Shark navigator Deluxe is on its way to Australia
Navigant Consulting, a company that provides “shark navigation” software for both large and small marine boats, is preparing to open a facility in Darwin to service its clients, according to its website.
The new facility will be open for business from the end of July and will offer a range of services to clients.
Navigants founder and chief executive officer Matt Kostelnick said the firm had not yet been approached by any clients but said the facility would be a “natural fit” for the firm.
Mr Kosten said the business model for the facility was based on “sharks that are a natural resource”.
“The business model has been around for a while now, and we have been able to find a number of great providers and we’ve been able find some really good clients, and there’s some great work that has been done in that area,” he said.
Mr Hynes said the new facility would have the capability to accommodate up to 10,000 sharks a day, with more than 1,000 marine life being “staged” and the facility being able to accommodate larger boats.
“If we were to start doing that, that would be huge for the community,” he told the ABC.
Mr Mears, who has been involved in shark conservation for more than 25 years, said Shark Navigator Deluxe would help Navigans clients.
“There are so many people out there who are struggling and are struggling, and Navig is a great partner in helping those people and helping to alleviate their pain,” he added.
“We want to see more people and animals in the wild.”
He said it was important to provide “a safe, stable environment” for shark conservation work.
“It’s really important for people to have a place to live and work, it’s important for our marine life, it really is important for the environment,” Mr Mear said.
“I think it’s a really important thing, it’ll really benefit people who are in the industry and those who are out there and want to work on it.”
Mr Hysons said he hoped the facility could help Navigators clients.