Connections East Luncheon February 2020

Connections East Luncheon February 2020
The Connections East monthly networking luncheons are a great opportunity to network with other professional engineers and geoscientists, reconnect with peers, support new members of the profession, continue your professional education and of course, earn PD hours.

February Networking Luncheon

Speaker Bio and Topic Information

David Shea is the Senior Vice President of Engineering for Kraken Robotics, based in Mount Pearl, NL. Mr. Shea has been managing the design, production and operation of underwater robots in the 
United States and Canada for over 12 years. He has led field teams on sea trials all over the world, and was deploying Kraken’s sonar technologies for the discovery of the HMS Erebus during the 
2014 Franklin Expedition and during the Raise of the Arrow Expedition in 2017 (resulting in the discover of 2 of 9 Avro Arrow models). Previously, he was the Engineering Manager at Marine 
Robotics Inc, as well as being the lead design engineer for the SQX-500 AUV. Mr. Shea holds a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria.

Topic: An overview of Kraken's Ocean Supercluster Initiative

Kraken is one of the founding members of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC), and is proud to be leading the first approved project under the OSC initiative, entitled “OceanVision”. Kraken’s 
OceanVision project is a 3-year program, which began in June 2019, and seeks to leverage unmanned robotics, high resolution sensors, and artificial intelligence to map large portions of Atlantic 
Canada’s ocean. Mr Shea will present the details about the OceanVision project, the role Kraken’s technology and people play, and the future developments relating to the project.


Please note there is a new way to register for Connections East events. Reserve seats by logging into your Member Services on the PEGNL website (Same place where you record your PD hours and pay your annual fees). Under the events tab select the “January Luncheon” and pre-pay online
for the event and provide us with any dietary restrictions. If this is your first time using the new member portal please see the
instructions below.

To login to the PEGNL member portal system:
- Visit
- Click Log-In at the top of the page
- If this is your first time logging in to the new system, you will be asked to reset your password. In this case click “Forgot
Password”. You will receive instructions via email. Follow the prompts to change your password.
- Input your username (your registration number) and your chosen password

You can still register non-members through your online account.
You can also reserve a seat by calling the PEGNL office (753-7714) and asking to be registered for the December Luncheon.

Please note limited space is available, so reserve early.
Deadline for reservations/cancellation is close of business, Thursday, February 20, 2019.

Lunch Menu

Baked ham with brown sugar mustard glaze
Potato croquette
Corn succotash
Lemon meringue pie
Tea & coffee
Please advise if you need an alternative meal when reserving your seat. Vegetarian alternatives are available.

Call For Presenters

We are always looking for speakers! If you are interested in giving a presentation during one of our luncheons, please contact PEGNL Connections East at

Any questions regarding details of the event, please contact Steven Corbett at

2/28/2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Holiday Inn 180 Portugal Cove Road St. John's, NL

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