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HOSTING THE NORTH'S ONLY CIRCUMPOLAR INSTITUTION DEDICATED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

by wade on October 21, 2014

(St. John's, NL: Oct. 15, 2014) UArctic is holding its annual board of governors meetings at Memorial University and other venues in St. John’s next week. This international consortium of northern universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations is committed to higher education and research in the North. While visiting the province, experts with UArctic will present at two concurrent sessions for students, faculty, staff, researchers and administrators in the Memorial community with an interest in UArctic programs and partnership opportunities.
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GOING TO SEE: NL TRADE MISSION TO IRELAND FOCUSED ON OCEANS

by wade on October 21, 2014

Enabled by rapidly evolving technology and innovative approaches in research, business and policy,  the world is moving at a rapid pace to embrace the opportunities in the marine environment. Take as evidence the enormous investments of the EU in terms of policy documents and funding with a firm focus on oceans and the Arctic for business, for jobs and for economic development. A key player with the EU is Ireland which has sovereign rights to a large chunk of the continental shelf. Read more.

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NEW OCEAN CLUSTER ESTABLISHED IN MAINE

by wade on October 20, 2014

(Portland Maine: October 16, 2014) Maine Governor Paul LePage today announced the successful establishment of the New England Ocean Cluster in Maine. The Iceland Ocean Cluster, led by Thor Sigfusson, has partnered with North Atlantic Assets and Soli DG, Inc. of Maine to establish the New England Ocean Cluster and New England Ocean Cluster House. 
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MARINE INSTITUTE HOSTS INTERNATIONAL SMART GEAR COMPETITION

by wade on October 20, 2014

(St. John's, NL: 14 Oct. 2014) Every day, the team at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University’s Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources work in the world’s largest flume tank designing and testing fishing gear including methods to reduce fisheries bycatch.

During the week of Oct. 13 -17 they will host a team of international judges for the World Wildlife Fund’s International 2014 Smart Gear Competition to find the latest innovative solutions to address fisheries bycatch through environmentally-friendly fishing gear.
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JOT CALLS FOR PAPERS: SEABED MINING

by wade on October 7, 2014

The Journal of Ocean Technology (JOT) production team invites the submission of technical papers that describe cutting-edge research related to seabed mining for its spring 2015 issue. Papers should present the results of new, unpublished research in ocean technology, science or engineering, and be no more than 7,500 words in length.   All papers are subject to a rigorous peer-review process and must be submitted no later than 05 December 2014. All peer-reviewed papers in the JOT are open access since Volume 1, Number 1, 2006.   Read more.