On May 28, the OCEANS TEAM ’14 had the distinct pleasure of receiving the DSJ Award of Distinction – OCEANS’14 – Convention of the Year at the City of St. John’s Tourism awards held in the City Chambers.


The OCEANS convention is a major international forum for scientists, engineers and business leaders to exchange their knowledge and ideas regarding technology and the future of the world’s oceans.


OCEANS’14 took place in St. John’s from September 14-19, 2014 at the Delta Hotel, the St. John’s Convention Centre, and Mile One Centre. The conference was jointly sponsored by the Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS).


The four day conference was hosted and supported by local organizations including the Province of NL, ACOA, OceansAdvance,  the City of St. John’s, Memorial University (Marine Institute), National Research Council of Canada OCRE and Research and Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador.


Darrell O’Neill , local Chair received the award on behalf of the Team.


Pictured above, on hand to celebrate their achievement are:  Darrell O’Neill, Shelly Petten and Lynn Sparkes of BTCRD, Dwight Howse and Paul Brett of the Marine Institute, Vicki Button of the City of St. John’s and Cathy Hogan of OceansAdvance.