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Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

FarSounder CEO and MOTN President Vows Support to Mass Technology Council Grant

Continuing to strengthen the Commonwealth’s marine science & technology sector in southeastern Massachusetts, the John Adams Innovation Institute is making critical investments to support research and commercialization of new technologies.

As the economic development arm of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, the Innovation Institute is working with UMass Dartmouth’s SouthCoast Development Partnership (SCDP) to expand the Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN), an industry association for southern New England.

ResidenSea Taps FarSounder Tech to Enhance Safety

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

The on-going technology collaboration between Materials Systems Inc. (MSI) and FarSounder Inc. continues to generate new customer orders for the FS-3 Forward-Looking Obstacle Avoidance System. Each FS-3 system delivered by FarSounder has incorporated a curved, custom-designed MSI broadband transmitter and multi-element receive array to provide 3-D obstacle avoidance and shallow water navigation capabilities for ferries, cruise ships, and yachts.

New Sonar Technology Adds a New Dimension to Navigating Passenger Vessels

Foghorn magazine

Foghorn Focus: Electronics & Navigation

Due to the recent publicity regarding San Francisco Bay Area Water Transit Authority's(WTA) incorporation of a three dimensional (3-D) obstacle avoidance sonar system on board the two ferries under construction at Nichols Brother's Shipyard, perhaps the time is right for a deeper look at 3-D sonar and its potential benefits to the passenger vessel industry.

The Green Bottom Line

Ms. Magazine

How environmentally conscious, women-run companies do good and do well

The trade-off between social good, the environment and profits isn't really a tradeoff anymore-it's an excuse. Just ask Sonja Ebron,CEO of blackEnergy in Atlanta.

FarSounder In the News For Joint Kvichak & Nichols Brothers Project

Robinson Newspapers

Ballard firm to build ferries

Ballard's Kvichak Marine and Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Whidbey Island have joined forces to build two149-passenger ferries that will be 85 percent cleaner than the 2007 Environmental Protection Agency regulations require.

The first of the two boats, destined for the San Francisco Bay Area, will be completed this summer, with each boat taking seven months to build at a cost of $8 million each.

Captain's Table

WorkBoat Magazine

Deadline extended for right whale rulemaking

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has extended the comment period on the proposed speed limits and other measures for passenger vessels and others that operate near endangered North Atlantic right whales. The comment period was to have closed on Aug. 25.

FarSounder Security Work Featured In Mass High Tech Journal

Mass High Tech Journal

FarSounder secures $100K SBIR award


By Efrain Viscarolasaga

Through the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs, the U.S. government is searching for new technologies to help the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) better serve its mission to protect the citizenry from hostile threats.

One area of specialized interest is the defense of the nation's harbors and coastlines, both above and below the waterline.