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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.
LeverageR&DLeverageR&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.
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.
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.
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.
OPEN LETTER FROM MTS-NL CHAIR FOR NOMINATIONS TO BOARD
by wade on May 22, 2012
To: Members, Marine Technology Society, Newfoundland and Labrador Section (MTS-NL) Subject: Nomination Call for the 2012/13 Executive Committee Read more.