The University of Victoria’s Technology Parks is pleased to welcome C.S.S.F. as its newest tenant to the Marine Technology Centre.

“I would like to welcome C.S.S.F to the Marine Technology Centre,” said Dale Gann, President of UVic’s Technology Parks.  “This announcement is hopefully the beginning of a critical mass of ocean and marine companies that will locate at the Marine Technology Centre.  ”

The Canadian Scientific Submersible Facility is a nationally registered not-for-profit corporation. Established to manage and operate the ROPOS system once the Department of Fisheries and Oceans could no longer fund underwater research vehicles, the CSSF successfully transferred the ROPOS operation from government to the private sector.

CSSF works mainly through contracts with small local companies. Fielding a consistently successful team for operations and maintenance of the system, CSSF has earned strong client support. Working relationships have been established with the University of Victoria, University of Washington, the NOAA Vents program and the NOAA West Coast Undersea Research Center, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), GEOMAR (a German research support agency) as well as Natural Resources Canada and several other Canadian universities.