Innovators: Blogs

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Porpoise friendly | Marine Institute playing pivotal part in race against extinction of species

by Steve Chafe, President & General Manager on February 8, 2018

BY MANDY COOK

 

In San Felipe in the Upper Gulf of California, Mexico, the vast majority of the residents of the coastal community fish for a living.   Trouble is, the gillnets they’ve used for generations to sustain themselves have largely contributed to the decimation of the highly endangered vaquita porpoise, which only lives in that particular area of the ocean. Only 30 individuals of the little marine mammal remain.
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ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO

by Kassandra Sharron on January 30, 2018

An interview with Robert Gash, engineering research scientist with NRC OCRE   by Wade Kearley   Through the wall of windows along the north side of the University Centre, the skies over the St. John’s Campus appear grey as the unusually cold weather lingers. Although it is mid-May, the few straggly maples visible on campus have not yet opened fully into leaf.   Read more.

HIGHER NET VALUE

by Admin on January 9, 2018

By Wade Kearley Philip Meintzer’s research into a better design for cod pots could help build a sustainable, commercial fishery for cod.
With the twitter handle @codfatherNL, it’s no surprise that Philip Meintzer lights up when discussing his research on cod pots. All this despite the fact that on the wharves of Fogo Island, he’s endured good-natured gibes.  “The fishermen get a laugh out of a prairie boy trying to tell them how to fish.”   Read more.

A Multi-beam Vision for the Future

by Admin on January 9, 2018

Profile of Sarah Walsh, a champion for Ocean Mapping By Wade Kearley   Read more.

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Candidates for OA Election of Officers, January 18, 2018

by Admin on December 13, 2017

Dr. Neil Bose Vice President (Research) Memorial University of Newfoundland   Read more.

A Multi-beam Vision for the Future

by Admin on October 25, 2017

Profile of Sarah Walsh, a champion for Ocean Mapping By Wade Kearley   Read more.

HIGHER NET VALUE

by Admin on September 22, 2017

Philip Meintzer’s research into a better design for cod pots could help build a sustainable, commercial fishery for cod.
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Five Good Reasons to Attend This Year's APEC's Annual Business Outlook Conference

by Admin on August 24, 2017

APEC's annual business Outlook conference will take place on Tue 7 Nov. 2017 – St. John’s, NL at Delta St. John’s.    Here are five reasons to register now for this morning-only event.   Read more.

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John Risley & Brendan Paddick: Innovation & Supporting Small Business

by Admin on July 27, 2017

OceansAdvance, in partnership with the Genesis Centre, hosted a public event: Yarns & Networking for Innovation week. It featured John Risley from Halifax, Nova Scotia who is President of Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated (CFFI) a diversified holding company operating internationally. The primary assets are controlling stakes in Clearwater Seafood Inc. and Columbus Communications; a provider of network services and cable TV. Read more.

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Newfoundland and Labrador company boldly takes radar where it’s never gone before

by Admin on July 21, 2017

Northern Russia, offshore Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico—these are just some of the places where Rutter Inc.’s radar technology products are in demand. While the St. John’s-based company is small, with 33 employees globally, the firm has carved out a niche in the oil and gas business with radar technology that detects oil spills, icebergs, unidentified vessels and small objects and monitors waves and sea conditions. “We want to have as many products on our roster as we can offer, especially with the oil and gas industry in a slump,” says Blair Wheaton, Rutter’s vice president. Read more.