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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR THE 2014 CANADIAN HYDROGRAPHIC CONFERENCE
by wade on January 19, 2014
Authors are invited to submit abstracts for papers and posters for presentation at the Canadian Hydrographic Conference 2014. This international conference, which will be held April 15 - 17 in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador is a continuation of the series of premier North American hydrographic conferences that alternate between the United States and Canada. The St. John's conference will include workshops on current topics in hydrographic surveying and a full schedule of technical sessions on the latest issues, developments and applications in hydrography.
PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH 2014 ICOE HALIFAX
by wade on January 18, 2014
The International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) bills itself as the world’s largest and most significant event focused on the industrial development of marine renewable energy. Attracting between 700-900 participants. They represent utilities, project developers, device suppliers, supply chain companies, finance, government, and researchers from nearly 40 countries. If this is your target market then ICOE is the event to be part of in 2014.
ICOE 2014 will take place at the World Trade & Convention Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Nov. 4 - 6, 2014 .
PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS FEDERAL APPEAL OF SEAL BAN DECISION
by wade on December 9, 2013
(St. John's, NL, Dec. 5, 2013) Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House to discuss the recent World Trade Organization ruling on Canada and Norway’s action against the European Union seal ban.
WORKING TO INFLUENCE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS FOR ARCTIC DEVELOPMENT
by wade on October 3, 2013
The ISO/TC 67/SC8 “Arctic Operations” held their third plenary session and work groups meetings in St. John’s, Oct. 2-3, 2013.The sessions are being planned for the NRC OCRE facility (formerly IOT). This marks the culmination of ongoing efforts by the private and public ocean technology stakeholders in NL to participate actively in the evolution of international standards for development in the Arctic. Read more.
ISTP’S SMART GRID TECHNOLOGY PARTNERING MISSIONS IN INDIA AND BRAZIL
by wade on September 9, 2013
On behalf of our partners in Canada, Brazil and India, International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada) and SmartGrid Canada, are pleased to invite you to participate in the: Read more.
INNOVATION IN THE BLUE ECONOMY
by wade on August 8, 2013
(08/07/2013) A new study has highlighted how better access to interoperable marine data can support growth in the blue economy by stimulating innovation and reducing uncertainty in knowledge of the sea's behaviour. A brief summary showing how it could contribute to better design of aquaculture cages, management of coastal erosion, protection of subsea cables and navigational safety is also available. Read more.
FOSTERING INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS FOR NATIONAL SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURE
by wade on August 8, 2013
(Cambridge, UK, 08 Aug. 2013)The third session of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) took place in Cambridge, UK, from 24 to 26 July 2013. Over 70 UN Member States were represented at the third session of UN-GGIM together with representatives from nearly 20 international organisations, including the IHO. Read more.
ROBOTIC PROBE LAUNCHER COULD TRANSFORM OCEAN DATA COLLECTION
by wade on July 11, 2013
(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 28 June 2013) Our understanding of the ocean and its variability relies on the tools ocean scientists deploy to collect data. One tool routinely used is the eXpendable BathyThermograph (XBT) probe, which is usually deployed manually at sea. One probe is launched approximately every hour for 36 hours. Oceanographic data has been collected this way for several decades. However, an advanced robotic auto-launcher system has now been developed to make the process more efficient.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO ASSESS MTS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
by wade on May 13, 2013
Its that time of year again! Time to review the amazing talents, ambitions and educational plans of the newest members of the Marine Technology Society. Scholarship applications have been collected and sorted. Now the Education Committee needs your assistance. These scholarship applications need to be assessed by experienced members to help us Committee decide twho the worthy recipients of the annual MTS Scholarships will be this year. Read more.