Innovators: Local Stories


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    Porpoise friendly | Marine Institute playing pivotal part in race against extinction of species

    by Steve Chafe, President & General Manager on February 8, 2018



    In San Felipe in the Upper Gulf of California, Mexico, the vast majority of the residents of the coastal community fish for a living.   Trouble is, the gillnets they’ve used for generations to sustain themselves have largely contributed to the decimation of the highly endangered vaquita porpoise, which only lives in that particular area of the ocean. Only 30 individuals of the little marine mammal remain.
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    John Risley & Brendan Paddick: Innovation & Supporting Small Business

    by Admin on July 27, 2017

    OceansAdvance, in partnership with the Genesis Centre, hosted a public event: Yarns & Networking for Innovation week. It featured John Risley from Halifax, Nova Scotia who is President of Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated (CFFI) a diversified holding company operating internationally. The primary assets are controlling stakes in Clearwater Seafood Inc. and Columbus Communications; a provider of network services and cable TV. Read more.


    Newfoundland and Labrador company boldly takes radar where it’s never gone before

    by Admin on July 21, 2017

    Northern Russia, offshore Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico—these are just some of the places where Rutter Inc.’s radar technology products are in demand. While the St. John’s-based company is small, with 33 employees globally, the firm has carved out a niche in the oil and gas business with radar technology that detects oil spills, icebergs, unidentified vessels and small objects and monitors waves and sea conditions. “We want to have as many products on our roster as we can offer, especially with the oil and gas industry in a slump,” says Blair Wheaton, Rutter’s vice president. Read more.

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    Kraken Receives $745,000 For Underwater Robotics

    by Admin on May 17, 2017

    Kraken Receives $745,000 for Underwater Robotics Non‐Dilutive Capital to Support ThunderFish™ Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Program ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND    Read More   Read more.

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    NEIA's Innovation Connector May 8th, 2017 Holiday Inn, St. John's: CleanTech

    by Admin on April 26, 2017

    NEIA’s Innovation Connector aims to help discover local research expertise within our university and colleges with an eye to solving existing challenges or generating new business ideas and initiatives. The event will explore research related to environmentclimate change, and clean technology.   Read more.

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    OceansAdvance AGM January 30, 2017

    by Admin on January 11, 2017

    OA AGM and Election of Officers   Read more.


    SubC Imaging Profiled In The Overcasts Next Gen NL Series

    by Admin on November 16, 2016

    SubC Imaging is proud to be the first company profiled in The Overcast’s Next Gen NL series. This article gives an overview of SubC Imaging's mission, technology and some of their successful worldwide ventures. Read more Read more.

    Call for Technical Papers

    by Admin on November 16, 2016

    The Journal of Ocean Technology (JOT) production team invites the submission of technical papers that describe cutting edge research related to ocean diving for its spring 2017 issue.   Papers should present the results of new (i.e., not previously published) research in ocean technology, science or engineering, and be no more than 7,500 words in length. Read more.