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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.
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.
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.
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.
MANY MARINE INSTITUTE STUDENTS JOIN MTS
by wade on November 27, 2012
September, 2012, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada: Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Marine Institute students banded together to form a student chapter. Students from the Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering Systems Design, Ocean Instrumentation, Ocean Mapping, and Remotely Operated Vehicles quickly jumped at the opportunity to become MTS members; nearly 140 students in total.
MI and IASST joint Ocean Innovation Conference a success
by wade on November 13, 2012
Tue. 6 Nov. 2012: Internationally recognized researchers, regulators, policy makers and innovators came together in St. John's Newfoundland recently to explore state-of-the-art training, knowledge and equipment for safety and survival in extreme ocean environments. And by all accounts the event was a success. The event was the 10th annual Ocean Innovation Conference and Exhibition 2012 (OI-12). Read more.
NL CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION CONFERENCE
by wade on November 10, 2012
Do you want to know more about lowering the risks of damage to infrastructure and property due severe weather caused by climate change? Are you interested in learning about reducing greenhouse gas emissions?
The you want to circle November 27, 2012. That's the day the Department of Environment and Conservation is staging the Newfoundland and Labrador Climate Change Adaptation Conference at the Delta Conference Centre, St. John’s, NL. And you are invited.
CLUSTER MEMBERS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN SECTOR STUDY
by wade on November 6, 2012
Dated Oct 26, 2012: The Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development (IBRD) has engaged the firm of Goss Gilroy to develop an updated profile of the ocean technology sector. This study will build upon the previous sector profiles conducted in 2006 and 2010.
Included in the analysis of the overall scope and nature of the sector will be statistics related to market participation, employment and growth revenues. It will include information on education levels of employees and will track the extent of female participation in the sector.