About 4D NAV


ADvancing the Marine Industry

To deliver advanced, spatially-oriented solutions that are developed by an experienced team with expertise in software engineering, geomatics engineering, and operational knowledge.

Corporate philosophy

building on success and experience

4D Nav is committed to developing innovative and powerful solutions in the professional marine world. As a company, 4D Nav strives to exceed the expectations of clients by continuously assessing and improving its services and approaches.

Long-lasting relationships with clients are the backbone of 4D Nav's operations and the company assures the confidence and trust of these clients through efficient, dependable, and professional performance on every project.

4D Nav understands the importance of preserving our environment for future generations and as such, employs the use of remote technology that contributes to carbon reduction.

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Company History

Providing Groundbreaking Offshore Solutions for over a Decade

4D Nav was founded in 2008 by a team of industry professionals with the common goal of introducing the marine industry to a new generation of real-time spatial software that utilized the latest software development tools.

4D Nav's NavView offshore spatial software, along with the professional and operational background of the company's personnel, helped it secure major projects providing engineering and analysis for complex offshore operations. Since its inception, 4D Nav has enjoyed several remarkable achievements.


4D Nav introduced its signature NavView offshore spatial software.


4D Nav started providing offshore quality control services for major corporations.


4D Nav introduced its industry-leading AUV and USV mission planning and monitoring software


4D Nav introduced its remote offshore solutions for marine professionals


4D Nav fielded its first Command and Control solution.

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Quality Health Safety Environment (QHSE)

Keeping clients, employees, and job sites safe

QHSE is a top priority in all 4D Nav projects and operations. The company's leadership team works proactively to create and maintain safe work environments anywhere it provides services

Safety training is provided for all employee and any person representing 4D Nav is responsible for abiding by the company's QHSE policies.

At any time, we hold our employees responsible for following 4D Nav's and our client's QHSE policies.

  • Risk/Assessment/Hazard Identification (HAZID) and Job Safety Analysis to identify, eliminate and control hazardous work conditions.
  • Hazard Observation and Communication (HOC) training for all employees to teach and enforce critical thinking with regards to unsafe work conditions or practices.
  • ISNetworld (ISN) membership provides our team with up-to-date information regarding health, safety, regulatory compliance, insurance, employee training, and competencies.
  • Employees have the power to stop work immediately if at any time they feel uncomfortable or unsafe.

4D Nav holds ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 4501:2018 certifications, confirming the company's commitment to quality, health, safety, and the environment.

Executive Bios

Leadership. Experience. Success.

Stewart Cannon

Managing Partner

Stewart Cannon founded 4D Nav and today, he's responsible for developing the company's strategy and overseeing financial processes. His offshore experience is vast, and he's completed projects on all six habitable continents as well as spent more than two years working north of the Arctic Circle.

Mr. Cannon graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1980. In the years since, his career has been filled with remarkable achievements. Mr. Cannon positioned the first floating rig to drill an offshore well in the American Beaufort Sea, and another in the Chukchi Sea. His body of work also includes the development of three generations of real-time positioning software, as well as ownership stakes in several well-known survey companies, and work as a high-level executive with Thales GeoSolutions.

Kevin Sorensen

Chief Technical Officer

As the Chief Technical Officer at 4D Nav, Kevin Sorensen overlooks software engineering, architecture, and design. He has close to two decades of experience in the design and implementation of complex software and hardware systems with specialization in geomatics, video, and IP networks.

Mr. Sorensen holds a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction in Geomatics Engineering from the University of Calgary, as well as a Geomatics and Surveying Engineering Technology diploma from Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

Kenneth Richter


Kenneth Richter is in charge of operations and growth for 4D Nav. His experience in the oil and gas industry spans 20 years with offshore surveying being his primary focus for more than 15 years.

Mr. Richter attended Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi while simultaneously working as a completions engineer in the south Texas oil fields. From there, he moved into the offshore geotechnical field, starting as a survey technician and working his way up to project coordinator, project manager, and eventually, president.

Kelly Jones

General Manager

Kelly Jones oversees profit and loss, as well as operations for 4D Nav. Mr. Jones spent 10 years in the U.S. Navy prior to joining 4D Nav in 2014 as a survey technician. During his time with the company, Mr. Jones earned several promotions, successfully taking on the positions of project manager, operations manager, and now, general manager.

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