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Game Changer: Geneviève Allard, Project Manager, OpDAQ Systems

Game Changer: Geneviève Allard, Project Manager, OpDAQ Systems

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Geneviève Allard started working in the marine sector as a commercial diver and later pursued geographic studies that led to her work in academia. “As I worked on the development of research collaborations between academics and the industry, I found a need for a better understanding of how businesses use research to grow,” she said. Due to this desire,...

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Canada awards R&D contract to Cellula Robotics Ltd for sub-surface surveillance in the Arctic

Canada awards R&D contract to Cellula Robotics Ltd for sub-surface surveillance in the Arctic

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The Government of Canada recently awarded a contract to Cellula Robotics Ltd, as part of its commitment to defence research and development. “Our Government is committed to providing the members of the Canadian Armed Forces with the tools they need to do their jobs while obtaining the best possible value for Canadians,” said Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services...

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EP 86: An overview of the Shipbuilding Technology Forum 2018

EP 86: An overview of the Shipbuilding Technology Forum 2018

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In this episode of Vanguard Radio, Marcello Sukhdeo gives an overview of the Shipbuilding Technology Forum 2018 that was held recently in Ottawa. On March 1st, over 150 attendees from the military and industry gathered at the Shaw Centre for Vanguard’s fifth annual Shipbuilding Technology Forum. This event is a one-day conference with the aim to showcase emerging technologies,...

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Canada’s Northern people deserve better Arctic SAR capabilities

Canada’s Northern people deserve better Arctic SAR capabilities

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The Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met last month to study maritime search and rescue activities, including current challenges and opportunities. Colonel (Retired) Pierre LeBlanc, President, Arctic Security Consultants, addressed the committee a witness on the matter of search and rescue in the Arctic: The Canadian Arctic is actually larger than the whole of continental Europe....

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Shipbuilding Tech Forum 2018 in pics and tweets

Shipbuilding Tech Forum 2018 in pics and tweets

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Over 150 members from military, government and industry, gathered for the fifth Shipbuilding Technology Forum on March 1 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. The Shipbuilding Technology Forum is a one-day conference that is produced by Vanguard with the aim to showcase emerging technologies, address a range of marine and shipbuilding issues and ship repair. This event facilitates meaningful...

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Dashboard: Natural gas as a marine fuel

Dashboard: Natural gas as a marine fuel

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The debate about using natural gas as a marine fuel began many years ago. Today, with the impending deadline of the new sulphur cap requirement regulating emissions for ships coming into effect in 2020, has seen a push for more alternative forms of fuels. In this dashboard, Andrew Kendrick from Vard Marine Inc. presents an overview of Natural Gas...

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Leveraging Technology Trends for Maritime Domain Awareness

Leveraging Technology Trends for Maritime Domain Awareness

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Understanding what is occurring on our oceans is of critical importance globally. Whether it be monitoring shipping on behalf of global markets, timely awareness of emergencies at sea, determining environmental hazards, tracking illegal activities, or gathering intelligence regarding potential threats to national security, access to timely and accurate understanding of what is happening in our maritime environments – known...

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An Out-of-the-Blue Icebreaker Opportunity

An Out-of-the-Blue Icebreaker Opportunity

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By Colonel (Retired) Pierre Leblanc I recently attended the Maritime and Arctic Security & Safety Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, where I learned of an interesting unforeseen opportunity for the Canadian Government to acquire a number of modern icebreakers at deeply discounted prices. On January 30, 2017, I raised my concerns with the aging of the Canadian Coast...

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Experts paint innovation and emerging technologies picture at Shipbuilding Tech Forum 2018

Experts paint innovation and emerging technologies picture at Shipbuilding Tech Forum 2018

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As a maritime country with a coastline extending for over 200,000 kilometres and encircled by waters on three sides, Canada has a vested stake in ships. These vessels play an important role, not only in maintaining sovereignty, but search and rescue efforts, surveillance, seaborne transportation and logistics. For ships to continue performing such an indispensable role, technology must be...

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Decarbonization and Marine Propulsion Systems

Decarbonization and Marine Propulsion Systems

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In 2012, the maritime industry emitted close to 1,000 million tonnes of CO2, which represented about 2.2 per cent of global CO2 emissions. A study by the Danish Shipowner’s Association (DSA) and UCL Energy Institute in 2016 showed that this could rise to 15 per cent by 2050. While the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) believes the industry can improve...

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