Thank you to everyone who made our 50th Anniversary Roadshow in Halifax such a success! The event was held at COVE on September 14, 2023 and brought together researchers, ocean technicians, industry professionals, and staff and students from Dalhousie University, St. Mary’s University, and Nova Scotia Community College. Over the course of the afternoon, attendees got a first look at … Read More about That’s a wrap on our 50th Anniversary Roadshow in Halifax!
Welcome to RBR! Tell us a bit about who you are and what you’ll be doing at RBR. I’m Markus Motz, I’m 51 years old, so really old, I feel! I’m German, living in Hamburg. My position here is as director of research and development. I have several tasks here. High level tasks will involve better organization of research and development, … Read More about Meet Markus Motz, RBR’s new R&D director
As technology continues to progress and evolve, so does the equipment that scientists use in their monitoring programs. Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) – devices that perform predefined missions without constant human intervention and supervision – are one such example of equipment that has become particularly popular within the scientific community and beyond. The appeal of these devices is that they … Read More about Micro-AUVs: Making waves for the future of oceanographic technologies
The ocean surrounding Southeast Alaska is a geomorphically complex area in the Northeast Pacific. Despite the complexities of this area and the numerous stakeholders interested in this ocean ecosystem, much of the region has, until recently, been lacking a regular monitoring program. In 2022, Tyler Hennon, an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, started a comprehensive oceanographic … Read More about Trolling for data in Southeast Alaska
We’d like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who attended our 50th anniversary open house in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. The event brought together various branches of the RBR community – from local supporters, suppliers, and KNBA neighbours to our founder Richard Brancker, former president Frank Johnson, and current president Greg Johnson – to celebrate RBR’s … Read More about RBR’s 50th anniversary open house in Ottawa was a great success!
The Salish Sea, located on the west coast of Canada, is bounded by the lower mainland of British Columbia to the east, Vancouver Island to the west, and the state of Washington to the south. This Sea is a bustling location, with millions of people living along its shoreline and numerous vessels sailing through its waters daily. It is also … Read More about Monitoring sound in the Salish Sea: how scientists are trying to understand the decline of Southern Resident Killer Whales