Partnerships Promote Better Understanding of the North Atlantic as a Whole

by Dr. Martha Nizinski, NOAA Fisheries National Systematics Laboratory We often hear the statement that “it takes a village” to describe accomplishments that may not have been realized without a little help from our friends. So too is the case for scientific exploration and discovery. No matter the ocean, country, or province, many of the fundamental questions asked by the worldwide network of marine scientists are similar. Collaborations and partnerships allow us to move forward more quickly to address our goals. All benefit when the community of stakeholders agree to…

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Kraken Conducting Joint Technology Demonstrations with NOAA & ThayerMahan

July 22, 2019 – Kraken Robotics Inc. is pleased to announce that since July 18, ThayerMahan and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have conducted joint operations using Kraken’s sonar and laser scanning technologies. This follows a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) signed between Kraken and NOAAas well as Kraken’s strategic partnership signed with ThayerMahan, both in 2018. NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) and its partners, will conduct a technology demonstration using Kraken’s sonar and laser scanning technologies off the east coast of the United…

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The North American Satellite Tracking of Pollution (NASTOP) Program

On May 2, 2018 – the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its counterpart in the north, Environment and Climate Change Canada, worked together to create the North American Satellite Tracking of Pollution (NASTOP) Program to bolster our shared capacity to respond to marine pollution events. Much like NOAA, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) works to preserve and enhance the natural environment — including water. Canada and the U.S. share two major coastlines and the Great Lakes. During a spill response, it’s important to have an understanding of the…

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