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5th ANNUAL EDUCATORS WORKSHOP ON OCEAN EDUCATION IN THE CLASSROOM
by wade on September 3, 2014
The Conference is fast approaching and Oceans '14 is full speed ahead with more than 100 exhibitors, hundreds of presentations and thousands of delegates. No one can take it all in, but every delegate can be assured of an immersive experience Among the special groups targeted at the Conference are educators who have been issued a special invite by organizers.
RFP: ALTERNATIVE PROTECTION STRATEGIES FOR ICE SCOUR REGIONS
by wade on May 5, 2014
Petroleum Research is seeking proposals from qualified Service Providers to provide consulting services to complete the project “Alternative Protection Strategies for Ice Scour Regions – Phase 1”, as detailed in the attached Request for Proposal (‘RFP’). It is required that all work and expenditures take place in Newfoundland and Labrador.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, May 30th, 2014, 3:00 PM (Newfoundland Time).
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.
YOUR INPUT IN ACOA SURVEY OF ATLANTIC CANADIAN OT COMPANIES
by wade on March 31, 2014
As discussed at the last OT conference call, and the strategic goal of opening up new international markets for Atlantic Canadian OT companies, please find attached a survey which we requyest that you, as an Atlantic Canadian OT company, complete adn return. We have incorporated all the comments we have received, if this is not the case please advise us promptly. (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SURVEY IN MS WORD) Read more.
RDC INVESTS IN MARINE INDUSTRY
by wade on March 14, 2014
(St. John's, NL: 05 Mar.2014) The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is investing $1.9 million in 12 business-led R&D projects that help increase the province’s knowledge-based economy for long-term economic benefit. The total value of the research projects is $4.6 million, the majority of which is leveraged from the private sector and federal funding agencies. Read more.
CME ENCOURAGES FEDERAL EFFORTS FOR SKILLS TRAINING
by wade on February 25, 2014
Dear Minister Kenny:
On behalf of the members of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) across the province, thank you for taking the time to meet with our organization during your recent visit to St. John’s. We appreciated the opportunity to discuss with you directly some of the labour-related issues that this province is facing, including the shortage of skilled labour and the proposed Canada Jobs Grant. Given our aging population and competition from employers in Alberta and other provinces, the shortage of skilled labour is felt acutely in Newfoundland and Labrador.
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER AND CANDIDATES FOR OCEANSADVANCE AGM UNVEILED
by wade on February 11, 2014
The Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers for the Board of OceansAdvance Inc. is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Thursday, February 27. 2014 at the Ocean Coastal and River Engineering- NRC Building, MUN Campus. Please mark your calendars Read more.
OCEANS'14 ST. JOHN'S CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
by wade on February 3, 2014
Abstracts are now being accepted for papers to be presented at OCEANS 14 MTS/IEEE St. John's. Abstracts must be submitted by March 26, 2014, in one of three categories:
- Regular Technical Program: Abstract submitted for review, technical paper, presentation in technical or poster session at the conference, and publication in IEEE Xplore if all requirements are met. Oral presentation in a poster session, for those authors who prefer this option, is at the discretion of the Technical Program Co-Chairs.
RDC INVESTS IN HARSH-ENVIRONMENT R&D
by wade on January 28, 2014
(St. John's, NL, January 20, 2014), The Ocean Technolgy cluster received a financial boost last week as the Research & Development Corporation (RDC) announced investments of $2.4 million in 11 research and development (R&D) projects that capitalize on Newfoundland and Labrador’s proximity to a harsh, ocean environment. The total value of the research projects is more than $7.9 million, including investments from the private sector and federal funding agencies.