Luna Ocean Consulting Ltd. (LOCL or Luna Ocean) is an oceanographic consulting company based in rural maritime Nova Scotia. We were incorporated in unison with the perigee “super” new moon on April 7, 2016, and collectively have decades of experience with ocean science and engineering, as well as marine operations in harsh (cold and high energy) environments of the coastal North Atlantic.
We provide cost effective access to a network of Highly Qualified Professionals collaborating on oceanographic science and engineering, focused on assisting with sustainable harvesting of ocean resources (currently focus on tidal energy), while striving to maximize community involvement and benefits in the areas where we work. We collaborate on technology development and providing services.
The video below highlights one of our research projects, focused on proof of concept testing for use of UAVs (aka drones) to track biodegradable drifters (aka pumpkins) and calculate their speed and direction. The primary objective is to develop a cost-effective and environmentally friendly method for mapping flow fields in tidal channels and rivers.