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Sustainable Design Requires Careful Assessment

By Trevor Small Requirements for hydrodynamic efficiency, Energy Efficiency Existing Ship (EEXI) compliance analysis, energy storage, shore charging, fuel cells and alternative fuels suggest something like a perfect storm of demand for ship sustainability experts. Raised social awareness of environmental issues in Canada, in particular, reflects directly in the growing demand for ships designed and built first and foremost for sustainability.

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Plankton Monitoring Software Supports Two Canadian Salmon Farms

Innovasea’s plankton monitoring software is now being used by two major salmon producers in Canada to deliver unprecedented insight into harmful algae levels in the water. Innovasea’s new cloud-based software module streamlines and enhances plankton monitoring efforts so fish farm operators can predict when concentrations will be too high and take steps to protect their stocks. The plankton module is part of

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ROV Trials Prep for Arctic Research

Forum Energy Technologies’ light work-class ROV, Comanche 38, has successfully completed sea trials with Amundsen Science (Université Laval, Canada). The ROV was sold to the scientific research organization last year and will support exploration of Arctic and sub-Arctic seafloor ecosystems. The vehicle was installed onboard the Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen.  The ROV’s deployment procedures and versatile capacity trials included: video surveys, high-resolution

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Telemetry to Monitor Underwater Sound in Killer Whale Habitat

Years of development culminated in a MacArtney telemetry concept measuring and transmitting individual noise profiles for complex acoustic data tracking to help preserve and recover one of Canada’s most iconic species: the Southern Resident Killer Whale. Under the Canadian Species at Risk Act, the Southern Resident Killer Whale was recently concluded to be facing an approaching threat to survival and

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Canada Launches $29 Million Ocean Sustainability Project

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By Devin Partida Microplastics are very tiny pieces of plastic either created intentionally for abrasive purposes or formed from larger pieces of decomposed plastic. They’re small enough to infest natural underwater vegetation or be eaten by wildlife. As such, microplastics pose a significant threat to our oceans and marine conservation efforts. In the past, microplastics were removed by placing filters in

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Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

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Canada’s Ocean Supercluster continues to press ahead during the coronavirus pandemic, The Chronicle Herald reported. The public-private group formed in 2018 and is based in Atlantic Canada, with the goal of increasing Canada’s ocean economy by $14 billion and 3,000 new jobs over the next 10 years. CEO Kendra MacDonald said the goal is to build ocean enterprises to 3

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