Ensuring Marine Safety with Innovative Solutions

The Provincial Government held a Technology Industry Summit on Friday.

Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, as well as Mark Browne, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, today toured C-CORE to view the progress of a project that will improve the detection of icebergs and ships in sea ice. The project contributes to the efforts of the Department of National Defence’s science and technology organization, Defence Research and Development Canada, to fully exploit the capabilities of Canada’s upcoming RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) satellites for safety and security surveillance.

The Provincial Government provided $150,000 in funding for ground-truth verification of ship and iceberg detections based on algorithms developed in this project.