Discovery Centre, OTCNS Launch New Science Program

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The Discovery Centre in partnership with the Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS) and the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Nova Scotia (ADIANS), under the auspices of Labour and Advanced Education Ocean Sector Council, launched the “Tide to Technology” program on Saturday, April 12th at the Discovery Centre.

Lauren & Desiree at the Discovery Centre’s Tide to Technology Launch, Credit: Ocean Sonics

Tide to Technology is an external science program that offers high school students an opportunity for hands-on learning with up-to-date ocean technologies and a chance to interact with local industry representatives.

The launch of Tide to Technology featured a first-hand look at an ROV and an ocean glider. Guest speakers included, Discovery Centre, Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education (LAE), Fisheries & Oceans Canada (DFO), The Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS), Ocean Sonics, and Vemco Ltd. and from academia, Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Centre of Geographic Sciences and the Ocean Tracking Network based at Dalhousie University.

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Presenting at the Tide to Technology launch, Credit: Ocean Sonics

Tide to Technology is set to visit various high schools throughout Nova Scotia this spring. The workshop will consist of several ocean technology stations including Geomatics, a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), Acoustic Telemetry, Echolocation and much more.

Press Release, April 17, 2014; Image Ocean Sonics

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