Canada’s Ocean Supercluster Announces Project



Together with project partners, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster today announced its 15th ocean project. Led from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, the newest $3.1 million project called the Rutter Internet of Things (IoT) Project will transform and migrate Rutter systems into an IoT enabled solution, offering remote monitoring as a managed service with specialty radar system data acquisition, and cloud-based storage and analytics, while also creating 12 new jobs, including four at project implementation and eight at project completion.


The provincial governmnet is contributing $743,822 through the Innovation and Business Investment Corporation. Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is providing $721,561 in funding to this project, matching the industry investment of $721,561 from Rutter. This multi-million dollar project is also receiving a non-repayable contribution of $500,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), and $480,000 of in-kind support from Husky Energy. Led by Rutter, this IoT Project is in collaboration with its partner, Husky Energy, who will provide access to vessels for data collection, and research and development efforts including the installation and testing of concepts and for the demonstration of outcomes.


The new Ocean Supercluster project will increase operational efficiencies, foster collaboration between ocean sectors, and enable marine-related research delivered with greater accuracy, efficiency, and access to customers. For the research community, this project will provide the ability to receive real-time data from offshore operations that can be used to support their research and validation work in ice drift modelling, oceanographic forecasting, oil spill drift modelling, and other areas.