You can watch a stream of this session on our YouTube channel. Rapid advances in technology are reshaping the ocean sectors. From big data processing and real-time communications to high-quality instruments and sensors, ocean technologies are creating great promise for better understanding, managing and benefiting from our aquatic environments. In many cases, women are leading that charge.

Join us Wednesday, September 27, when we will profile women making their mark in the ocean technology community. We will hear their stories and experiences from different fields in the industry. All three have built businesses worth bragging about.

Desiree Stockermans, Operations Manager, Ocean Sonics ( – As both owner and operations manager, Desiree manages all day-to-day operations of Ocean Sonics, which designs and manufactures world-class products that measure sounds in the ocean. Desiree, along with her husband Mark and their

 team, have built on the success of the company’s smart hydrophones, delivering engineering and commercial success around the globe. 

Kes Morton, President and CEO, Pisces Greens & Consulting ( – Kes is an experienced manager, scientist and communicator, with over 15 years of management and research experience in industry, academia and government. She specializes in project management for ocean research and comes equipped with a PhD in marine ecology, a project management professional certification and a certificate in financial management. Kes started Pisces Greens & Consulting in January 2017 to help clients get ocean R&D done in industry, academia and government.

Sue Molloy, President, Glas Ocean Electric ( – Sue specializes in electric boats and ships, marine renewable energy and sustainable engineering. Through both Glas Ocean Electric and her consulting company, Sue is working on a range of projects for groups such as the Canadian Space Agency, Transport Canada and Black Rock Tidal Power. She is the international chair for the International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) River Turbines Project Team (PT), a Canadian delegate on the Design MT of IEC TC114 Marine Energy and is a board member of Marine Renewables Canada.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
(light breakfast from 8:30 am - 9:00 am)
Technology Innovation Centre
1 Research Drive, Dartmouth

RSVP to Wendy at or 902.424.8670 x 1404 by Thursday, September 21.

Note to our Cape Breton friends: We’re live-casting this session to a group gathered in Cape Breton at Navigate Startup House, 37 Nepean Street, Sydney; click here to let our team there (aka Bob Pelley!) know you’re coming to the Sydney webcast.