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Port of Halifax and Marine Thinking partner to develop marine environment

August 25, 2023

The Halifax Port Authority (HPA) is testing new technology at the port in partnership with Marine Thinking, a member company at the PIER.

Established by the Halifax Port Authority, the PIER is a global centre of excellence for Port Innovation, Engagement and Research in transportation, supply chain and port logistics, management, and development. It brings together partners, stakeholders, researchers, and entrepreneurs dedicated to tackling industry challenges.

Marine Thinking will use its electric Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) called Acadia to independently assess the condition of Piers 20, 21 and 22 using sonar technology. This scanning will gather information about both the current state of the seawall structures and the seabed elevation. The data will be valuable for planning upcoming maintenance and projects to help the Halifax Port Authority to manage its infrastructure responsibly and pro-actively in an ecologically friendly manner.

Acadia is an all-electric rigid inflatable boat (RIB) the produces minimal noise and air pollutants during its operations.