Innovators: Press Releases

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Hibernia and Terra Nova Projects, RDC fund new Centre for Arctic Resource Development at C-CORE

by Admin on June 29, 2011

St. John’s, NL (20 June 2011) -- C-CORE, an international leader in research and development based at Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador, is launching a major new initiative to help unlock the potential of the Arctic’s rich – and largely untapped – natural resources, thanks to $16.5 million in combined funding announced today by the Hibernia and Terra Nova projects and the Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC). Read more.

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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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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Underwater Glider Research and Development

by Admin on June 13, 2011

Dr. Ralf Bachmayer is the Canada Research Chair in Ocean Technology at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. In June 2010 he opened the Autonomous Ocean Systems Laboratory (AOSL) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and is currently supervising five master’s degree students and three doctoral students from Canada, China, and Iran on various projects in Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering. Read more.