With St. John’s being one of only three stops in Canada chosen by the EU’s Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science,  Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, OceansAdvance is making the most of her visit by featuring her as the speaker at the upcoming Breakfast Series event, Friday, Sept. 12.

Members and stakeholders of the OT sector are invited but, to attend you must RSVP to Barry Snow by Friday Sept 05.

This promises to be one of the most exciting Breakfast Series events to date for the Ocean Technology cluster in St. John’s. Ms Geoghegan-Quinn will share her unique insight into topics ranging from: the EU Innovation Union and the progress of Horizon 2020, the trans-Atlantic collaboration as is developing from the Galway Declaration to which she was a signatory, and the the establishment of oceans clusters.

Spaces are filling fast. The time to RSVP to Barry Snow is now. Request email must be received by this Friday, Sept 05, 2014. The morning starts at 8:00 a.m. sharp on Friday, Sept 12, in the Atlantic Room of the NRC/OCRE Building, Memorial Campus, St. John’s NL. Attendance is free to members and stakeholders, however seating is limited and reserved on a first come first seated basis. A continental breakfast will be served.

OceansAdvance, in partnership with the Government of Canada and the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland, is pleased to present this special OceansAdvance Breakfast Speaker’s Series.

The Commissioner’s bio can be found by Clicking HERE.


Ms Geoghegan-Quinn was one of the developers and a signatory to the 2013 Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation. Read a copy of the MOU HERE.