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Innovators: Ocean Observation & Science
SURFING THE ENVIRONMENTAL DATA WAVE
by OceansAdvance on December 11, 2014
There’s a look of satisfaction on Dan Brake’s face as he holds out his cell phone, “There’s so much technology in this thing. The technology in this would cost $100,000 fifteen years ago and now we carry it around in our pocket. It is a heck of a lot more than just a phone,” he says, grinning widely. As a long-time technology aficionado, Brake has surfed the digital wave around the world before returning to Newfoundland and Labrador to establish his own successful company. Read more.
DEEP SEA DREAMER
by wade on October 20, 2014
Venturing into the unknown is a natural compulsion for homo sapiens. From climbing Everest to exploring Mars, to probing the vastness of space with telescopes, our species is driven by curiosity, and the potential for financial gain, to evolve technologies that enable us to master space, time, and distance. Among the most technically challenging and potentially rewarding areas that remain tantalizingly out of reach are the depths of the oceans. Read more.
OCEANS '14 MEETING CHALLENGES WITH OPPORTUNITY
by wade on September 22, 2014
Oceans’14 was a resounding success. With more than 1,200 delegates and a total attendance of more than 1,700 including post secondary students, it was, according to a source inside City Hall, the largest industry-specific conference in the history of St. John’s. Staged at Mile One Stadium and the Delta Hotel, September 16-18, the conference was well attended and, according to many attendees, very well organized. Read more.