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Scoot Science Welcomes Software Engineer as First Canadian Hire

(Santa Cruz, CA; April 13, 2021)—Scoot Science, the world’s only ocean forecasting technology company for aquaculture businesses, announces its first employee hire in Canada. Roddy Morrison, joins the Scoot Science team as a Software Engineer with over 20-years of aquaculture-specific IT experience for companies including Skretting, Marine Harvest Canada, and Stolt Sea Farm.

“We’re a team of oceanographers working to unlock the potential of ocean observing and help aquaculture companies operate more productively in their own environment,” says Scoot Science CEO Jonathan LaRiviere. "Roddy’s depth of experience in aquaculture IT brings an important perspective on how to efficiently and practically meet data analytics needs in the industry."

His industry knowledge paired with the oceanographic capabilities of Scoot Science will give ocean farming businesses a clear pathway for leveraging their existing ocean observing tools to maximum effect.

Scoot Science CEO, Jonathan LaRiviere

In his new role, Morrison will work directly with aquaculture company IT departments on technical integrations, liaise with the Scoot Science software engineering team, manage customer data integrations and customizations, and support Scoot Science product development. He was most recently Digital Innovation & Business IT Manager at Skretting North America overseeing Vancouver, Eastern Canada, and Salt Lake City. Prior to that, he held the role of IT Director for North America at Marine Harvest Canada, and Business Systems Analyst at Stolt Sea Farm. “I’ve spent my career working with the technology and data sets aquaculture companies generate and use to analyse the coastal areas of Scotland, Norway and Eastern/Western Canada,” says Morrison. "Scoot has the ability to support these businesses in two ways—first, by pooling that data into one main hub, and then taking it a step further by creating a tool that forecasts future ocean events."

This technology will change the way ocean farms operate.

Scoot Science Software Engineer, Roddy Morrison

Morrison is the first Canadian employee for California-based Scoot Science. Currently, Scoot Science technology is being utilized by Grieg Seafood ASA for its operations in British Columbia. 

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About Scoot Science

Founded in 2017, Scoot Science is aquaculture’s leader in ocean analytics and forecasting. Its core data analytics tools are designed to help aquaculture companies unlock the potential of their data collection, understand ocean risks, and protect their operations. With Scoot Science, ocean farms have unified data access and analysis of their local ocean environment to mitigate the impact of ocean threats to their farms. For more information, visit

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Date Written
Apr 12, 2021
Scoot Science