Research & Develop Online Tools for Climate Change Mitigation Services in Developing Countries

Through this Mitacs initiative, the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, and OEA Technologies, Inc., will cooperatively research and develop online and social media tools that facilitate delivery of professional environmental services in developing countries. OEA Technologies’ specific interests are climate-change related oceanographic services and small-island developing states. “Innovation and diversification are not optional for ocean technology companies”, says Dr. Brian Whitehouse, president of OEA Technologies, Inc. “But you need to do it in an exceedingly cost-effective manner.” OEA Technologies hopes to achieve this objective by teaming with Saint Mary’s faculty and students who specialize in emerging marketing tools. Based in Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia, the company provides professional services in the marine environmental sector. It won its first small-island developing state contract in 2012, when it designed a marine monitoring and forecasting system for the eastern Caribbean Sea.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Ramesh Venkat


Emma Martin


OEA Technologies




Environmental industry


Saint Mary's University



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