Innovators: Ocean Observation & Science

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OCEAN SCIENCE IN CANADA: MEETING THE CHALLENGE, SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITY

by wade on November 18, 2013

(November 6, 2013, Ottawa, ON) A new expert panel report, by the Council of Canadian Academies, on ocean science capacity in Canada has found that, with no single organization responsible for managing ocean research in Canada, scientists face challenges in coordinating activities and pooling resources.

The expert panel report, Ocean Science in Canada: Meeting the Challenge, Seizing the Opportunity, is an evidence-based assessment of the current state of ocean science in Canada and addresses issues such as human capacity, infrastructure, funding, and scientific collaboration.
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UPDATED: SEEKING PROPOSALS FOR RESEARCH ON ICEBERG TOWING

by wade on November 12, 2013

Petroleum Research is seeking proposals from qualified Service Providers to form the basis for the negotiation of a contract to conduct a feasibility assessment of towing icebergs in sea ice. It is required that all work and expenditures will take place in Newfoundland and Labrador. The submision deadline for proposals is Monday, 2 December 2013, 1700 hours NST.   Read more.

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CANADA RISKS LOSING STATUS AS WORLD LEADER IN OCEAN SCIENCE

by wade on November 11, 2013

Canada is a global steward of the seas with the longest coastline in the world stretched along three oceans, but that role is at risk, says a new report.

The report released Wednesday,[09 Nov 2103]  by the Council of Canadian Academies said government funding for ocean science is actually increasing - contrary to perception - but a lack of co-ordination limits the usefulness of research being done by governments, universities and industry in this country.
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RDC LAUNCHES 2014 OCEAN INDUSTRIES STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS COMPETITION

by wade on October 31, 2013

(October 23, 2013) The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 Ocean Industries Student Research Awards (OISRA) competition. The competition supports up to $1 million in ocean industries relevant research and represents a strategic investment in the next generation of researchers and in technical expertise required in industry, academia and government.
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JOT CALLS FOR PAPERS: OCEAN NOISE

by wade on October 28, 2013

The Journal of Ocean Technology (JOT) production team invites the submission of technical papers that describe cutting edge research related to ocean noise for its March 2014 issue.   Papers should present the results of new (i.e., not previously published) research in ocean technology, science or engineering, and be no more than 7,500 words in length. All papers are subject to a rigorous peer-review process and must be submitted no later than January 7, 2014.   Read more.