HIGHLIGHTS

EDGEWISE Environmental Celebrates 4-Year Anniversary
EDGEWISE Environmental is a certified women-owned marine environmental consultancy based in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. They focus on marine mammal and seabird observation, mitigation, and anthropogenic noise solutions; providing tailored training and environmental consulting services across all marine industries. They also have a growing Research & Development program and are always open to collaboration. They strive to tackle environmental issues with our clients through our training programs and consulting efforts to make a positive environmental impact on all marine ecosystems. Click here to learn more and here to watch their recent anniversary video.


Dr. Heather Carnahan of Marine Institute Named University Research Professor 
Dr. Heather Carnahan has been recognized as University Research Professor, the most prestigious award Memorial University gives to faculty for research, consistently high level of scholarship, and graduate supervision and mentoring. It’s the first time a Marine Institute researcher has received this award. Click here to read more.


City of St. Johns Economic Snapshot March 2022 Presented by Advantage St. Johns
The St. John’s Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) economy saw signs of recovery in 2021 with retail sales increasing as consumer spending returned to pre-pandemic levels and an increase in residential activity mainly due to low mortgage rates and pent-up demand. Click here to read more.


Natural Resources Canada Unveils the Clean Power Roadmap for Atlantic Canada
This report is a collective vision for a clean power grid, which will serve as the foundation for a competitive, electrified economy across Atlantic Canada and a high quality of life for its residents. Click here to read more.


Marine Institute’s School of Maritime Studies Head Capt. Fred Anstey Receives Presidents Award
Capt. Fred Anstey, head of the School of Maritime Studies, will receive the Champion of Service President’s Award for Exemplary Employees on March 9. Champion of Service is one of three new categories of the revised Memorial awards programs for employees. Click here to read more.


Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) Rolls Out 2022-23 Departmental Plan Supporting Economic Development
In 2022-23, ACOA will continue to promote short- and long-term job creation and economic development in Atlantic Canada, particularly through the delivery of regionally tailored programs, services, knowledge and expertise, so that all communities have access to place-based programming and support. These activities will support a strong recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and help create a more resilient economy. Click here to read more.


Marine Institute’s School of Ocean Technology Programs Receive National Accreditation
Two School of Ocean Technology programs – remotely operated vehicles and ocean mapping – were recently accredited for achieving national education standards. Both the Technician Diploma in Remotely Operated Vehicles and the Diploma of Technology in Ocean Mapping are one-of-a-kind programs in Canada that attract students nationally and internationally. Click here to read more.


eDNA tec Advances Environmental Geonomics Standards with ISO Certification
eDNAtec and its research centre, the Centre for Environmental Genomics Applications (CEGA), headquartered in Newfoundland, has been certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard of Quality Management System (QMS). Click here to read more.


Minister Champagne of National Research Council of Canada Announces Launch of the New NRC Arctic Northern Program
With an initial investment of over $20 million to fund collaborative research projects over the next 7 years, the program aims to address issues impacting the daily lives of Arctic and Northern peoples through technology and innovation. Click here to read more.


Interested in Participating in the Federal Government 50 – 30 Challenge? Its Not Too Late To Sign Up!
OceansAdvance is doing their part for the Federal Government 50-30 Challenge through the CWOIL initiative. To learn more about this challenge and how to become involved, click here to read the recent article posted by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). If you are interested in joining the 50 – 30 Challenge: Your Diverstiy Advantage by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, you can also click here to visit their website.