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    RDC INVESTS IN HARSH-ENVIRONMENT R&D

    by wade on January 28, 2014

    (St. John's, NL, January 20, 2014), The Ocean Technolgy cluster received a financial boost last week as the Research & Development Corporation (RDC) announced investments of $2.4 million in 11 research and development (R&D) projects that capitalize on Newfoundland and Labrador’s proximity to a harsh, ocean environment. The total value of the research projects is more than $7.9 million, including investments from the private sector and federal funding agencies.
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    NATI MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: KRAKEN SONAR SYSTEMS

    by wade on January 18, 2014

    Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. is a marine technology company engaged in the design and development of high performance sonars and acoustic sensors for military and commercial applications.  Operating out of the downtown core of St. John's, the Kraken team is made up of internationally recognized experts in undersea remote sensing applications. Read more.

    LAST CALL FOR LOCAL OT COMPANIES TO BOOK SELECT OCEANS14 BOOTHS

    by wade on September 20, 2013

     As you are aware we are hosting the international OCEANS'14 MTS/IEEE/OES Conference in our Fair City from September 14-19, 2014.   Read more.

    GREEN LIGHT FOR ATLANTIC CANADIAN TRADE MISSION TO CREF

    by wade on September 5, 2013

    The Maritimes Energy Association will be the lead organizer of an Atlantic Canadian Trade Mission to Palm Beach, Aruba, from October 8-12, 2013. This mission will coincide with the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) and is supported by Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Nova Scotia Department of Energy, and Nova Scotia Business Inc . Read more.

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    OIL BOOM BOOSTS BUSINESS

    by wade on August 8, 2013

    A recent report from Memorial University outlines just how much of an effect Newfoundland and Labrador’s oil boom has had on the province’s productivity growth.   The study, conducted by Ottawa’s Centre for the Study of Living Standards and funded by the Department of Economics, through its Collaboration for Applied Research in Economics initiative, found
    that Real GDP in the province’s business sector increased at nearly twice the rate of Canada’s (4.55% per year in N.L., compared with 2.50% nationally) between 1997 and 2010.   Read more.

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    TESTING LIFESAVING GEAR FOR HARSH ENVIRONMENTS

    by wade on June 28, 2013

    The life or death of mariners hinges on the performance of lifeboats, immersion suits and other equipment relied upon in maritime emergencies. These high stakes have motivated António Simões Ré to dedicate his career to evaluating their performance in extreme conditions and making recommendations for safety improvements.

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    CENTRE FOR ARCTIC RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT TACKLES PRIORITIES IN ICE RESEARCH

    by wade on June 21, 2013

    Fifteen full time researchers at the Centre for Arctic Resource Development (CARD) in St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, are engaged in five research and development projects to address the challenges inherent in developing oil and gas projects in ice and iceberg-prone regions.  Focused on ice mechanics, station keeping in ice and ice management, the four and five year projects address priorities identified in CARDS’s Arctic Development Roadmap, a gap-analysis that was designed to address Arctic challenges over a five to twenty-year horizon. Read more.

    GUEST ADVISOR SCHEDULE FOR APRIL

    by wade on March 21, 2013

    The Canada Business Newfoundland and Labrador new Guest Advisor program has a new assoociate:  Tina Pomroy, MBA (Master of Business Administration), CHRP (Canadian Human Resources Professional), CMEC (Certified Mastermind Executive Coach), is the founder of Pomroy Consulting Inc. She has 14 years experience in a variety of business, management, and leadership roles. Book an appointment to discuss your HR concerns or to learn how to better engage employees.
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    CALL FOR RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS: ARCTIC AND HARSH ENVIRONMENT

    by wade on March 2, 2013

    Petroleum Research Newfoundland & Labrador (Petroleum Research) is issuing a ‘Call for Proposals’ seeking proposals targeting oil and gas offshore resource development in Arctic and Harsh Environments. The key objective is the development of technologies, services, or improved processes/methodologies to reduce the risk and/or cost of operation in Arctic and Harsh Environments.   Read more.

    THE BUSINESS OF THE ENVIRONMENT

    by wade on February 15, 2013

    The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) has introduced two new initiatives aimed at supporting and driving environmental sector growth and economic development in the province.  
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