Geoforce Demo at Sea – March 2017

Geoforce DTS ready to deploy in Halifax harbour aboard the survey vessel LeeWay Odyssey

Geoforce is testing its improved Geoforce DTS®-5 Boomer/Sparker sub-bottom profiler in Halifax Harbour and Approaches. This test is conducted in collaboration with NSCC’s Ocean Technology Advanced Diploma program with support from Innovacorp’s Acceleration initiative. The survey vessel is the LeeWay Odyssey. NSCC students are on board with their new drop camera and the survey was launched from the future site of the COVE project on the Dartmouth waterfront.

INTRODUCING: The Geoforce DTS®-5

Geoforce Group introduces the Geoforce DTS®-5, the 5th-generation incarnation of the legendary Huntec DTS deep-tow Boomer/Sparker sub-bottom profiler, now available for global survey operations as a powerful turn-key rental system. Its many incremental improvements are listed in the OINA 2017 Show Special Flyer:

Connecting with Walter Munk at OINA

Ulrich Lobsiger, Walter Munk, Geophysics, Oceanography Chair at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Geoforce, sub-surface seafloor mapping, sub-bottom profiler

A highlight for Geoforce at OINA was to connect with Walter Munk, THE foremost Physical Oceanographer, professor of geophysics emeritus and holder of the Secretary of the Navy/Chief of Naval Operations Oceanography Chair at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California.

Walter has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical SocietyNational Medal of Science for Physical Science and many other honours. He turns 100 in October 2017!



Geoforce at OINA 2017 (Oceanology International North America)

Geoforce is Delighted to Discuss our Most Recent Developments at OINA 2017

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OINA, The world’s leading forum for marine science & ocean technology arrives in San Diego, CA

The Oceanology International portfolio offers world leading events where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the marine science and ocean technology communities.

Oceanology International North America’s world-class exhibition and conference will help organisations reach buyers from key market regions and sectors worldwide and help them improve their strategies for measuring, developing, protecting and operating in the world’s oceans.

In Memoriam – Martin Uyesugi

In Memoriam- Martin Uyesugi, Geoforce, sub-surface seafloor mapping, sub-bottom profiler

Martin Schoji Uyesugi

Of Eastern Passage, passed away at his home on September 27, 2016.  Martin is survived by his mother Jane, Burnaby, BC; sister Gail Sapp, Austin, TX; brother Steve, Smithers, BC.  Martin has numerous nieces, nephews and other family members in Canada and the United States.  He was predeceased by his father Kenneth Kazuo Uyesugi.  Martin was born in Montreal on April 26, 1949, but grew up in the Toronto Area graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Resource Management and Geology) and from the Electronic Technician & Technology Program at Seneca College.  Most of his career was spent with Geoforce Group Limited and precursor companies in Dartmouth. Martin met his future business partner Graham Standen when they both worked for Huntec (70) Limited as employees in 1980, focusing on subsurface seafloor mapping, mostly collaborating with the Geological Survey Canada – Atlantic at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. Martin enjoyed going to sea operating deep-tow sub-bottom profilers and other marine geophysical equipment for government and private sector clients in most parts of the global oceans and he was instrumental in continuously improving important ocean technology gear. His roles included survey technician, operations manager, general manager and company president. Martin was bought out by Graham in 2013 but continued helping with many technical tasks at Geoforce while enjoying semi-retirement. Among other hobbies he was an avid collector of precious watches, specialty fishing rods and telescopes for astronomy. A quiet person, he was an esteemed shipmate, great technician and work colleague to many in the oceans technology community.  

An informal celebration of life will be held on Monday, October 3 in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Dartmouth from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Well wishes only please.  Online condolences by visiting:

GEOFORCE: Fifth high Arctic UNCLOS mission

This 9-man crew led by Borden Chapman just completed the fifth UNCLOS expedition on board Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Louis S. St. Laurent in five consecutive years

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 Left to right: Rodger Oulton, Dale Ruben, Borden Chapman, Bob Murphy, Ken Asprey, Stan Myers, Robert Garber, John Ruben and Nelson Ruben

In addition to performing maintenance, improvements and at-sea operations of NRCan’s Huntec DTS sub-bottom profilers under a Standing Offer contract, Geoforce also provides technical expert personnel and Marine Mammal Observers during UNCLOS missions across the Arctic Ocean including the North Pole and passages through the Canadian Archipelago.

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Courtesy Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Geoforce at the IORE Ocean Connector- May 19, 2016

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Geoforce Group Limited and Dr. Don Gordon of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography Oceans Association will be presenting at the May 19, 2016 Ocean Connector hosted by IORE, the Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise.

Join us in the relaxed atmosphere of Dalhousie Engineering’s T-Room from 4:00-6:00 PM for a spirited discussion on the rich history of ocean research in Atlantic Canada through an overview of Voyage of Discovery: Fifty Years of Marine Research at Canada’s Bedford Institute of Oceanography 1962-2012 with the underlying themes of collaboration and “Passing the Torch” to future generations of ocean explorers.

Voyage book           Dr Don Gordon

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