Mark your calendar now for the Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers for the Board of OceansAdvance Inc. Barry Snow, Executive Director of OceansAdvance has announced that the annual meeting will be held 3:00 p.m., Thursday, January 14 2016 at the Ocean Coastal and River Engineering- NRC Building, Memorial University Campus, St. John’s, NL.

To register, please RSVP

Election of Officers

Six candidates have stepped forward for election to four positions on OceansAdvance Board at the Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers at 3:00 p.m., Thurs., January 14, 2016, In the Atlantic Room, NRC Building, Arctic Avenue, Memorial University Campus, St. John’s, NL.

Everyone is encouraged to attend and vote. To aid in your decision, please read the candidate bios below.

In order to give all Cluster Members an opportunity to vote, and recognizing that not everyone is available to attend the AGM, OceansAdvance will once again be holding an advance poll. Advance poll voting can be completed via email or postal mail. Marked ballots will be accepted until 12:00 noon , Friday, January 8, 2016.

Advance Ballots are available on the website or to request an advance ballot, please email your request to Please forward your completed advance e-ballot to

If you wish to send your vote via Canada Post our address is: OA AGM, Cathy Hogan, C/O OceansAdvance Inc., Arctic Ave, MUN Campus, Box 12093, St. John’s, NL, A1B 3T5

Members attending the AGM will have an opportunity to vote at the Event. If you plan to attend this event Please RSVP to Cathy Hogan  no later than 4:00 P.M. Friday, January  8, 2016 at

All advance ballots are held in the strictest confidence.

Bios of Candidates for OA Election of Officers, Jan. 14, 2016


The following list of candidates is in alphabetical order: Click on the name for the indivdual’s bio.

1. Ron Collier , SubC Imaging

2. Bill Fanning , Kvaerner

3. Chad Fowlow , Frontier Subsea

4. Dave Murrin , Wood Group Kenny

5. Wei Qiu , Memorial University of Newfoundland

6. Michelle Simms , Genesis Group

Announcement of Keynote Speaker for AGM


As our organization is keen to support key initiatives undertaken by Memorial University of Newfoundland, OceansAdvance is pleased to announce that Dr. Rob Greenwood, Executive Director, Public Engagement for Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada and of The Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development will be the keynote speaker for for 2015 AGM. Dr. Greenwood is lead on the Public Engagement Framework for the University, which coordinates and supports the University’s collaboration with partners and stakeholders.

Dr. Greenwood will present on Memorial University’s Cold Ocean and Arctic Science, Technology and Society (COASTS), a pan-university initiative designed to coordinate and communicate Memorial’s world-leading research, teaching and public engagement relating to oceans, northern and North Atlantic Rim people, industry and environment.

In the year since its inception, COASTS has undertaken broad consultation with stakeholders inside and outside the university, along with significant work connecting government and industry needs with Memorial expertise (leading to a number of follow-up projects.)

As COASTS moves into its next phase, a number of goals have been identified, including creating further projects related to Memorial’s COASTS strengths, building connections between Memorial and public partners, coordinating collaboration within the university, and communicating our role as a global leader in COASTS,research, teaching, and public engagement.