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Call To Action: Clean Technologies
by Admin on November 16, 2016
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency has issued a Call to Action inviting Atlantic Canadian companies, communities and non-profit organizations to develop proposals for porjects that promote clean technology. The Agency has earmarked $20 million for clean technology projects in 2016-17. Applications should be submitted on or before March 31, 2017. Read more Read more.
Petrotech 2016 Trade Mission
by Admin on November 16, 2016
The Alberta Government, in conjunction with Global Affairs Canada and Export Development Canada, is leading a trade mission to New Delhi, India from December 4 to 7, 2016, alongside Petrotech - 2016. It is our intention to recruit 18 Alberta oil and gas (O&G) equipment and service companies interested in exploring and/or expanding their business into the Indian market. This is one of the most vibrant and growing O&G markets in the world. Read more Read more.
THE ACCIDENTAL ENTREPRENEUR
by wade on May 5, 2015
AS THE JET LIFTED OFF FROM THE HELSINKI RUNWAY AND VEERED WESTWARD IT CARRIED among its passengers the newly minted Dr. Brian Veitch. With him he brought a dedication to creativity in science and research, an eagerness to overcome challenges, and an as yet unrealized drive to make an impact on safety at sea. It was late December of 1995 when the St. Read more.
RHODE ISLAND AIMS TO LURE BUSINESSES BY PROMOTING 'CLUSTERS'
by Barry Snow on April 6, 2015
(Providence, Rhode Island, April 3, 2015) Some three dozen city government and business leaders announced the start of a “cluster development” study they hope will help convince new companies to locate in Providence by determining which locations in the city are best suited to various types of businesses. Read more.
UNPLUG... TUNE IN... POWER UP
by wade on March 28, 2015
EVERY TIME HE WENT TO HIS HOTEL ROOM KRIS MCNEIL FACED THE FRUSTRATION OF untangling a shopping bag full of wires. A software developer for a St. John’s-based start-up company, McNeil found himself wearing many hats, including product management and sales for the local company that did a lot of business in New York and California. At the time, Bluetooth and other wireless technology was simplifying data transmission, “but I still had to deal with a ball of power cords,” he recalls. Read more.
PORTLAND-BASED MARINE BUSINESS INCUBATOR LAUNCH ATTENDED BY ICELAND OFFICIALS
by wade on March 24, 2015
(PORTLAND, Maine; 16 March 2015) The U.S. ambassador to Iceland and Iceland's ambassador to the United States are visiting Maine on Tuesday, 17 March, in an effort to build upon and create new economic opportunities between the two countries. U.S. Ambassador Robert Barber and Iceland Ambassador Geir Haarde will first attend a private reception in Portland for the unveiling of the conceptual design for a marine-based business incubator being launched on the city's waterfront, according to an announcement last week from the Maine International Trade Center. Read more.
A MARITIME VISION FOR CALIFORNIA
by wade on February 25, 2015
(San Diego, California; 15 Feb. 2015) California’s future is intimately tied to the Pacific. This vast ocean determines our coastline, influences our weather, boosts our tourism economy and provides great opportunity to further develop our “Blue Economy.” This is certainly true for San Diego, discovered by sea, built on a bay that brought the Navy and industries serving the Navy, and home to world-class ocean research institutions and the largest maritime and water technology (BlueTech) cluster in the United States. Read more.
THE PATH TO THE ARCTIC: NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
by wade on February 23, 2015
When Newfoundland and Labrador is described as the path to the Arctic, it is done so using the fullness of the word, from the province’s strategic location to its world-class Arctic-related expertise, infrastructure, and facilities. As Canada’s most easterly province, extending north to the edge of the Arctic, Newfoundland and Labrador is ideally located along international shipping lanes and northern sea routes to connect with markets in the Arctic, Canada, the United States, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia. Read more.
MARINE TECHNOLOGY CLUSTER IMPORTANT FOR MISSISSIPPI’S FUTURE
by Admin on January 6, 2015
A new study looking at Mississippi’s maritime industries spotlights the importance of shipbuilding, fishing, oceanography and marine technology as a dominant force in the state’s economy. The data show that in the three coastal counties, about 51,000 people--that is more than one in every three people in the regional workforce--are employed in the blue industries. And it’s not just the Mississippi Gulf Coast that has a stake in the blue economy. Read more.
B.C. PLANS FOR CLIMATE REFUGEES
by Admin on December 4, 2014
A new report looking at how climate change around the world will affect human migration suggests governments need plans to deal with climate refugees. More specifically, it looked at how prepared the west coast province of British Columbia was for what may become an influx of climate migrants or refugees in coming decades, or sooner. Read more.