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Jeff Stockhausen

Jeff Stockhausen has spent over 20 years supporting Canada's Ocean Technology sector, working in pure research, industrial R&D, design, production, product management, operational field work, business development, technical sales, marketing, and senior management. He has been involved in the development of satellite and aircraft based surveillance and imagery analysis systems; hydrographic data processing, analysis, visualization and archiving tools; and, spatial data management and decision support systems. Mr. Stockhausen's career has seen him work directly or interfaced with many domestic and international companies – large, medium and small – in the GIS, Remote Sensing, Defence, Hydrographic, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Proteomics, Seismic and Information Technology industries, as well as all levels of government and many defence and intelligence agencies both in Canada and abroad.

Jeff began his industrial career with Satlantic Inc. and its daughter company, IOSAT Inc., developing satellite-based ship detection and ocean monitoring tools, a high-speed satellite data processing system and a portable tactical satellite ground station. In the following years he continued his work with early-stage and start-up companies, including his own, and eventually took on a Business Development and Product Management role with MacDonald Dettwiler's Defence and Security Information Systems division. During his time in the private sector, Mr. Stockhausen also worked as a consultant, primarily involved with ocean surveillance and monitoring, and was a member of two Canadian General Standards Board committees - the Committee on Geomatics and the Canadian Advisory Committee to ISO TC211, the Technical Committee on Geographic Information/Geomatics, where he represented Canada on the Imagery and Gridded Data Working Group.

Since 2008, Jeff has been an Industrial Technology Advisor with the National Research Council of Canada's Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), Canada's premier innovation assistance program for SMEs. His work involves direct advisory and financial support to firms engaged in early-stage R&D and with a focus on growth. Jeff is passionate and committed to the ocean and its industrial sectors. Within the broader oceans ecosystem, Jeff has spent the last decade working hard to develop the alignment and support for the Ocean Technology Sector to allow it to grow and thrive. He was a founding member of the Nova Scotia Oceans Team, a Federal intergovernmental oceans working group, and the Ocean Technology Committee, which has now evolved into the Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia. He co-founded H2O: Home to Overseas, an international Ocean Technology conference now in its fifth year, and recently launched an annual Oceans Outlook event. Currently, Mr. Stockhausen represents IRAP on the NRC’s Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering Research Centre’s Advisory Board and has the lead role at IRAP with respect to engagement with Canada’s Ocean Supercluster.