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ARCTIC RESEARCH PROGRAM LAUNCHED IN YUKON

by wade on September 2, 2014

(Whitehorse, Yukon, 21 August 2014) Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the launch of the National Research Council (NRC) Arctic Program. As part of the Arctic Program, the NRC will enter into research partnerships, which focus on technology aimed at improving the lives of Northerners and advancing Northern economic development.   Read more.

KRAKEN SONAR SYSTEMS NAMED TO MTR 100

by wade on September 2, 2014

ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND – AUGUST 28, 2014 — Kraken Sonar Systems Inc., a leading sonar technology company, announced today that Marine Technology Reporter has again included Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. as part of their MTR100 - a list of the 100 most influential companies in the international marine technology.   Read more.

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HUGE WAVES DETECTED IN ARCTIC WATERS FOR THE FIRST TIME

by wade on August 6, 2014

A wave gauge deployed in the Beaufort Sea two years ago is recording  unprecedented wave heights in western Arctic waters. In one instance during a September storm.  the waves reared as high as five metres. "That's a lot bigger than anything previously recorded up there," wrote University of Washington researcher Jim Thomson in a blog post about the results.
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TIANJIN UNIVERSITY TESTS LONG-RANGE UUV

by wade on June 30, 2014

Researchers with Tianjin University, one of the largest multidisciplinary engineering universities in China, have completed a test of the autonomous underwater unmanned vehicle (UUV), "Haiyan," in the South China Sea, the Qingdao News reports in an online story postedf Junbe 29, 2014.   During the test, the vehicle worked consecutively for 21 days and reached a depth of 1,094 meters. With an endurance of 30 days, the torpedo-shaped vessel moves at a maximum underwater speed of close to six kilometers per hour, reports China's largest online news source. Read more.

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CANADIAN ASTRONAUT HANSEN PART OF NASA UNDERSEA MISSION

by wade on June 21, 2014

(Longueuil, Quebec, June 10, 2014) Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Jeremy Hansen has explored impact craters in the High Arctic and lived and trained in deep caves. Now he's found a new way to challange his body and his mind. Jeremy will spend 7 days under 19 metres of water in extreme conditions that closely resemble a space environment. Read more.