Innovators: National Stories

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    CANVASSING INTEREST IN EXHIBITING AT THE CANADA PAVILION AT 2014 ICOE

    by wade on January 18, 2014

    Marine Renewables Canada is currently canvassing all potential Canadian organizations to determine interest in exhibiting in a Canada Pavilion at the ICOE 14 Halifax event. The space is currently on hold but we will need to move quickly to organize the space and confirm interest.
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    LAUNCHING SLOW FISH CANADA

    by wade on December 17, 2013

    Surprisingly new to Canada, Slow Fish Canada formed officially last spring as a national campaign of Slow Food Canada. A small group of fisheries advocates across the country worked together to designate October as Slow Fish Month. This involved hosting events from St. John’s to Vancouver Island. From local seafood dinners and community conversations, to educational talks by fisheries scientists, to film screenings and cooking workshops, no two events were the same. Read more.

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    DRDC SEEKS NEW PROPOSALS FOR CANADA'S SAFETY AND SECURITY PROGRAM

    by wade on June 27, 2013

    The Government of Canada is seeking proposals in support of the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) Call for Proposals, for innovative science and technology (S&T) projects.

    As of May 2014, up to $15 million will be available for new projects under the CSSP. The submission period for proposals will be from June 20th, 2013 and will close on July 18th, 2013. The selected projects will be announced by February 2014.
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    GERMAN RESEARCH DIRECTOR CHARTS FUTURE OF UNDERSEA MINING

    by wade on April 1, 2013

    The Globe and Mail: Wednesday, Mar. 27 2013, 6:28 AM EDT: The ocean floor is littered with hidden treasure including gold and other valuable metals that are in high demand on world markets. This is the undersea realm that most excites Peter Herzig, an economic geologist who supports responsible development of marine resources and who heads GEOMAR, one of the world’s largest centres for ocean research, based in Kiel, Germany.   Read more.

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    TARGETING NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN FWSAR AND THE ARCTIC

    by wade on January 15, 2013

    Spurred by projected federal procurement and melting polar ice caps, which are opening a northwest shipping passage and facilitating resource development in Canada's Arctic, the region is attracting increased defence sector interest. One company that stands to benefit is Newfoundland and Labrador-based PAL (Provincial Aerospace Limited) which, over the years, has become an intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance leader.   Read more.

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    AN OCEAN OF POTENTIAL: A UN PERSPECTIVE ON CANADA’S LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    by wade on January 8, 2013

    There is available online an excellent video presentation on the importance of oceans to Canada and to Canada's  role as a leader in sustainable oceans development. This 45-minute presentation, delivered by IOC's Assistant Director General Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright, on the occasion of her visit to Canada, October 25, 2012, makes a powerful statement on the importance of oceans to the world and in particular to Canada, and on the opportunities in the "blue-green economy." Read more.

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    UNCONVENTIONAL SONAR TECHNOLOGY PROVIDES UNMATCHED CONSTANT IMAGE QUALITY

    by wade on January 7, 2013

    This Article is provided as a backgrounder to the news Release from Kraken Sonar Systems Inc on their acquisition of all Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the AquaPix® Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) technology platform from Marport Deep Sea Technologies Inc. Read more.

    GOING GLOBAL INNOVATION PROGRAM HELPS INNOVATORS SECURE R&D PARTNERSHIPS

    by wade on January 6, 2013

    Canadian businesses, post-secondary institutions and not for profit research and innovation centres can apply to the Going Global Innovation (GGI) program to fund travel costs and meeting expenses to solidify international research and development (R&D) partnerships.
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    LET CME HELP YOU BECOME PARTOF SHIP BUILDER SUPPLY CHAIN

    by wade on July 20, 2012

    If you are interested in becoming part of the shipbuilders’ supply chains, or to their main suppliers’ supply chains, CME can help you. We are connected directly with the companies that won the bids, as well as with the regional economic development agencies responsible for the implementation of all the IRB requirements.

    How to stay informed:

        Indicate your interest to CME by sending an e-mail directly to: martin.lavoie@cme-mec.ca with a copy of your corporate resume and interest in shipbuilding. Read more.

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    VESSELS OF THE FUTURE DESIGNED BY GRADUATING MUN STUDENTS: Part 2

    by wade on April 16, 2012

    ROV Support Vessel Designed for the Brazilian Offshore By Andrew Safer: Because it’s too deep for divers, the 2,000- to 3,000-metre depths in the pre-salt Brazilian offshore require that ROVs perform inspections, maintenance and light construction, says Robert Moulton, a 23-year-old Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering undergraduate at Memorial University. This is what inspired him and three team members to develop a design for an ROV Support Vessel (ROVSV) for their final project before they graduate.   Read more.