Innovators: Local Stories

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    WORKING SMARTER WITH WORK SMART

    by wade on November 5, 2012

    As the Project Manager for Skills Development & Training at Saint Mary’s University I am looking to find up to five businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador, to offer support behind an upcoming project called Work Smarts.   Read more.

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    FINDING INSPIRATION, AND PARTNERS, IN LOCAL R&D COMMUNITY

    by wade on October 11, 2012

    At the Industry Research Connections Session, Wed, Sept. 19, 2012 in St. John’s, more than ninety industry players came together to network for three very intense hours. On the podium one after another were representatives from nine local R&D companies and nineteen academic researchers from Memorial University and the College of the North Atlantic. They took three minutes each to profile their areas of expertise and to present their interests in research and technology commercialization. The session was sponsored by OceansAdvance in partnership with NSERC, IBRD, ACOA, and RDC Read more.

    RDC's RESEARCH FUNDING AND THE 33 ACADEMIC PROJECTS SUPPORTED

    by wade on October 9, 2012

    Through an investment of $5.4 million in the following 33 research projects at Memorial University, RDC has enabled researchers to leverage close to $17 million. RDC's funding is allocated through three academic programs: LeverageR&D, IgniteR&D, and CollaborativeR&D.

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    LeverageR&D attracts public funding for academic-led research and development (R&D) in areas relevant to both industry and the Newfoundland and Labrador economy.   Read more.

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    CALL FOR EOI ON REVIEW OF ICE LOADS ON FLOATING STRUCTURES

    by wade on September 21, 2012

    Petroleum Research invites expressions of interest to conduct a “State-of-the-Art Review of Ice Loads on Floating Structures” in support of a proposed Joint Industry Project (JIP) in this subject area. The objective of the JIP would be to advance the JIP participants’ level of knowledge about global ice loads on floating structures to improve station-keeping performance during operations in ice-prone environments.     Read more.

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    OSC SETS SAIL WITH MOBILE PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM

    by wade on June 14, 2012

    An average of 15,000 visitors take part in the public education program at Memorial's Ocean Sciences Centre (OSC) between June 1 and Labour Day weekend in any given year. So when construction at the Logy Bay facility shut down public access to the site last summer, the fear of losing one of the region’s most popular tourist attractions was a valid concern.   Read more.

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    SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM NATI'S NEW CHAIR

    by wade on June 8, 2012

    Friday, June 08, 2012; Dear NATI Members and Technology Sector Partners: The year ahead promises to be one of significant opportunity and success for our Industry.  It is a privilege to serve as your Chair of NATI and I am looking forward to investing effective and enthusiastic time, energy and effort with the board and the staff on your behalf.   Read more.