Innovators: Press Releases

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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.

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FOSTERING COOPERATION ON MARITIME ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY

by wade on May 30, 2014

(Honolulu, Hawaii: 26 May 2014) The WOC and the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) are convening a workshop to enhance understanding and cooperation between industry, the coast guards, and related marine resource agencies from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia.
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RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND THE PROVINCIAL ECONOMY

by wade on May 26, 2014

(Executive Council; 9 May 2014) The Honourable Tom Marshall, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, led a provincial delegation to the annual Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, this week. Read more.