Innovators:

ON THE BRIDGE OF RESEARCH AND INDUSTRY

When he was younger Glenn Blackwood wanted to be Jacques Cousteau.Today, as VP of the Marine Institute, Blackwood  has established his own reputation on the International Stage.


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Iceberg Wranglers

Zhi Li and his Memorial University research team are developing technology to help offshore industry manage icebergs.


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TAKING THE LEAD IN EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Chelsie Archibald, Manager of Field Programming for the Oceans Learning Partnership, taking the lead in experiential learning for young people.


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DEEP SEA DREAMER

After exploring the Marianas Trench with James Cameron, innovator and engineer Adam Gobi has deep hopes for oceans innovation in NL.


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Technology Sector Directory

The companies, institutions and R&D institutes of OceansAdvance's ocean technology cluster are active in these sectors...


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NEWS

WHALE OF A MARINE INDUSTRY GENERATES 30% OF ICELAND'S GDP

November 20, 2014

(Reykjavik, Iceland: 14 Nov. 2014) A new report, published by the Iceland Ocean Cluster, describes last year’s economic impact and performance of the Icelandic ocean cluster, which includes fisheries, seafood processing, ocean technology, biotechnology, aquaculture and related service sectors. According to the report, the ocean industries generate 25-30% of Iceland’s gross domestic product and between 15-20% of employment.
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GOOGLE JOINS ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS FOR TRACKING ILLEGAL FISHING IN OCEANS

November 20, 2014

(15 Nov. 2014) To halt unlawful over-fishing across the globe, Google has announced that it will join forces with environmental groups SkyTruth and Oceana. Associated Press has reported that besides providing financial support to the effort, the company will also be using its cutting-edge mapping technology.  
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BLOG

PAL FINDS FRIEND IN NEW INVESTOR

November 20, 2014

(St. John's, NL: 16 Nov. 2014) Provincial Aerospace said Wednesday it has reached an agreement that would see its parent company, the PAL Group of Companies, sold to Winnipeg-based Exchange Income Corporation (EIC).
Under the terms of the deal, the PAL Group — whose holdings involve an airline, a fleet of 30 aircraft and defence and aerospace interests — will continue to be operated independently under its current management at its headquarters in St. John’s.  
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MAKING THE OCEANS-KINESIOLOGY CONNECTION

November 20, 2014

Kinesiology may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about oceans, but they are more connected than they seem.   What about working conditions for offshore workers--do the accommodations work for offshore workers who are at sea for weeks? What about health and safety procedures? Is the safety equipment in good working order?  
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