OceanSync Data Solutions Inc. receives federal support to deploy and test ship-based automated weather stations
July 9, 2021 · Halifax, Nova Scotia · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
In Atlantic Canada, the ocean not only creates good jobs, it is an important part of the region’s culture and identity. That is why the Government of Canada is investing in OceanSync Data Solutions Inc. to help the company develop weather data solutions for the shipping industry.
Federal support for innovative ocean technology
Today, Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Halifax, announced a repayable contribution of $93,888 for OceanSync Data Solutions Inc. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.
The funding will help OceanSync to test and commercialize its automated weather station units. The remote units, which will be deployed onto seafaring ships, collect and relay environmental data in realtime, improving shipping route optimization, situational awareness and safety.
Today’s announcement further demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to help Canadian businesses innovate and bring new products to market. Funding for strategic projects like this one will help the region seize new opportunities to build a stronger, more sustainable economy in communities throughout Atlantic Canada.