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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.

    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.

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    SMART OCEANS - SMART INDUSTRIES FOR CANADA

    by wade on March 18, 2014

    (Montreal, QC,17 March 2014) The World Ocean Council (WOC) and Canada’s Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network are co-organizing an international workshop to advance ocean industry data collecting and sharing. The event will set the stage for an initial Canadian Atlantic pilot project on ocean observations by industry, in support of Canada’s commitment to trans-Atlantic research under the “Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation,” with potential for future expansion to the Pacific and Arctic Oceans.
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    ECHOSOUNDERS VERSUS AIR BUBBLES IN RESEARCH VESSELS

    by wade on March 15, 2014

    (HYDRO INTERNATIONAL: 28/02/2014) It is widely recognised that air bubbles may have a negative effect on echosounding systems. Klaus von Bröckel from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany, has written an article about dealing with air bubbles from sweep-down and cavitation processes and outlining experiences with the last three large research vessels (RVs Polarstern, Meteor and Maria S. Merian). The practical experience resulted in the development of an optimised new hull form for the replacement of RV Sonne. Read more.

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    COLD WATER OPS

    by wade on March 15, 2014

    Seventy representatives from seven countries met for two days in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador in early October 2013 to further the creation of standards for resource development in the Arctic.
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    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.