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NEW RESEARCH CENTRE TO HOUSE LARGEST MARINE ENERGY RESEARCH GROUP
by wade on March 1, 2015
(Cork, Ireland 30 Jan. 2015) Ireland’s marine renewable energy sector could ultimately be worth as much as $12.6 Billion (€9 billion) by 2030, and be supporting thousands of jobs on the island, according to Energy Minister Alex White. Read more.
MASTERING THE CURRENTS OF SUCCESS
by wade on February 28, 2015
OFFSHORE LABRADOR IS NOT A PLACE FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. So Judith Bobbitt felt completely in her element when, in 1978, she took her dream job as a physical oceanographer aboard an oil industry vessel. “At sea I felt completely at peace,” she says recalling her short career as a working member of the team collecting data on temperature, salinity, current speed, and interpreting it for multinational drilling operations in the Davis Strait and on the Labrador Shelf. Not even the initial seasickness on each trip could deter her. Read more.
ENHANCING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITIES IN THE OFFSHORE
by wade on February 6, 2015
The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is pleased to announce a $4.9 million investment in a multi-purpose survey, support and research and development vessel to be stationed in St. John’s. The total cost to design, build and operate such a vessel over a 10-year period is estimated at more than $100 million which will be funded by Fugro GeoSurveys (FGI). RDC’s investment directly targets the research and development capabilities, equipment and operations of the vessel, which will be built and operated by Fugro GeoSurveys. Read more.
MAJOR UPGRADE TO SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT ON RV CELTIC EXPLORER
by wade on February 5, 2015
(Oranmore, Co, Galway, Ireland; 05 Feb.2015)The Marine Institute of Ireland’s RV Celtic Explorer has been fitted with new hydrographic and geophysical sonar systems that will be used to map the deep Atlantic seafloor during the vessel's return voyage between Ireland and Newfoundland and Labrador in April and May of this year. Read more.