Innovators: Institution

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MI PURCHASES FORMER COAST GUARD SHIP AS TRAINING AND NEAR-SHORE SUPPORT VESSEL

by wade on February 5, 2015

(St. John's, NL; January 20, 2015)The Honorable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today that the former Canadian Coast Guard vessel Shamook, after 35 years in service, was purchased from DFO for $50,000 by the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. This vessel, which was formally used for fisheries research, will now serve as an educational tool at the specialized Institute. Read more.

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FORMER HEAD OF OCEANSADVANCE HONOURED WITH COMMISSIONED PORTRAIT

by Admin on December 11, 2014

Family, friends and former colleagues gathered at the Marine Institute on Ridge Road in St. John's, Wed., December 3,to celebrate the unveiling of a portrait of Les O’Reilly, former Executive Director of MI and immediate past executive director of OceansAdvance. The portrait, by Carl Stevenson (a former instructor at MI), was a tribute to O'Reilly for his many years of service and dedication to the Institute, its students and its staff. Read more.

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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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SUPPORTING OCEAN TECHNOLOGY IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

by wade on July 22, 2014

(Holyrood, NL; 10 July 2014) The Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), today visited the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Holyrood Marine Base, which is developing into a world leader in oceans-related research, thanks in part to past Government of Canada investments totaling close to $1.4 million.
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Marine Institute - (Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland)

June 7, 2014

  As a campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland, the Fisheries and Marine Institute is Canada’s most comprehensive centre for education, training, applied research and industrial support for the ocean industries.   Located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, we are one of the most respected centres of marine learning and applied research in the world.   Read more.