PROTECTING MARINE ENVIRONMENTS WITH INNOVATIVE CANADIAN TECHNOLOGY
DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT
“Standards promote innovation by making marine sensor performance specifications easier to understand and compare between manufacturers. Participating and influencing those standards helps us compete and grow our business.”
AML Oceanographic is an innovative Canadian company based in British Columbia that specializes in designing and manufacturing instrumentation and deployment systems for marine sensing, environmental monitoring, and other subsea applications. This equipment is used for a growing number of practical applications such as mapping the ocean floor and waterways, aquaculture, subsea construction and understanding the effects of climate change on the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers. As we use our oceans in new and innovative ways—from oil and gas exploration to aquaculture to marine parks—marine sensors can help guide critical decisions to mitigate any negative effects these operations have on the marine environment.
SCC is working with AML Oceanographic to develop an international standard for marine sensors. It will set out universal device specifications to ensure consistent results and a standardized approach for performance testing and reporting. This means customers can truly compare technologies when purchasing marine sensors. For AML Oceanographic, it means they can compete effectively and demonstrate their equipment’s capabilities—and that will help them continue grow to their business, and be a leader in Canada and around the world.