ENERGY RESEARCH GROUP

by wade on March 2, 2015

(Cork, Ireland 30 Jan. 2015) Ireland’s marine renewable energy sector could ultimately be worth as much as $12.6 Billion (€9 billion) by 2030, and be supporting thousands of jobs on the island, according to Energy Minister Alex White.   Read more.

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MASTERING THE CURRENTS OF SUCCESS

by wade on February 28, 2015

OFFSHORE LABRADOR IS NOT A PLACE FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. So Judith Bobbitt felt completely in her element when, in 1978, she took her dream job as a physical oceanographer aboard an oil industry vessel. “At sea I felt completely at peace,” she says recalling her short career as a working member of the team collecting data on temperature, salinity, current speed, and interpreting it for multinational drilling operations in the Davis Strait and on the Labrador Shelf. Not even the initial seasickness on each trip could deter her. Read more.

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CONNECTING THE DOTS IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

by wade on February 18, 2015

(Ireland; 16 February 2015) A featured item on the agenda at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in San Jose, California was "The Atlantic Ocean: Our Unknown Treasure."  Read more.

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ENHANCING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITIES IN THE OFFSHORE

by wade on February 6, 2015

The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is pleased to announce a $4.9 million investment in a multi-purpose survey, support and research and development vessel to be stationed in St. John’s. The total cost to design, build and operate such a vessel over a 10-year period is estimated at more than $100 million which will be funded by Fugro GeoSurveys (FGI). RDC’s investment directly targets the research and development capabilities, equipment and operations of the vessel, which will be built and operated by Fugro GeoSurveys. Read more.