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FROM CAPTAIN COOK TO CAPTAIN KIRK

by OceansAdvance on November 19, 2014

(St. John's, NL: 19 Nov. 2014) Glenn Blackwood grew up on the ocean and comes from a long line of ship captains and seafarers. Therefore, it was no surprise that by the time he was 17 Blackwood had enrolled in the marine biology program at Memorial University. “I wanted to be Jacques Cousteau,” he admits.    Read more.

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SWEPT AWAY

by OceansAdvance on November 6, 2014

Chelsie Archibald was one of those children with orca whales on her bedspread and sea creatures on her walls.  She had dozens of picture books about the ocean and was enchanted by stories of young girls living off the sea.  This interest did not wane when her family moved to Ontario and every summer she returned to her Halifax-area home to visit her extended family and to smell the salt air.   Read more.

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PROVINCIAL STUDENTS WINNERS AT UNDERWATER ROBOT CONTEST

by wade on July 7, 2014

A team of students from Newfoundland and Labrador joined American and Russian competitors as winners on Saturday in a global competition for underwater robots at the only federal freshwater marine sanctuary in the United States.

The high school and university teams were among 60 from 18 states and 13 countries participating in the 13th Marine Advanced Technology Education Remotely Operated Vehicle International Competition at Michigan's Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
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SETTING SAIL FOR ARCTIC STORIES

by wade on June 9, 2014

In 1999, explorer and educator Geoff Green set out on a mission to introduce young people to the polar regions and the communities that exist there. Since then the organisation he founded, Students on Ice (SOI), has lead over 1,000 young people, educators and scientists on expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic, providing them with a unique insight into a world so far removed from their everyday lives.
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MISSION TO ADVANCE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN GUJARAT, INDIA

by wade on June 3, 2014

Led by Memorial University of NL, the mission is intended for Atlantic Canadian education organizations and multi-sector businesses interested in exploring or furthering contacts in India, mainly in the State of Gujarat.   Registration is open but seats are limited and the 15 June deadline for registration is looming.   Read more.

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WOODS HOLE ALLIES WITH ENERGY FIRMS

by wade on May 26, 2014

(FALMOUTH, May 25, 2014) Its famed research vessels and scientists are arrayed across the globe, installing weather instruments off the Cape, tracking water currents in the Labrador Sea, monitoring monsoons in India, and measuring melting ice in Antarctica.   In these and other ways, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is playing a leading role in raising the alarm — and scientific understanding — of the perils of climate change.   Read more.

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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.

MANY MARINE INSTITUTE STUDENTS JOIN MTS

by wade on November 27, 2012

September, 2012, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada: Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Marine Institute students banded together to form a student chapter. Students from the Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering Systems Design, Ocean Instrumentation, Ocean Mapping, and Remotely Operated Vehicles quickly jumped at the opportunity to become MTS members; nearly 140 students in total.
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MI AND CNA PARTNER WITH GUYANA FOR TRAINING IN OIL AND GAS AND MINING

by wade on September 24, 2012

20 Sept. 2012, St. John's, NL: Two Canadian Educational and Learning Institutions, today, signed a letter of intent and a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment to build capacity in the local oil and gas and mining sectors, in Guyana through the Guyana Mining School and Training Centre Inc.
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OSC SETS SAIL WITH MOBILE PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM

by wade on June 14, 2012

An average of 15,000 visitors take part in the public education program at Memorial's Ocean Sciences Centre (OSC) between June 1 and Labour Day weekend in any given year. So when construction at the Logy Bay facility shut down public access to the site last summer, the fear of losing one of the region’s most popular tourist attractions was a valid concern.   Read more.