Innovators: Press Releases

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MHAs CALL ON THE FEDS TO IMPROVE MARINE ATLANTIC FERRY SERVICE

by wade on June 10, 2014

(St. John’s, NL: 05 June 2014) The majority of members of the legislature passed a private member’s motion yesterday calling on the Federal Government to improve the Marine Atlantic ferry service. During debate, the Provincial Government highlighted the importance of Marine Atlantic as a vital link between the island portion of the province and mainland Canada for residents and businesses.
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JOT CALLS FOR PAPERS ON MARINE BIOFOULING

by wade on June 9, 2014

The Journal of Ocean Technology (JOT) production team invites the submission of technical papers that describe cutting edge research related to biofouling for its winter 2014 issue. Papers should present the results of new (i.e., not previously published) 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 August 30, 2014. All peer-reviewed papers in the JOT are open access.   Read more.

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INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT ON SHIP SAFETY IN THE ARCTIC

by wade on June 9, 2014

The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) met in London May 14 - 23 to discuss issues of ship-safety--specifically safety during Arctic sailing. The meetings resulted in new rules regarding the safety aspect, and they will now be part of the polar code (international code of safety for ships operating in polar waters) which IMO is currently drafting.   The new internationally binding rules are a result of several years of negotiations in MSC.   Read more.

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INCOMING DELEGATION OF BUYERS FROM CHINA'S OT & O&G SECTORS

by wade on June 9, 2014

OceansAdvance is collaborating with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - Innovation, Trade and Rural Development (IBRD), and Government of Canada - Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) to host a “Buyers” delegation of Ocean Technology and Oil & Gas leaders from China.
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OCEANSADVANCE COLLABORATES WITH IBRD TO FOCUS BUSINESS RETENTION & EXPANSION PROGRAM ON OT FIRMS

by wade on June 1, 2014

(St. John's: 02 June 2014) As Ocean Technology companies in Newfoundland and Labrador continue to excel in foreign markets, they occasionally face expansion and retention issues domestically. Thanks to a collaboration between OceansAdvance and the Department of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development (IBRD), companies can map a strategy to address and overcome inhibitors to growth and help strengthen the province's ocean technology (OT) cluster at the same time.   Read more.