HALIFAX -Three Dartmouth companies are preparing to launch their advanced satellite, seismic and acoustic data collection technologies. This next step will create jobs and strengthen Nova Scotia’s position as a leader in ocean sensor surveillance, artificial intelligence and monitoring technologies.
Today, Darren Fisher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Dartmouth – Cole Harbour, on behalf of Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, announced a total of $1,313,742 in repayable contributions to help three companies pursue development and commercialization projects:
• Global Spatial Technology Solutions Inc. is developing new satellite surveillance features with maritime management applications, including tracking COVID-19 through maritime points of entry into Canada.
• Reftek Systems Inc. is launching its high-resolution seismic recorder in new global export markets; and
• Sensor Technology Ltd is boosting production of its custom acoustic sensor products.
“Canada’s new and improved ocean technologies are used in a variety of sectors around the world, strengthening the country’s world-class blue economy. I’m pleased that our support for the innovative projects announced today will create skilled jobs in Dartmouth and enable Nova Scotian entrepreneurs to emerge from this pandemic stronger than before.” – Darren Fisher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Dartmouth – Cole Harbour
These innovative technologies are intended to help protect our oceans as well as the health, safety and security of Canadians and others around the globe.
The government of Canada says funding for strategic projects like these ones will help the region seize new opportunities to build a stronger, more resilient and sustainable economy in communities throughout Atlantic Canada.