Ocean Sonics Ltd. is pleased to announce the sale of ten 3500m icListen Smart Hydrophones to Ocean Networks Canada for the Smart Oceans™ program, a new initiative of the University of Victoria that addresses the limitation of conventional technologies to allow continuous year-round, sub-second observations with dozens of measurement types, accessible through the Internet to any audience.

Scott McLean, Director, Ocean Networks Canada Innovation Centre has said: "We have been working with Ocean Sonics in our technology demonstration program since their first prototypes were developed. Our science users have been impressed with the very high quality data sets. Under Smart Oceans™, Ocean Networks Canada is expanding its hydrophone network with Ocean Sonics icListen Smart Hydrophones across the observatories including new sites across coastal BC. The compact size, Ethernet interface, high reliability and exceptional performance make these systems ideal for ocean observing applications such as mammal classification, vessel and ambient noise studies."

The flagship icListen HF Smart Hydrophone is recognized today as the new standard in broadband digital marine acoustics. Use it to stream data, log data, or both in the fields of marine mammal monitoring, ocean observatories, shipping noise and ocean noise measurements. For more information visit: www.OceanSonics.com

Smart Oceans™ is enabled through funding support from Transport Canada and Western Economic Diversification, and with contributions from IBM Canada. Ocean Networks Canada operates the world’s most advanced cabled ocean observatories off British Columbia’s coast and the Arctic for the advancement of science and the benefit of Canada. For more information visit: www.oceannetworks.ca 

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