Innovators: Press Releases

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PETROBRAS ISSUES TENDERS TO CHARTER 10 ROV SUPPORT SHIPS

by wade on December 18, 2013

Three Petrobras tenders for chartering support ships are causing a stir in the market for Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) in Brazil. The bidding involves 10 ships, which implies a total of 20 ROVs. This means that over the next year there will be an increase of approximately 15% in the number of systems currently mobilized in Brazil – there are approximately 120 in operation today.
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LOOKNorth CALL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING TECHNOLOGY PROPOSALS

by wade on December 18, 2013

LOOKNorth is soliciting proposals from small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), researchers and academics based in Canada. Proposals are sought for technology demonstration projects, technology development projects that promote advancement of technology towards commercial readiness, and capability studies for remote sensing and in-situ monitoring technologies that can add significant value in the sustainable development of Canada’s Northern, offshore and oil sands resources.   Program Description Read more.

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FEDS AND PROVINCE SUPPORT RURAL SEAL INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT

by wade on December 17, 2013

(St. John's, NL, 06 December 2013) The Atlantic Seal Development Association is undertaking a new pilot project to develop high quality, value-added seal meat products, thanks in part to support from the Governments of Canada and of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The announcement was made today by the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), along with the Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture. Read more.

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PUBLIC ADVISORY: AQUACULTURE CONSULTATION PERIOD EXTENDED

by wade on December 17, 2013

(13 December 2013)The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture advises that it will continue to accept written submissions regarding the provincial consultations on aquaculture until Friday, December 20. Read more.

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NEW 80-METRE VESSEL TO SERVICE BELL ISLAND IN 2016

by wade on December 17, 2013

(St. John's, NL, December 2013) The Provincial Government has negotiated a $49.5 million contract with Damen Shipyards to deliver a new 80-metre vessel to service Bell Island. The official contract was signed today on Bell Island and the new ferry is scheduled to arrive in the province in February 2016.
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