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ments. ?A big part of our growing business is doing anthro- pogenic noise in river environments where companies are doing bridging projects and pile driving. We can use the same instruments that were designed originally for deep ocean in shallow and  owing river environments,? he stated. Although JASCO started with a focus on marine acous- tic work, Moloney explained the company does have some capability and capacity to do terrestrial acoustics and blast physics. ?We are a very academic and scienti c company. Many of our acousticians have done work in sort of terres- trial acoustics? and although the company has some done work in this  eld.JASCO is not without its challenges. ?Our biggest challenge is we are a small Canadian com-pany and it is really about judging how much to invest from a capital perspective to service the growing market that we see,? Moloney said. ?Sales are not a problem. There seems to be a signi cant demand on us. We have deep connections in the oil and gas sector servicing our customers with high quality services and products. We have to make sure we sus- tain that level of good science and technology and make sure we deliver on programs we have. That is the key challenge.? On the competitive side, the biggest competition comes from ?academic institutions, that are subsidized. They don?t bear the costs of their overheads and their rates re ect that so it is a bit of an issue,? he added. But Moloney said if an industrial company has a schedule and really wants to get through an environmental assess- ment critical to their situation ?we offer a strong compelling case to them because we are a company, we have to deliver on time. We are not driven by an academic schedule. We are extremely proud of our science so we strive for scienti c excellence,? Moloney stressed. Going forward Moloney says the company is looking at more real time systems and instruments. ?Collecting data and analyzing after the fact is not the way it is going for us in the future. Our instrument  eet is capable of streaming data with real time processing and real time classi cation. Companies want information now. We have that in-house capability. ?The other place we are going is up river,? he said with a smile. ?We are looking more at jetties, retaining walls and bridging projects. Basically harbors, estuaries and rivers and effects on migratory  sh, smaller and less sexy species.? There is also an energy to grow the company globally. China, Latin America and the developing countries in Southeast Asia are areas of interest for JASCO. Ocean energy sources such as offshore wind power also hold a future for JASCO. Moloney said the company focus is quite straight forward. ?We feel our job is to enable human and industrial activi- ties in the environment but to do so in an eco-friendly way. We are not here to impede anybody, we are here to enable someone,? he said. AMAR Marine Technology Reporter 49MTR #1 (34-49).indd 49MTR #1 (34-49).indd 491/23/2014 11:00:04 AM1/23/2014 11:00:04 AM

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