Sean Morgan and Eddie Luy

Dartmouth Ocean Technologies,

Cove, Dartmouth

"Every day seems very unique we come in and we don't know exactly what we're going to do, and opportunities or problems just present themselves and we take it one day at a time."

How are they making waves?

Sean Morgan and Eddie Luy are two Junior Researchers with Dartmouth Ocean Technologies Inc. (DOT).

They are getting a jump on their career in the ocean technology sector with the help of the Centre of Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE).

Roommates and partners, Eddie and Sean developed a phosphate sensor that is able to provide real-time data of dangerous algae blooms in watersheds, an area of interest for water regulatory agencies.

Applications of innovation for future use

Detection of these harmful algae blooms can help organizations who are trying to monitor and address this issue and protect watersheds.

Harmful algae blooms are an epidemic in many watersheds all over the globe, the water management teams of these watersheds could benefit greatly from this technology.

Facts about issues being addressed

  • Algae blooms create a toxic environment in watersheds for humans and wildlife.
  • They can potentially remove oxygen in water.