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FACILITATING ACTION ON U.S. OCEAN POLICY AND MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING
by wade on February 9, 2013
7 February 2013: The World Ocean Council is launching a two-year effort to improve ocean business community understanding, collaboration and participation in U.S. ocean policy and marine spatial planning (MSP) developments.
The WOC program includes:
• Organizing a national business conference on U.S. ocean policy in 2014.
• Developing an ocean business community roster in each of the 9 MSP regions.
• Establishing ocean business leadership fora in 3 of the MSP regions.
February 1, 2013
Over the past three decades some of the most advanced ocean observation companies in the world have evolved in the technology friendly environment of Newfoundland and Labrador. During that time private business and researchers have worked together to study the ocean in one of the harshest environments on the planet, the North Atlantic. Read more.
DAL SEEKS CRC IN INTEGRATED COASTAL AND OCEAN MANAGEMENT
by wade on February 1, 2013
The Marine Affairs Program at Dalhousie University invites applications for a Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management. It is anticipated that the appointment will be tenure-stream and made at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Details about the CRC program are available at: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/.
KRAKEN ACQUIRES SAS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FROM MARPORT
by wade on January 7, 2013
ST. JOHNS, NEWFOUNDLAND JANUARY 07, 2013 Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. announced today that it has acquired all Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the AquaPix® Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) technology platform from Marport Deep Sea Technologies Inc.
Kraken was recently spun-out from Marport and is headquartered in St. Johns, Newfoundland. Krakens senior management team includes Karl Kenny as President and CEO; Dr. Marc Pinto as Chief Technology Officer; Sean Chapman as Chief Sonar Engineer and David Shea as Engineering Manager.
MOTION PASSED TO DEVELOP ARCTIC ACTION PLAN
by wade on November 26, 2012
21 Nov. 2012: A resolution was passed today in the House of Assembly for the Provincial Government to develop an action plan with the goal of further positioning Newfoundland and Labrador as a leader in Arctic-related activities.
Through the Arctic Opportunities Initiative, the Provincial Government is working with business and organizations to identify opportunities in the Arctic, building knowledge and capacity, and creating awareness of Newfoundland and Labrador’s expertise and capabilities related to the Arctic.