Ocean Sonics to deploy sensors on Bay of Fundy tidal project zoom Hydrophones ready for deployment

Ocean Sonics, a Nova Scotia-based designer and manufacturer of digital hydrophones, expects to install its sensoring equipment in the following months for Cape Sharp Tidal project located in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia.

As reported earlier, Cape Sharp Tidal, a joint venture formed by Emera and OpenHydro, aims to deploy two 2 MW tidal turbines that could power an estimated 1.000 homes in Nova Scotia, Canada, this fall. Read more…



Ocean Sonics has recently commissioned a new state of the art digital hydrophone calibration lab, the only one known of its kind, at their office in Great Village, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The traditional analog approach to calibrating hydrophones is a tricky and demanding task. Digital hydrophone calibration greatly simplifies the calibration process.

The separate wood framed building sits above the ground to isolate it acoustically. A Faraday cage shields instruments from electromagnetic radiation that could interfere with low signal measurement. Power is isolated from the main building and the data is wired to the main building to allow remote operation. The lab facility features a large test tank with room to fit multiple icListen Smart Hydrophones and an icTalk Smart Projector as the sound source. Each icListen hydrophone comes with a calibration certificate indicating when it was tested and the result. Ocean Sonics recommends returning the hydrophone unit for recalibration every two years. Read more…

This Article was found on: Oceanology International

Ocean Sonics Ltd. focuses on sound for survival

If you suffer from ringing ears or a bit of temporary hearing loss after a noisy rock concert, it doesn’t affect your ability to survive. But Mark Wood, president of Ocean Sonics Ltd., says many undersea creatures are dependent on sound to survive.


“These animals are deep under water where there’s no light, and they’re dependent on sound to locate food,” says Wood. “If they go deaf temporarily, it makes them vulnerable to predators, or they might beach themselves accidentally.”


If you’re building a bridge, for example, you need to be monitoring the noise you’re making in the water.


“Construction is very noisy, so if you’re pile-driving, the area near the work site has enough energy that it can actually kill fish,” says Wood. “We enable our customers to protect the health — and safe the lives — of animals.”…Read more

This article was written from hubnow

Great Village’s Desiree Stockerman Talking to the Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil

“We need to stop dividing our province. There are good things (here) … we need to focus on the positive things and not continue to focus on the negative things,” the premier suggested during a Truro and District Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Truro on Friday morning. About a 100 people were in attendance.

That doesn’t mean overlooking some obvious challenges, such as having the “worst performing economy for the last 11 years” and a

70 per cent population that is struggling, he said.

Instead, McNeil said, things such as encouraging sector development as opposed to financing private sectors, investing in sector infrastructure, and finding creative avenues to be profitable should be implemented….Read More


Article found in Truro Daily News Paper

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