August 2016 - Marine Technology Reporter

MTR100: MetOcean Data Systems

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Established in 1985, MetOcean Data Systems has been a world leader in the ocean technology industry for over 30 years as a developer and manufacturer of data acquisition and telemetry systems. MetOcean, an ISO 9001 registered company, specializes in the production of air-deployed and ship-deployed drifting buoys, search and rescue buoys, oil spill tracking buoys, ice platforms and acoustic systems and defense and security systems.

The company’s head office is located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. The proximity of its facility to the Atlantic Ocean is of prime importance to its operations. Both the Bedford Basin at the head of Halifax Harbor, and the nearby open ocean provide a test facility no lab or test tank can duplicate. MetOcean’s facilities have recently expanded to occupy a facility of over 40,000 sq. ft. of space that is divided into offices, labs, prototyping facilities, electronics assembly/storage and mechanical assembly, with approximately 20,000 sq. ft. of space is strictly dedicated for use as manufacturing space.

MetOcean also owns the NOVATECH brand and NOVATECH beacons and flashers, products that have been proven throughout the world’s oceans and trusted around the globe for over 40 years. The iBCN is the next-generation of MetOcean’s NOVATECH satellite beacons, designed for tracking and locating your assets up to full ocean depth (12,000m). The self-contained submersible beacons use the bi-directional capabilities of the Iridium satellite telemetry system, allowing the end user to receive real-time GPS location of their asset and also change and send various reporting parameters to the beacon. The MetOcean Iridium iSLDMB is an innovative, rugged, and compact A-size Self Locating Datum Marker Buoy. The iSLDMB was designed and tested to meet the stringent performance requirements of coastguards for Search and Rescue (SAR) operations in the open ocean. MetOcean products are used to help save lives when unexpected accidents occur.

21 Thornhill Drive, Dartmouth, NS, Canada B3B 1R9
Phone: 902-468-2505
CEO/President: Tony Chedrawy
Number of Employees: 54
Annual Sales: $15m
Sales Manager: Emily MacPherson
(As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine Technology Reporter)

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