Innovators: Feature Stories

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LOCAL INNOVATIONS MAKE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

by wade on March 5, 2013

C-CORE was the world’s first research and development organization to use altimeter data to detect icebergs. Virtual Marine Technology developed the first freefall lifeboat training facility, and the list goes on. Published in 13 international-circulation trade magazines, 33 articles highlighting ocean technology innovations in Newfoundland and Labrador, plus 11 blog entries, have made headlines around the world over the past three-and-a-half years, thanks to the City of St. John’s Ocean Technology Media Program (OTMP). Read more.

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RESEARCH PRIORITIES FOR INTERACTION BETWEEN U.S. SOCIETY AND THE OCEAN

by wade on March 2, 2013

The U.S. has just released a report which presents national research priorities in key areas of interaction between society and the ocean. In releasing Science for an Ocean Nation: An Update of the Ocean Research Priorities Plan, this past February, John P. Holdren, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy felt this was a necessary step to advance the nation's marine research priorities.   Read more.

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U.S. RELEASES ARCTIC RESEARCH PLAN: FY2013–2017

by wade on March 2, 2013

The Arctic environment is undergoing rapid transition as sea and land ice diminish, with tremendous implications for natural environments, human well-being, national security, transportation, and economic development. The United States and the other Arctic nations require strong, coordinated research efforts to understand and forecast changes in the Arctic.
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LOCAL INNOVATIONS MAKING INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

by wade on March 1, 2013

C-CORE was the world’s first research and development organization to use altimeter data to detect icebergs. Virtual Marine Technology developed the first freefall lifeboat training facility, and the list goes on. Published in 13 international-circulation trade magazines, 33 articles highlighting ocean technology innovations in Newfoundland and Labrador, plus 11 blog entries, have made headlines around the world over the past three-and-a-half years, thanks to the City of St. John’s Ocean Technology Media Program (OTMP). Read more.

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TRANSPAR CRAFT FAST TRACKED BY DEMAND

by wade on February 13, 2013

Market pull is fast-tracking the development of the TranSPAR craft a year ahead of schedule, reports Peter Gifford, President and CEO, ExtremeOcean Innovation, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. The TranSPAR is a self-propelled spar vessel for safely transferring maintenance personnel and equipment to wind turbines on Round 3 offshore wind farms, in wave heights up to three meters at locations up to 300 km offshore.

ExtremeOcean Innovation is one of seven companies developing new offshore wind access systems for the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) collaborative R&D program, focused on creating solutions to significantly improve uptime at these wind farms by providing turbine access in high sea states.
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