Poseidon Ocean Systems was founded in 2015 by Matt Clarke, P.Eng, President, with co-founder, Heather Clarke, B.Comm, Vice President of Business Operations. Poseidon Ocean Systems was established in response to increasing demand for engineering efficiency in aquaculture operations around the world.
Matt Clarke graduated University of British Columbia with a degree as an engineer in Applied Science (B.A.Sc.), in 2006, and launched a career in Integrated Engineering, Project Management, Product Development and Marine Engineering. He served in Canadian Forces Army Reserve, Search and Rescue at Canadian Coast Guard, and employment at Marine Harvest Canada as Marine Engineer and Project Manager.
Clarke established Poseidon Ocean Systems to pioneer aquaculture product, services, and developments in a rapidly growing ocean systems enterprise. Employee safety is paramount in the engineering of expansive mooring systems for net pens. Raising salmon involves creating personnel and product safety and secure ocean pens in remote locations, also keeping predators at bay,
Innovating within a $1.5 billion a year industry in B.C. alone, Clarke looks ahead in development and construction of net pen systems that hold these investments in B.C.'s richest agricultural product, salmon. The company is becoming a global leader in aquaculture solutions and technology in all aspects of project development, "thoughtfully, collaboratively and creatively," says Clarke. "We supply full-service aquaculture engineering/support in a company specializing in aquaculture infrastructure design, engineering, development, supply, and installation."
Campbell River, B.C. on central Vancouver Island is home to Poseidon Ocean Systems, with rugged scenery and extreme oceanic conditions. It is a challenging environment for a marine engineer, and Clarke says, "High currents, exposed sites and powerful storms are common occurrences in our part of the world. In response to these challenges, we developed experience and technical capability to design, engineer and supply oceanic aquaculture infrastructure to enhance world class operations even under the harshest conditions."
Working on remote net pen sites and operations requires a collaborative approach. Poseidon's customers receive tailored solutions for specific needs. "Different regions present different challenges, and we take pride in developing solutions for customers unique requirements."
Raising fish takes highly evolved logistics for year-round harvests, processing, and delivery to domestic and international markets, "We design and supply all manner of aquaculture equipment and build aquaculture infrastructure from the seafloor up. This includes cutting-edge mooring systems and equipment, net-pen construction and life support systems. We research and develop, and build specific technological solutions and equipment for customers."
Poseidon Product and Services Include:
* Life support systems: air and oxygen diffusion
* Mooring systems
* Net pens (metal and HDPE)
* Nets (all types)
* Anti-predation nets
* Algae and plankton mitigation systems
* Oxygen supplementation systems
Poseidon is engaged in full spectrum site engineering and design, covering all facets of modern aquaculture in the raising of healthy animals in net pen systems. "We are international exporters and engineers of cutting-edge air and oxygen diffusion Life Support Systems. Poseidon systems are specifically designed to raise dissolved oxygen levels, mitigate against algae blooms and harmful plankton, and streamline harvest and treatment operations," he says.
Poseidon Ocean Systems is a world leader and proud innovator of life support technology for aquaculture, providing aeration and oxygen disbursement systems to the world’s most advanced aquaculture companies. Expert engineering and design of net pen construction is sourced, supplied, and deployed in the most advanced net-pens in the world.
"We provide industry-leading net-pen construction. We have experienced engineers for design, analysis and integration of complete primary and predator nets." Poseidon has become one of the most trusted names in Canadian aquaculture. "For nets, net pens and marine cages, we have expertise, knowledge, and technical ability to design net-pens from a wide range of materials to meet specific performance requirements of aquaculture operations."
Innovation in a highly regulated and safety-oriented industry is essential, "We design, build, source, supply and deploy the most advanced aquaculture pen systems in the world," says Clarke.
Mooring systems are at the core of farm site employee safety and security of product. "We completely engineer mooring packages." From concept to design to supply, "We specialize in mooring system solutions for extreme conditions, hazardous site locations, and highly regulated environments." The Poseidon team, "has generations of sea-faring coursing through our blood. It’s what we do, it’s what we love and it’s what we know.
"As marine engineers, we are also scientists, continually striving to advance shared knowledge of marine environments and aquaculture systems. It’s our commitment to research and development that has spawned the next generation of Canadian aquaculture solutions ranging from incremental improvements to paradigm-shifting breakthroughs in our field."
Clarke says, "We have pioneered a range of products for marine pen systems that efficiently integrate and organize systems deployed. Cost-effective solutions provide a range of benefits: eliminating trip hazards on pen walkways, preventing damage to floating collars from work vessels, simplified net rigging and dedicated routing for power, air, predator systems and more."
With marine aquaculture one of the fastest growing industries on the West Coast and around the world, Poseidon Ocean Systems is expanding and seeking dynamic, passionate and qualified professionals to join the team. Regarding joining the Poseidon Team, "We’re always on the lookout for motivated, qualified personnel, so even if there are no current job postings available, we invite you to send us your resume." Please send a cover letter and resume to Careers@PoseidonOS.com