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FISHERIES RESEARCH RECEIVES A BOOST FROM THE PROVINCE

by wade on February 25, 2015

(St. John's, NL: 19 Feb. 2015) Fisheries science research on three different species will be advanced with support from the provincial government. The Honourable Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, today announced $92,850 through the Fisheries Research Grant Program to help the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research study mackerel, cod, and halibut. Read more.

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Oil AND GAS WEEK IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

by wade on February 25, 2015

(St. John's, NL, Canada: 25 Feb. 2015) The Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Natural Resources, joined students, industry partners and officials from the educational sector to officially launch Oil and Gas Week on Monday morning, Feb. 23 at the St. John’s campus of College of the North Atlantic. Read more.

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CONNECTING THE DOTS IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

by wade on February 18, 2015

(Ireland; 16 February 2015) A featured item on the agenda at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in San Jose, California was "The Atlantic Ocean: Our Unknown Treasure."  Read more.

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ENHANCING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITIES IN THE OFFSHORE

by wade on February 6, 2015

The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is pleased to announce a $4.9 million investment in a multi-purpose survey, support and research and development vessel to be stationed in St. John’s. The total cost to design, build and operate such a vessel over a 10-year period is estimated at more than $100 million which will be funded by Fugro GeoSurveys (FGI). RDC’s investment directly targets the research and development capabilities, equipment and operations of the vessel, which will be built and operated by Fugro GeoSurveys. Read more.

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MAJOR UPGRADE TO SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT ON RV CELTIC EXPLORER

by wade on February 5, 2015

(Oranmore, Co, Galway, Ireland; 05 Feb.2015)The Marine Institute of Ireland’s RV Celtic Explorer has been fitted with new hydrographic and geophysical sonar systems that will be used to map the deep Atlantic seafloor during the vessel's return voyage between Ireland and Newfoundland and Labrador in April and May of this year.  Read more.