Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Measuring Rogue Waves and Hurricanes: Developing Scalable Coastal Weather Systems for Marine Safety and Climate Resilience

Joint Virtual Event With Vancouver Island Engineering Society (VIES) and the Victoria Branch

Friday, May 5, 2023
12:00 PM–1:00 PM Pacific Time
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Eligible for 1 CE Hour(s) of Technical Learning

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Registration deadline is April 30, 2023.

Event Details


Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $10.00 + GST = $10.50

Non-Registrant Price: $10.00 + GST = $10.50

Student Price: $10.00 + GST = $10.50


For more information about this event, please contact the Victoria Branch

Event Presenter(s)

Dr. Scott Beatty
Founder & CEO, MarineLabs, Victoria, BC

Event Description

Join the Victoria Branch and Vancouver Island Engineering Society (VIES) for a presentation on MarineLabs.

About the Event

MarineLabs is built on a deep passion and respect for the ocean. Their mission is to protect Earth’s oceans and coastlines in the face of increasing weather risks to maritime industries and climate driven impacts on coastal infrastructure. MarineLabs, based in Victoria, BC, has developed and commercialized an end-to-end subscription-based service called CoastAware that provides access to the world’s highest resolution real-time marine wind, wave, and other data. The data comes from an expanding fleet of their rapidly deployable, rugged, and modular coastal sensors that extend across North America from Atlantic Canada, and from Northern BC to Southern Vancouver Island. Dr. Beatty will describe the history of the technology development, their design philosophy, validation methods, and testing strategies. He will present some of the technical challenges MarineLabs has overcome and their achievements such as measuring the world’s most extreme rogue wave off Ucluelet BC and measuring Hurricane Fiona in Atlantic Canada.

Presenter Bio

Dr. Scott Beatty, Founder & CEO, MarineLabs, Victoria, BC

Dr. Beatty is Canadian ocean deep-tech entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience in Marine industrial and R&D sectors. He holds a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from UBC, with both MASc and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Victoria where he conducted research on the design, optimization, control, and testing of ocean wave energy conversion systems. Dr Beatty founded MarineLabs in 2017 and it has grown into a thriving company operating a North America wide fleet of sensors providing the world’s highest resolution coastal wind, wave and other data. MarineLanbs was awarded “Growth Company of the Year” by VIATEC in 2022 Dr Beatty has internationally recognized expertise and leadership in marine technology; with patents and highly cited publications on wave energy conversion technologies, test programs, and field campaigns. He served as convener of IEC standards technical committees and as a technical judge for US Dept. of Energy, Wave Energy Scotland, and Canadian funding agencies allocating approximately $75 million in funds.