Innovators: NEWS POSTS


Provincial Government Seeks Shipbuilders for New Ferries

by Admin on June 29, 2011

Advancing the province’s vessel replacement strategy, the Provincial Government today announced its intent to issue a request for expressions of interest from the shipbuilding industry in this province to construct six new ferries for the provincial fleet.

“As we saw our first two ferries hit the seas this spring, we experienced the real-life success of our vessel replacement strategy, and I am excited to announce today that we are moving forward with that strategy to further enhance our fleet,” said the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Transportation and Works. Read more.

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Les O’Reilly Receives National Lifetime Achievement Award

by Admin on June 29, 2011

By Andrew Safer

Les O’Reilly, Executive Director of OceansAdvance, was one of three individuals to receive the Association of Canadian Community Colleges’ (ACCC) Distinguished Service Award at their national conference in Edmonton in early June. Read more.

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Satellite Communications Systems for Vessel Monitoring and Beyond

by Admin on June 23, 2011

In the 22 years Paul Anderson has worked as a satellite engineer and entrepreneur, the explosive growth of the Internet and the development of information and communication technologies have spawned a host of new markets for satellite data communications products. Seated in a meeting room in his office on Major’s Path in St. John’s, Anderson, 47, is reflecting on the evolution of Blue Oceans Satellite Systems (BOSS), the company he founded in 2003, and the innovative products BOSS has developed. Read more.

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VMT and PRAC Sign Consulting Services Agreement

by Admin on June 21, 2011

Virtual Marine Technology Inc. (VMT) and Petroleum Research Atlantic Canada (PRAC) have entered into a Consulting Services Agreement to develop advanced simulation technologies for the offshore oil and gas industry.  The Agreement represents the third round of investment in advanced simulation technologies by PRAC since 2005.   Read more.

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First in Ongoing Series from the Ocean Technology Media Program

by Admin on June 21, 2011

Fair and balanced editorial coverage helps spread the word about successful businesses and services. The success of individual businesses also reflects positively on the sector within which they operate. In co-operation with the City of St. John's, OceansAdvance Inc. Read more.