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SURFING THE ENVIRONMENTAL DATA WAVE

by OceansAdvance on December 11, 2014

There’s a look of satisfaction on Dan Brake’s face as he holds out his cell phone, “There’s so much technology in this thing. The technology in this would cost $100,000 fifteen years ago and now we carry it around in our pocket. It is a heck of a lot more than just a phone,” he says, grinning widely. As a long-time technology aficionado, Brake has surfed the digital wave around the world before returning to Newfoundland and Labrador to establish his own successful company.   Read more.

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SubC IMAGING GRADUATES WITH HONOURS

by OceansAdvance on December 8, 2014

(St. John's, NL; 05 Dec. 2014) An ocean technology company started in 2010 was recognized for its innovative products and rapid growth at a special graduation ceremony at Memorial University of Newfoundland's(MUN) St. John’s campus Thursday.
SubC Imaging produces cameras and digital relays, with the aim of meeting the video, image and lighting requirements of offshore enterprises. Its products are used in remote vehicle manufacturing, for deep sea mining and in oil service work. Read more.

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B.C. PLANS FOR CLIMATE REFUGEES

by OceansAdvance on December 3, 2014

A new report looking at how climate change around the world will affect human migration suggests governments need plans to deal with climate refugees. More specifically, it looked at how prepared the west coast province of British Columbia was for what may become an influx of climate migrants or refugees in coming decades, or sooner. Read more.

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PLANNING FOR A DEEP-SEA COLONY

by OceansAdvance on December 3, 2014

(TOKYO, Japan: 22 Nov. 2014) Forget colonies in space, one Japanese construction company says in the future human beings could live in huge complexes that corkscrew deep into the ocean. 
Blue-sky thinkers say around 5,000 people could live and work in a modern-day Atlantis, a sphere 500 metres (1,500 feet) in diameter that houses hotels, residential spaces and commercial complexes. The vast globe would float at the surface of the sea, but could be submerged in bad weather, down the centre of a gigantic spiral structure that plunges to depths of up to 4,000 metres.  Read more.

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PAL FINDS FRIEND IN NEW INVESTOR

by OceansAdvance on November 20, 2014

(St. John's, NL: 16 Nov. 2014) Provincial Aerospace said Wednesday it has reached an agreement that would see its parent company, the PAL Group of Companies, sold to Winnipeg-based Exchange Income Corporation (EIC).
Under the terms of the deal, the PAL Group — whose holdings involve an airline, a fleet of 30 aircraft and defence and aerospace interests — will continue to be operated independently under its current management at its headquarters in St. John’s.   Read more.