Marport Deep Sea Technologies Inc., a leading subsea acoustics technology company, announced today that that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreement with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
The parties will work together to develop hardware and software products, or enhancements to existing products, in the areas of underwater acoustic sensor technology development and applications, environmental monitoring and control instrumentation, and education and training in the application and use of such technologies. As part of the agreement, Marport will install its multi-function, phased array sonar on WHOI's research vessel Tioga, a coastal research vessel that serves ocean scientists and engineers working in the waters off the north-eastern United States.
"We are committed to pursuing innovations in ocean technologies that enable scientists and engineers to leverage the capabilities of WHOI infrastructure. This MOU with Marport is a great example of a creative approach to access and deploy leading edge acoustics technology," said Dr. Daniel H. Stuermer, Director of Development with WHOI.
Karl Kenny, President & CEO of Marport said: "The WHOI team is world class, and are passionate about the same thing we are-creating advanced tools and technologies to explore and understand our oceans. This agreement launches a new relationship between Marport and WHOI and also provides a framework for future cooperation."