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Innovators: Marine Institute - Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources (CSAR)
Marine Institute - Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources (CSAR)
Marine Institute of Memorial University
155 Ridge Road
P.O. Box 4920
St. John's, NL A1C 5R3
Dr. Paul Winger, Director
Fisheries and Aquaculture; Environmental Science; Offshore Oil and Gas
Vessel and Platform Engineering; Convertible Energy Systems; Environmental Science; Other
Research and development unit under the School of Fisheries, Marine Institute of Memorial University.
The Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources (CSAR) is a unit of the School of Fisheries at the Marine Institute. CSAR undertakes industrial research and development, technology transfer, testing and technical support on a general basis as well as on a contract or joint venture basis. The primary focus is on specific needs of fishers and fishing gear manufacturers but the Centre also performs assignments for w wide range of other clients and applications.
The primary testing facility for CSAR is the Marine Institute's flume tank - the world’s largest. This advanced facility incorporates sophisticated video recording, computer software, sensor equipment and special features. The Centre has a core staff in the disciplines of fisheries engineering, fish behaviour, fishing technology, fishing gear, and mechanical engineering.
Areas of research and development include:
· Harvesting technology.
· Ocean energy - turbine testing.
· Underwater intervention - AUV and Glider testing.
· Hydrodynamic performance evaluations.
The Centre's specialists have worked on a range of projects world-wide from sea trials in Alaska to technology projects in Australia, for a variety of national and international clients.