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A CLOSER VIEW OF THE SEA

by wade on April 11, 2014

An underwater-vehicles program at the School of Ocean Technology (SOT), which has an underwater-imaging system that will provide real-time 3D viewing without headgear—believed to be the first such system in the world—is gearing up for a commercial pilot in the first quarter of 2014.   Read more.

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CHARTING THE CANADIAN ARCTIC MARINE CORRIDOR

by wade on April 6, 2014

The biggest obstacle to tapping the recoverable oil and gas reserves in the Canadian Arctic – estimated at CA$1 trillion (GB£554 billion) – is the lack of reliable hydrographic charts, according to Karl Kenny, president and CEO of Kraken Sonar Systems in St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

“Global warming is having an impact,” he said. “The ice is receding. Soon enough, there will be feasible traffic up there in significant amounts, but we haven’t got it mapped.”
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JOIN LOCAL MISSION TO OMAE 2014

by wade on April 6, 2014

NATI, in partnership with OceansAdvance, ADIANL and ACOA, invites eligible NL companies to participate in the upcoming mission to the 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2014), to be held in San Francisco, CA, June 8 – 13, 2014. Read more.

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100TH ANNIVERSARY OF SEALING DISASTER

by wade on March 31, 2014

(St. John's, NL: 31 Mar 2014) The 100th anniversary of the 1914 sealing disasters was recognized today with a commemorative service held in St. John's and organized by the Home from the Sea campaign, which was initiated by the Elliston Heritage Foundation in 2008 to build awareness about this important date in provincial history.   Read more.

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FOLLOW-UP FROM VP ERA-CAN+ ON LOCAL ACCESS TO HORIZON 2020

by wade on March 31, 2014

As a follow-up to the ERA-Can+ Information Session in St. John's, NL on 20 Mar. 2014, the public policy forum and its project partners sent the following message which includes a link to the presentation sl;idfes adn other relavent sites on the web.   Read more.