Innovators: Researchers

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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 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.

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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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NEW APPLICATIONS FOR DOPPLER PROFILERS

by Admin on January 25, 2015

As more countries consider alternative, renewable sources for energy, the need for accurate methods to assess the impacts of these new technologies is growing.Dr. Len Zedel is the associate dean of Science (graduate and research) and a professor in Memorial University of Newfoundland's Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography.   Read more.

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REVERSE-ENGINEERING THE OCEAN

by Admin on January 14, 2015

A soft-spoken man with a ready wit and a love of practical science, Dr. Michael Graham is the son of an Anglican priest and a nun. The story of how this man with a PhD in the process of water movement in corn became the project lead for the Wave Energy Research Centre in Lord’s Cove is anything but a straight line. 
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FROM CAPTAIN COOK TO CAPTAIN KIRK

by Admin on November 19, 2014

(St. John's, NL: 19 Nov. 2014) Glenn Blackwood grew up on the ocean and comes from a long line of ship captains and seafarers. Therefore, it was no surprise that by the time he was 17 Blackwood had enrolled in the marine biology program at Memorial University. “I wanted to be Jacques Cousteau,” he admits.    Read more.

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SWEPT AWAY

by Admin on November 6, 2014

Chelsie Archibald was one of those children with orca whales on her bedspread and sea creatures on her walls.  She had dozens of picture books about the ocean and was enchanted by stories of young girls living off the sea.  This interest did not wane when her family moved to Ontario and every summer she returned to her Halifax-area home to visit her extended family and to smell the salt air.   Read more.