Innovators: General


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    Porpoise friendly | Marine Institute playing pivotal part in race against extinction of species

    by Steve Chafe, President & General Manager on February 8, 2018



    In San Felipe in the Upper Gulf of California, Mexico, the vast majority of the residents of the coastal community fish for a living.   Trouble is, the gillnets they’ve used for generations to sustain themselves have largely contributed to the decimation of the highly endangered vaquita porpoise, which only lives in that particular area of the ocean. Only 30 individuals of the little marine mammal remain.
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    A Multi-beam Vision for the Future

    by Admin on January 9, 2018

    Profile of Sarah Walsh, a champion for Ocean Mapping By Wade Kearley   Read more.


    by Admin on September 22, 2017

    Philip Meintzer’s research into a better design for cod pots could help build a sustainable, commercial fishery for cod.
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    Five Good Reasons to Attend This Year's APEC's Annual Business Outlook Conference

    by Admin on August 24, 2017

    APEC's annual business Outlook conference will take place on Tue 7 Nov. 2017 – St. John’s, NL at Delta St. John’s.    Here are five reasons to register now for this morning-only event.   Read more.

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    by Admin on June 29, 2017

    Mashrura Musharraf Investigates Methods to Improve Safety Training for Offshore Oil and Gas Workers by Wade Kearley for OceansAdvance Inc.
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    Local Companies Receive More Than $5.7 Million to Support Innovative Projects

    by Admin on June 20, 2017

    Two companies in Newfoundland and Labrador are bringing technology to the sea and sky to create new jobs and economic opportunities. Fugro Geosurveys is adapting and demonstrating sensor technology for use with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles while Solace Power Inc. is focused on wireless charging technology for small electric unmanned aerial vehicles.   Read more.


    Memorial has a new Tier 1 Canada Research Chair

    by Admin on June 6, 2017

    Dr. Faisal Khan, professor of process engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is the Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Offshore Safety and Risk Engineering.   The announcement represents a total investment of $1.5 million in federal funding and a total of $150,000 in provincial funding. Read More Read more.

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    by Admin on June 6, 2017

    ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, JUNE 5, 2017 /Marketwired/ -- Kraken Sonar Inc. (TSX-V: PNG) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. has been awarded a repeat contract valued at over C$400,000 by a leading European defence contractor. Kraken will supply and integrate its AquaPix®Miniature Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar and Real-Time SAS Signal Processor on the customer’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). Delivery is expected in Q3, 2017. Read more.

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    Kraken Receives $745,000 For Underwater Robotics

    by Admin on May 17, 2017

    Kraken Receives $745,000 for Underwater Robotics Non‐Dilutive Capital to Support ThunderFish™ Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Program ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND    Read More   Read more.

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    NEIA's Innovation Connector May 8th, 2017 Holiday Inn, St. John's: Research

    by Admin on April 26, 2017

      NEIA’s Innovation Connector is giving firms the opportunity to outline challenges they are facing in their business which could be addressed with help from academic experts. The event will explore challenges related to environmentclimate changewaste management, and efficiency.   Read more.