Next Gen NL, Profile 1: SubC Imaging Has Made a Game-Changing Splash in Subsea Exploration

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Memorial University’s Genesis Centre is a business incubator that helps enhance and accelerate the launch of impressive new local businesses, that contribute much to the economic diversification and future of NL. It was announced this week that both the Federal and Provincial government committed to another hefty round of 7-digit investment to the Genesis Centre, so every day this Week, The Overcast will profile, at random, a local, Genesis-assisted business helping to lead our province into the future.

Profile 1: SubC Imaging

SubC creates “the most technologically advanced video equipment for the offshore and subsea markets.” Its products are used in remote vehicle operations like deep-sea mining, scientific marine research, archaeology, and in offshore oil and gas service work.

And they’re world-renowned for what they do: the company has developed a client list that spans 20 countries, including the United States, Brazil, China, Italy, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Italy, and Singapore, and SubC has made game-changing alterations to the way subsea imaging is conducted with ROVs.

Their logo says it all: “Harshest Condition, Clearest Images.” They provide the clearest, most reliable, highest definition subsea pics and videos available, so operators can “get the most out their expensive time at sea.” They even produced the first 4K camera on the market today, and comprehensive video management system, that replaced the need for multiple, separate systems.

Our economy might be in the gutter this year, but it’s not because of a lack of bright-minded, forward-thinking entrepreneurs like SubC’s founder Chad Collett, whose professional underwater experience started in 2001, as an Inspection Diver for the Canadian Navy. He spent time with the Canadian National Research Council and Oceaneering, before founding SubC in 2010.

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