EDUCATION & TRAINING GUEST ARTICLES

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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. Whitecap Scientific Inc. of St. John’s used the facilities at the Marine Institute’s Holyrood Marine Base in June of 2013 to confirm that its ROV3D system works in operational conditions. “They have the resources ready to go—expert staff, the facilities we need, and good research,” says co-founder Sam Bromley. 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.

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UNDERSTANDING eLEARNING IN MARITIME JOB TRAINING AND FAMILIARIZATION - PART 5

by wade on February 16, 2012

This is the fifth and final installment of a series of articles intended to cover eLearning in the maritime industry - what it is, what are its strengths and what are its limitations.  Part 1 of this series introduced eLearning, talking about what it is, and why it is important that anyone involved in maritime training should do their utmost to understand its strengths and limitations. Part 2 of the series discussed what research has shown us about the strengths of eLearning. Read more.

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Understanding eLearning in Maritime Job Training and Familiarization

by wade on January 19, 2012

Introduction There is no doubt in my mind that eLearning is an important topic for the maritime industry. All of us involved in maritime education, whatever our views on eLearning, are going to have to come to terms with it. We all have a responsibility to understand it, including its strengths and its weaknesses. Read more.

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100 Graduate Student Internships with Industry Available through Mitacs

by wade on July 26, 2011

By Stephen Kavanagh. Mitacs Incorporated:  Mitacs, the national research network that funds graduate and PhD student internships with industry partners, will be looking to place 100 Memorial graduate students and post-docs in internships over the next two years. A large number of these internships will come from the ocean technology industry.  Mitacs is also pleased to be working closely with Read more.

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Silicon Valley Model: Strategic Research or Strategic Culture - Which Comes First?

by wade on July 18, 2011

By Bruce Colbourne, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University:

 

One of my favourite models for the discussion about ocean technology cluster expansion is Silicon Valley and, in particular, Stanford University’s role in incubating and sustaining Silicon Valley. Everyone admires Silicon Valley. Read more.

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Surviving the Arctic Ocean

by wade on July 5, 2011

One of the biggest challenges to oil and gas exploration in the Arctic will be keeping workers alive in the event of an evacuation. Successful escape from a rig or vessel is simply not enough – the unforgiving northern environment can be an even greater threat to human safety. The NRC Institute for Ocean Technology has been addressing this issue for the past decade, researching the survivability of humans in lifeboats, life rafts and immersion suits. Read more.

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Report from the Chair of the Marine Technology Society—NL Section

by wade on July 4, 2011

By Bill O’Keefe, Past Chair, MTS-NL (Delivered at MTS-NL‘s AGM, June 29, 2011)
INTRODUCTION--2010-2011 was the inaugural year of the NL Section of the Marine Technology Society.  Naturally, when it’s one’s inaugural year, you have a few things to accomplish:

  • build a team
  • define your role in the local eco-system of organizations
  • define our style
  • put together a program and execute
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