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    OCEAN CLUSTERS MEET IN REYKJAVIK TO DISCUSS FULL UTILISATION OF HARVESTED FISH

    by wade on November 3, 2014

    (Reykjavik, Iceland: 30 Oct. 2014) The North Atlantic Ocean Cluster Alliance (NAOCA) gathered in Reykjavik, Iceland, October 30 to discuss mutual projects and cooperation. The alliance consists of clusters and organizations from Norway, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Denmark and Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.  At the meeting in Reykjavik, The New England Ocean Cluster, a new American cluster initiative from Maine, joined the Alliance.
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    DEEP SEA DREAMER

    by wade on October 20, 2014

    Venturing into the unknown is a natural compulsion for homo sapiens.  From climbing Everest to exploring Mars, to probing the vastness of space with telescopes, our species is driven by curiosity, and the potential for financial gain, to evolve technologies that enable us to master space, time, and distance.  Among the most technically challenging and potentially rewarding areas that remain tantalizingly out of reach are the depths of the oceans.   Read more.

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    SHIPPING INDUSTRY WANTS HIGHER QUALITY DATA SAYS SURVEY

    by wade on October 7, 2014

    The latest INTTRA Technology Outlook survey, which tries to identify the top technology priorities and challenges on the minds of international logistics and shipping industry professionals from direct shippers, carriers and freight forwarders around the world has shown that the industry’s top priority is “improving supply chain visibility capabilities to integrate higher quality data.”   This demonstrates the importance now placed on having easy access to quality shipping information that is timely, accurate and complete.   Read more.

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    A NEW ERA IN CANADA-EU RELATIONS

    by wade on October 6, 2014

    (Ottawa, Ontario; 26 Sept.2014) We, the leaders of Canada and the European Union (EU), meeting today in Ottawa, are committed to strengthening and deepening our strategic partnership that builds on our shared history and values.  We reaffirmed our commitment to contributing to our mutual prosperity through our continued cooperation. Read more.

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    THE BLUE ECONOMY

    by wade on October 6, 2014

    Understanding and promoting the Blue Economy and BlueTech is critical for the future of the U.S. and the world. Yet we don’t know in the U.S. and around the world how big our ocean and maritime tech industries are. Why? Because in most countries traditional, “visible” maritime industries (e.g. fishing and shipbuilding) have been on a decline while fast growing BlueTech companies have been largely invisible. Why are they invisible?
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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.
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    HUGE WAVES DETECTED IN ARCTIC WATERS FOR THE FIRST TIME

    by wade on August 6, 2014

    A wave gauge deployed in the Beaufort Sea two years ago is recording  unprecedented wave heights in western Arctic waters. In one instance during a September storm.  the waves reared as high as five metres. "That's a lot bigger than anything previously recorded up there," wrote University of Washington researcher Jim Thomson in a blog post about the results.
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    RDC BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCED IN JULY 2014

    by wade on July 22, 2014

    St. John's, NL, 17 July 2014   Fraser H. Edison Read more.

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    DRILLING FOR TALENT: THE CHALLENGES FACING UK IN THE NORTH SEA

    by wade on July 21, 2014

    (June 20th, 2014) The UK North Sea will remain an important region for oil and gas for years to come. Most of its fields are expected to remain economically viable until 2020 at the earliest, and high oil prices have given a boost to exploration in the North East Atlantic basin in areas previously considered marginal and thereby uneconomic. The region still boasts estimated oil and gas reserves of 9.4 billion boe with a 50 per cent plus chance of recoverability.
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    ADVANCING CANADIAN FISHING INDUSTRY THROUGH RESEARCH

    by wade on July 21, 2014

    (14 July 2014) Studying the approaches used in Norway and Iceland to generate maximum returns from cod and other groundfish resources was the primary focus for Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, during a recent trip to both countries.
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