Innovators: Press Releases


Cluster Members Marine Institute and National Research Council host international MATE ROV competition

by Barry Snow on June 24, 2015

Students from all over the world – and their underwater robots – are set to converge on St. John’s, N.L., from June 25-27 to compete in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center’s International Student Remotely Operated Vehicle Competition.   Read more.


Nalcor Energy Releases Its First Regional Offshore Metocean Study

by Barry Snow on June 23, 2015

Nalcor Energy Oil & Gas recently released the results of the first regional Metocean study for offshore Newfoundland and Labrador to the global oil and gas industry. The Metocean Study looked at seven conditions in the provinces offshore to better understand the conditions in order to reduce exploration risk and uncertainty. Read more.


EU Releases 2014 JRC Ocean Energy Status Report

by Barry Snow on June 19, 2015

Oceans and seas have the potential to play a significant role in providing clean energy. Different technologies are currently being developed to ensure a long term contribution of ocean energy to the future energy system. Among the different ocean energy technologies, tidal and wave conversion systems are expected to contribute the most to the European energy system in the short to medium term, due to both local availability of the resources and advanced technological status. Current projections foresee about 40 MW of tidal and 25 MW of wave energy capacity being installed by 2018. Read more.

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by wade on March 24, 2015

Recently retired ice scientist and ice engineer Dan Masterson was honored today with an Arctic Technology Distinguished Achievement Awards. He received the award at a special ceremony during the Arctic Technology Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was selected in recognition of his significant contributions to the ice sciences and to the design and construction of pioneering Arctic projects.   Read more.

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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.