Empowering woman in STEM: Jillian Duggan completes the Passive Acoustic Monitoring Operators course, the first of its kind offered in Canada
Jillian Duggan, 25, the marine biologist and ocean technologist working at Ocean Sonics is a newly certified PAM, passive acoustic monitoring, operator. Duggan passed the Edgewise Environmental PAM operators course with merit last week in Newfoundland. Continue reading
Rose Fisher has joined hydrophone manufacturer Ocean Sonics as Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator. Continue reading
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Ocean Sonics, a leader in smart hydrophone technology, has developed a coastal acoustic drifting buoy. Practical uses include but are not limited to marine mammal monitoring, real-time noise measurement, environmental assessment and improving compliance with the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
The killer whales around Vancouver Island need our help to protect them from the effects of human activity. Ocean Sonics has stepped up to the challenge with its novel hydrophone network.
Ocean Sonics is excited to announce the release of the newest icListen HF Smart Hydrophone. The SC2-ETH follows the very popular SB2-ETH with its small size and smart electronics, setting the standard for smart digital hydrophones!
- Low Power: Get longer deployments thanks to its lower power. Use as an Acoustic Recorder
- Connect with 24 or 12 V: Use 24 V for best performance on longer cable runs. Short cables can use 12 V for highest battery efficiency
- Large Memory: Double the data collected with the 256 GB internal memory. For even more memory, ask about the New Acoustic Digital Recorder.
- Track Time Accurately even when the icListen is powered off. You can guarantee instrument time is accurate by connecting to your laptop, or to a GPS for Sync
- Hydrodynamic Shape: Record higher quality data in flowing and turbulent water
- Eliminate Electro Magnetic Noise from the power supply ‘hum’ even in challenging environments
Enjoy all the icListen features you currently enjoy and more. The SC2-ETH is fully compatible, and can be directly combined with other members of the icListen family.
Contact our Distributors or Ocean Sonics for pricing. Available for sale, September 2017.
We are excited to offer the current model SB2-ETH (200m) and SB35-ETH (3500m) to users who want the performance of the world’s best digital hydrophone at a great price.
All icListen Smart Hydrophones offer:
• High quality hydrophone arrays when synchronized by connecting together
Contact Ocean Sonics or your local distributor to take advantage of this offer, while supplies last. Offer expires at the end of Sept 2017.
Ocean Sonics has long outgrown their cramped workspace in Great Village. It’s full of too many people, and piled high with boxes of their award-winning icListen Smart Hydrophone.
Co-owner Desiree Stockerman, who manages sales operations and new business development for Ocean Sonics, says they made the huge decision to design a purpose-built facility in Truro ─ just off Hwy. 102 at Exit 13. Read more…
The Business Development Bank of Canada is loosening the purse strings to make an extra $100 million in financing available for Atlantic Canadian businesses in four industry sectors during the next two years.
In a bid to boost the information and communication technology, agri-food, ocean technology and tourism sectors, the Crown corporation responsible for helping Canadian businesses is upping its financing envelope for the next two years for those industries to $280 million.
“These sectors are areas that we feel have the greatest opportunity for growth,” Michael Denham, the BDC’s president and chief executive officer, said in an interview Thursday.
“What we’re looking for are entrepreneurs who have solid businesses in place and who are looking for financing for equipment, marketing or to expand their sales force,” he said.
Atlantic Canadian business owners are bullish these days. According to BDC surveys, 75 per cent of Atlantic Canadian entrepreneurs have indicated they expect to grow their revenues this year, up from only 42 per cent who said the same thing in 2016
That’s a higher level of business confidence than in the rest of Canada.
And it’s an optimism shared by Great Village-based Ocean Sonics owners Desirée Stockermans and Mark Wood.
Their five-year-old company, which developed a digital hydrophone that allows users to listen to underwater sounds in real time from the surface, have seen explosive growth. Digital hydrophones are used along coastlines to measure ocean sounds, including marine life and human activity like shipping, commercial and military activities which contribute to noise pollution.
In its first year of operation, Ocean Sonics doubled its sales volume. The following year, sales soared about another 50 per cent. And since then the company’s revenues have roughly doubled again, said Stockermans, the company’s operations manager, in an interview Thursday. Read more…