Aquaculture Sustainability Lab

Research Facility

Aquaculture Sustainability Lab
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia (NS)

Working in cooperation with Cooke Aquaculture, our lab focuses on increasing the sustainability of aquaculture through the use of marine technology and spatial data.

  • Marine/Ocean Sciences
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Ocean Industries

Research Facility

Jon Grant
Anne McKee
Lab Coordinator & Research Assistant

Industry Liaison Officer

Margaret Palmeter

Equipment 5 piece(s)

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
Nortek AS

From the User Guide: "The Aquadopp Profiler measures the current profile in water using acoustic Doppler technology. It is designed for stationary applications and can be deployed on the bottom, on a mooring rig, on a buoy, or on any other fixed structure. It is a complete instrument and includes all the parts required for a self contained deployment with data stored to an internal data logger. Typical applications include coastal studies, online monitoring and scientific studies in rivers, lakes and channels.

The Aquadopp profiler uses three acoustic beams slanted at 25° to accurately measure the current profile in a user selectable number of cells. The internal tilt and compass sensors tell the current direction and the high-resolution pressure sensor gives the depth -- the the tidal elevation if the system is fixed mounted. The standard 9 MB recorder and internal alkaline batteries are typically sufficient for a 2-4 month deployment."

Aerial Drone
Phantom 4

From website: "An uprated camera is equipped with a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor capable of shooting 4K/60 fps video and Burst Mode stills at 14 fps. The FlightAutonomy system includes five vision sensors for 2-directional obstacle sensing and forward-vision obstacle avoidance."

"Able to fly intelligently with a tap, automatically create seamless tracking shots, and much more."

Turner Designs

Trilogy can be used for fluorescence, absorbance, or turbidity measurements

Single-beam Echosounder

From website: "Our complete Aquatic Habitat Echosounder System lets you simultaneously acquire submerged aquatic vegetation, substrate, and bathymetry data using Visual Acquisition software and instantly create layered, colored and contoured maps using Visual Habitat software.

  • Map submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV)
  • Map eelgrass and other habitat areas
  • Monitor invasive aquatic weeds
  • Delineate areas of sand, mud, rock
  • Generate contour profiles
  • Shallow water mapping

Mobile survey deployment from small boats or research vessels in lakes, rivers, estuaries, and shallow marine environments."

Mini Underwater ROV
Deep Trekker

From website: "The DTG2 is a commercial grade mini ROV, designed with the Deep Trekker patented pitching system for unmatched maneuverability. An internal HD camera, with a 330 degree field of view so you can inspect below, above, behind or in front of you, and see the live feed directly to your hand held controller. With on-board batteries, work 6 – 8 hours on one 1.5 hour battery charge, and never worry about lugging around multiple cases or generators to your dive sites.

The DTG2 has a forward speed of 2.5 knots, with depth ratings of 100 m and 150 m, this tool is ideal for underwater inspections in your tough environments."

Date submitted: Wed, Oct 31, 2018 11:02 AM
Date updated: Wed, Oct 31, 2018 1:26 PM

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