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Innovators: Press Releases
HOLYROOD - A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY TOWN
by wade on August 18, 2014
If you are wondering where you’ve seen that handsome gentleman staring back at you from the front cover of Progress Magazine, Vol. 21 No. 04, wonder no more. It’s Gary Corbett, Chief Administrative Officer with the Town of Holyrood, a member of OceansAdvance, and a key proponent of OHI (the Oceans Holyrood Initiative) founded in 2013 to, “foster, enable and accelerate an ocean technology Community of Practice in the Holyrood region.” Read more.
PUTTING THE LOWLY CUNNER TO WORK IN AQUACULTURE
by wade on August 6, 2014
(St. John's NL: 11 July 2014) An aquaculture researcher and faculty member at the Marine Institute of Memorial University will begin conducting a project this fall which will aid in solidifying Atlantic Canada as a world leader in innovative and safe aquaculture practices for Atlantic salmon farming.
COMMISSIONER FOR RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND SCIENCE SPEAKING AT OA EVENT
by wade on August 4, 2014
As European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, she was a key player in the development of the Trans-Atlantic Oceans Research agreement (often referred to as the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation) and in May 2013, she became a signatory to that landmark document. She is Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and on 12 Sept. 2014 she will be in St. John's as a special guest of OceansAdvance. Read more.
SUPPORTING OCEAN TECHNOLOGY IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
by wade on July 22, 2014
(Holyrood, NL; 10 July 2014) The Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), today visited the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Holyrood Marine Base, which is developing into a world leader in oceans-related research, thanks in part to past Government of Canada investments totaling close to $1.4 million.
Health Monitoring Software Supported by Provincial Government
by wade on July 22, 2014
The Provincial Government is providing approximately $80,000 to implement a software-based Sea Lice Decision Support System within the province, a project that supports the advancing of best practices in aquaculture. The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, announced the funding today, which will help the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association establish and test this powerful tool for monitoring sea lice prevalence and evaluating control programs. Read more.