Innovators: Oceans Blog

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Underwater Glider Research and Development

by Admin on June 13, 2011

Dr. Ralf Bachmayer is the Canada Research Chair in Ocean Technology at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. In June 2010 he opened the Autonomous Ocean Systems Laboratory (AOSL) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and is currently supervising five master’s degree students and three doctoral students from Canada, China, and Iran on various projects in Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering. Read more.

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Tec-knowledgy: Why Oceans Matter

by Admin on June 3, 2011

In the grand scheme of things the oceans, which account for 97% of the Earth’s water, play an essential role in sustaining life on the planet. An estimated 230,000 known species make their home in the sea, and, according to the Census of Marine Life, “for every marine species of all kinds known to science, Census scientists estimate that at least four have yet to be discovered.”  Read more.


Government of Canada - Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

May 17, 2011

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency works to create opportunities for economic growth in Atlantic Canada by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive, by working with diverse communities to develop and diversify local economies, and by championing the strengths of Atlantic Canada. Read more.

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Marine Technology Reporter - Deep Water Risers & Hydrodynamic Performance Research (Oceanic Consulting)

by Admin on May 11, 2011

Vortex-induced vibration (VIV) is a key issue for oil companies that are planning deepwater projects (water depth over 1,000 feet or 304 meters). VIV is the motion generated by the flow of water against the riser (the cylinder that connects the drilling or production platform to the subsea wellhead), producing vortices that are shed alternately from one side of the riser to the other. The longer the riser, the greater the VIV-induced loading, so VIV suppression devices are a critical component in deepwater riser design. Read more.

NL Ocean Technology Commercialization Initiative (OTCI)

by Admin on May 10, 2011

The Newfoundland and Labrador Ocean Technology Commercialization Initiative Project is a 2 year collaboration of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries Association (NATI), OceansAdvance (OA), and Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN).   Read more.