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SETTING SAIL FOR ARCTIC STORIES
by wade on June 9, 2014
In 1999, explorer and educator Geoff Green set out on a mission to introduce young people to the polar regions and the communities that exist there. Since then the organisation he founded, Students on Ice (SOI), has lead over 1,000 young people, educators and scientists on expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic, providing them with a unique insight into a world so far removed from their everyday lives.
MISSION TO ADVANCE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN GUJARAT, INDIA
by wade on June 4, 2014
Led by Memorial University of NL, the mission is intended for Atlantic Canadian education organizations and multi-sector businesses interested in exploring or furthering contacts in India, mainly in the State of Gujarat. Registration is open but seats are limited and the 15 June deadline for registration is looming. Read more.
WOODS HOLE ALLIES WITH ENERGY FIRMS
by wade on May 26, 2014
(FALMOUTH, May 25, 2014) Its famed research vessels and scientists are arrayed across the globe, installing weather instruments off the Cape, tracking water currents in the Labrador Sea, monitoring monsoons in India, and measuring melting ice in Antarctica. In these and other ways, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is playing a leading role in raising the alarm — and scientific understanding — of the perils of climate change. Read more.
LIFE AFTER OIL
by wade on May 26, 2014
Norway is often held up as a model for Arctic countries looking to ensure that they can make the most of their newly available natural resources. But new concerns about the country’s reliance on oil may have them thinking twice about following in its footsteps.Read more.
SPINRAD LEAVES MTS TO LEAD NOAA
by wade on May 14, 2014
Rick Spinrad is stepping down from his position as President-Elect of the Marine Technology Society to become chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). President Obama announced his appointment May 8, 2014.
We congratulate Rick on his new appointment, although we will miss his many contributions to our Society. His thoughtful insights on our vision and future, as well as our place in the global ocean community, during his 18 months on the Board have proved invaluable.
EOI: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MISSION TO THE NETHERLANDS
by wade on May 6, 2014
Canadian Manufactures and Exporters, Newfoundland and Labrador (CME-NL) is seeking Expressions of Interest from NL clients to participate in an international business development mission to the Netherlands the week of November 3, potentially featuring networking with Damen Industries logistics, purchasing and aftermarket supply chain executives. Read more.
SUBC IMAGING DEMONSTRATING UNIQUE PRODUCT LINE AT OTC 2014
by wade on May 5, 2014
SubC will be exhibiting for the first time at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas from March 5-8, 2014. If you are in Houston during that week and would like to get a better look at the products which have made inroads so quickly into the marine imaging industry, please join us at booth #1633 in the Newfoundland and Labrador Pavilion. Read more.
TRANSNATIONAL ACCESS TO OCEAN OBSERVATORIES
by wade on May 1, 2014
(30/04/2014) Marine technology companies have the rare opportunity to ‘road test’ new and existing product prototypes at a range of strategically placed ocean observatories, at no cost. Research organisations are also being offered the opportunity to access the observatories to conduct scientific studies. The first call for proposals will be going out in mid-June 2014 and will close before the end of July. These opportunities come from the Fixed-point Open Ocean Observatory (FixO³) network project, co-ordinated by the UK’s National Oceanography Centre.
CALLING FOR EOI IN MISSION TO BRAZIL AND NAVALSHORE 2014
by wade on April 24, 2014
NATI, in partnership with OceansAdvance, ACOA and IBRD, invites eligible NL companies to participate in the upcoming mission to Brazil, including the Navalshore 2014 Expo and Conference, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 12 – 14, 2014. Navalshore is the strategic event for the maritime value chain in Brazil and provides opportunities for companies to drive new revenue with a highly qualified audience. Read more.
CHARTING THE CANADIAN ARCTIC MARINE CORRIDOR
by wade on April 6, 2014
The biggest obstacle to tapping the recoverable oil and gas reserves in the Canadian Arctic – estimated at CA$1 trillion (GB£554 billion) – is the lack of reliable hydrographic charts, according to Karl Kenny, president and CEO of Kraken Sonar Systems in St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.
“Global warming is having an impact,” he said. “The ice is receding. Soon enough, there will be feasible traffic up there in significant amounts, but we haven’t got it mapped.”