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OCEANSADVANCE REPRESENTED AT AAU’S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
by Mark Lane - Executive Director on January 25, 2015
Two of OceansAdvance Inc.’s members will serve as panelists during the Innovation Session of the Atlantic Leaders’ Summit, 19 February 2015 at the Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax, NS. This one-day, “by invitation only” summit is presented by the Association of Atlantic Universities. It represents the 16 Atlantic Canada universities and the University of the West Indies in advocating for the role of Atlantic universities in preparing community leaders, in conducting research and innovation, and in contributing to regional economic prosperity and quality of life. Read more.
WOODS HOLE TO GET $5M TO HELP BUILD UNDERSEA ROBOTICS FACILITIES
by Mark Lane - Executive Director on January 18, 2015
(Woods Hole, Mass; 21 Dec 2014) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will get $5 million from the state to build new facilities to test robotic vehicles for undersea research.
Officials say the five-year grant will help speed the development and deployment of new and existing maritime robotic technology to explore the world's oceans.
They say the use of so-called autonomous underwater vehicles is projected to grow by more than 40 percent over the next four years. Read more.
VIRTUAL MARINE TECHNOLOGY PROVIDES LIFEBOAT SIMULATOR FOR ROWAN COMPANIES
by Mark Lane - Executive Director on January 17, 2015
(St. John’s, NL: January 16, 2015) Newfoundland – OceansAdvance member comopany, Virtual Marine Technology (VMT) is pleased to announce the provision of its Survival Quest lifeboat simulator training system to Rowan Companies, a global provider of contract offshore drilling services. The lifeboat simulator will be used to provide enhanced lifeboat launch and recovery training to lifeboat operators and marine crews and will complement weekly safety drills conducted onboard Rowan drilling rigs. Read more.
OCEANSADVANCE CO-HOSTS PRESENTATION ON "DOING BUSINESS IN NUNAVUT"
by Mark Lane - Executive Director on January 15, 2015
In an initiative to assist local entrepreneurs in making business connections and accessing various economic opportunities in Nunavut, OceansAdvance is partnering with the Oceans and Arctic Opportunities Division of the Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development to present “Doing Business in Nunavut”. Read more.
SMARTBAY NEWFOUNDLAND AND SMARTBAY IRELAND STRENGTHEN ATLANTIC TIES
by Mark Lane - Executive Director on January 14, 2015
(Ireland, 08 January 2015) SmartBay Ireland has entered into a trans-Atlantic collaboration agreement with the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. Read more.