Innovators: Press Releases

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CCFAM MEET TO REAFFIRM NATIONAL INTENTION TO STRENGTHEN FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

by wade on July 7, 2014

(Calgary, Alberta; 26 June 2014) Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers met today at the  Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers (CCFAM) annual meeting to reinforce their commitment to job creation, economic growth and long-term prosperity, through sustainability and a broad range of fisheries and aquaculture issues.
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TEACHERS TO PARTICIPATE IN COASTAL AND OCEAN SCIENCES WORKSHOP

by wade on July 7, 2014

Teachers who participated in a two-year pilot program designed to encourage the integration of coastal and ocean science programming in schools will have an opportunity to share their perceptions of the program, and learn more about future programming, through a two-day workshop, Oceans Exchange, offered through the Oceans Learning Partnership (OLP). The workshop will take place aboard the M/V Coastal Explorer, August 4-5, at the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club in Conception Bay South.
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TIANJIN UNIVERSITY TESTS LONG-RANGE UUV

by wade on June 30, 2014

Researchers with Tianjin University, one of the largest multidisciplinary engineering universities in China, have completed a test of the autonomous underwater unmanned vehicle (UUV), "Haiyan," in the South China Sea, the Qingdao News reports in an online story postedf Junbe 29, 2014.   During the test, the vehicle worked consecutively for 21 days and reached a depth of 1,094 meters. With an endurance of 30 days, the torpedo-shaped vessel moves at a maximum underwater speed of close to six kilometers per hour, reports China's largest online news source. Read more.

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CONNECTER EVENT LINKS LOCAL BUSINESS AND CHINESE BUYERS

by wade on June 23, 2014

(St. John’s, NL; 23 June 2014) China represents an enormous market for the province’s ocean technology cluster, but distance, language and various issues of trade make it an extremely expensive undertaking. So anyone who wants to enter that market has to develop the right connections and gather intelligence before they can consider stepping up to compete for the yuan.   Read more.

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FIRST STEEL CUT FOR FOGO ISLAND AND CHANGE ISLANDS FERRY

by wade on June 23, 2014

First steel has been cut on the new $51 million ferry that will begin service in Fogo Island and Change Islands in September 2015. The new ferry will be an 80-metre ice-class vessel that has roll-on, roll-off capability and will accommodate up to 200 passengers and 60 vehicles.
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