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PAL FINDS FRIEND IN NEW INVESTOR

by OceansAdvance on 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.   Read more.

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

by OceansAdvance on 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. Read more.

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GOOGLE JOINS ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS FOR TRACKING ILLEGAL FISHING IN OCEANS

by OceansAdvance on 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.   Read more.

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NOAA PANEL TO GUIDE OCEAN EXPLORATION

by OceansAdvance on November 20, 2014

(13 Nov. 2014) NOAA today announced the appointment of 13 members to a new federal Ocean Exploration Advisory Board that will provide guidance to NOAA and the nation on the exploration of our ocean.   Read more.

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MAKING THE OCEANS-KINESIOLOGY CONNECTION

by OceansAdvance on 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?   Read more.