Innovators: Entrepreneurs


Strong synergies and collaboration between the private sector, academia, research institutes and government are key to the success of the OceansAdvance ocean technology cluster. The following are some examples:

C-CORE Launches LOOKNorth Project

by admin on May 7, 2011

LOOKNorth will identify the knowledge gaps facing natural resource developers in Canada’s North, and validate Earth observation technologies and other technical solutions that can fill those gaps, to support oil and gas, hydro, and mining in the sub-Arctic and Arctic. LOOKNorth will involve Canadian technology companies with relevant expertise. This $15 million project over five years is led by C-CORE of St. Read more.

Memorial University Initiates SEAformatics R&D Project

by admin on May 3, 2011

Beginning in 2007, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University initiated SEAformatics, a five-year multidisciplinary R&D project to design, fabricate and validate a proof-of-concept seafloor array of acoustically networked marine sensor platforms for subsea monitoring applications. Each platform in the array ('pod') will harvest power from ocean currents using a small-scale marine turbine to extend deployment beyond systems that rely solely on batteries.  Read more.