Innovators: Marine Transportation

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TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED LEARNING

by Barry Snow on November 17, 2015

This profile was written and published by Memorial University (MUN). FACEFORWARD is created and managed by the Division of Marketing and Communications for the Office of the President at MUN.    See here for full text   SEASICKNESS DOESN’T JUST HAPPEN AT SEA.  Read more.

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THE FLUID DYNAMICS OF BUSINESS

by wade on February 6, 2015

MOST PEOPLE LOOK AT A WAVE AND SEE WATER CRASHING IN ON ITSELF, BUT NOT Randy Billard. For him each wave is a marvel of mathematical possibilities. He is stoked by how wave energy is transferred and the tremendous forces it can exert. And he’s proud of his ability to use mathematics, physics, and computational software to visualize and model the wave interaction with small vessels and produce training simulation programs for vessels at sea.   Read more.

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SPEEDING SLOWLY TOWARDS EFFICIENCY ON THE HIGH SEAS

by wade on January 26, 2015

(St. John's, NL; 19 Jan. 2015) Large vessels that transport cargo, oil and other goods over large distances require a lot of fuel and to save time they move fast. However, Maritime transport within the EU faces challenges such as significant increases in transport volumes, growing environmental requirements and a shortage of seafarers. The concept of an autonomous ship would mean the unmanned vessels would move more slowly, be much more environmentally friendly and address the EU goals for reducing shipping related greenhouse gases. Read more.

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MAKING THE OCEANS-KINESIOLOGY CONNECTION

by Admin on November 20, 2014

Kinesiology may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about oceans, but they are more connected than they seem.   What about working conditions for offshore workers--do the accommodations work for offshore workers who are at sea for weeks? What about health and safety procedures? Is the safety equipment in good working order?   Read more.

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SHIPPING INDUSTRY WANTS HIGHER QUALITY DATA SAYS SURVEY

by wade on October 7, 2014

The latest INTTRA Technology Outlook survey, which tries to identify the top technology priorities and challenges on the minds of international logistics and shipping industry professionals from direct shippers, carriers and freight forwarders around the world has shown that the industry’s top priority is “improving supply chain visibility capabilities to integrate higher quality data.”   This demonstrates the importance now placed on having easy access to quality shipping information that is timely, accurate and complete.   Read more.

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EOI: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MISSION TO THE NETHERLANDS

by wade on May 5, 2014

Canadian Manufactures and Exporters, Newfoundland and Labrador (CME-NL) is seeking Expressions of Interest from NL clients to participate in an international business development mission to the Netherlands the week of November 3, potentially featuring networking with Damen Industries logistics, purchasing and aftermarket supply chain executives.   Read more.

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CHARTING THE CANADIAN ARCTIC MARINE CORRIDOR

by wade on April 6, 2014

The biggest obstacle to tapping the recoverable oil and gas reserves in the Canadian Arctic – estimated at CA$1 trillion (GB£554 billion) – is the lack of reliable hydrographic charts, according to Karl Kenny, president and CEO of Kraken Sonar Systems in St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

“Global warming is having an impact,” he said. “The ice is receding. Soon enough, there will be feasible traffic up there in significant amounts, but we haven’t got it mapped.”
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NSERC HELPS DRIVE AWARD-WINNING CANADIAN INNOVATOR IN OFFSHORE SERVICE

by wade on February 22, 2014

 Peter Gifford, President and CEO of ExtremeOcean Innovation
Offshore wind turbines present one of the greatest opportunities to achieve a clean energy future, but the ocean's rough waters and the logistical hurdles of transporting crews and equipment to the turbines present significant challenges Read more.

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TESTING LIFESAVING GEAR FOR HARSH ENVIRONMENTS

by wade on June 27, 2013

The life or death of mariners hinges on the performance of lifeboats, immersion suits and other equipment relied upon in maritime emergencies. These high stakes have motivated António Simões Ré to dedicate his career to evaluating their performance in extreme conditions and making recommendations for safety improvements.

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