DATE: Friday, Sept 12th 

TIME: 8:00 a.m.

LOCATION: NRC/OCRE Atlantic Room, Memorial Campus, St. John’s NL

You are invited to the latest in OceasAdvance’s ongoing Breakfast Speakers Series.

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

The featured speaker is Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science. She leads the development of the EU Innovation Union and the proposals for the EU research and innovation program, Horizon 2020.

This is yet another significant milestone for the Cluster and we are delighted to host the Commissioner for this event. Join us Sept. 12 as Ms Geoghegan-Quinn shares her unique insight into topics ranging from:

  • The EU Innovation Union and the progress of H2020,
  • The trans-Atlantic collaboration as is developing from the Galway Declaration,
  • The Commissioner’s views on the establishment of oceans clusters within the EU.

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


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

The event is presented free to members and stakeholders, however seating is limited and reserved on a first come first seated basis A continental breakfast will be served. Please RSVP to Barry Snow by Friday September 05, 2014.