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Newfoundland and Labrador Ocean
Newfoundland and Labrador has considerable infrastructure which sup- port many development activities with- in the marine technology community.
Key components are described below.
Memorial University of
Memorial University, based in St.
John's, is heavily involved in the marine technology sector through education and research programs.
Many of the people within the sector in the Province are graduates or ex- faculty members of MUN - mostly from the science and engineering faculties.
It also has a number of institutes, research facilities and Centers which undertake a range of work in various aspects of the marine technology sec- tor. (www.mun.ca/ and www.mi.mun.ca)
Ocean Sciences Center (OSC) (www.osc.mun.ca) is a leading
Canadian cold ocean research facility at Logy Bay near St. John's focusing on research into biological, chemical and physical oceanography; acoustic and satellite remote sensing; primary and secondary biological production; toxic phytoplankton blooms; marine finfish and shellfish aquaculture; dynamics of the Northern Cod stock; and seabird and marine mammal behaviour.
Bonne Bay Marine Station (www.bonnebay.mun.ca) the Bonne
Bay Marine Station on
Newfoundland's west coast is dedicat- ed to expanding knowledge of marine ecology and offers oceanographers, biologists and other scientists with a world-class facility for marine ecosys- tem research.
Canadian Center for Fisheries
Innovation (CCFI) (www.ccfi.ca) undertakes scientific research and development activities in aquaculture, harvesting, and processing on behalf of the fishing industry with the aim of increasing and enhancing clients' pro- ductivity, profitability, and safety.
Center for Aquaculture and Seafood
Development (C-ASD) (www.mi.mun.ca/casd) C-ASD has built a high level of applied scientific and technical expertise to enhance the competitiveness of the aquaculture and seafood processing sector. C-
ASD services a full range of industrial clients, from owner/operator start-up companies, to large, national corpora- tions in the areas of applied research, product and process development, technology transfer and advisory serv- ices, and support for education and training.
Center for Sustainable Aquatic
Resources (C-SAR) (www.mi.mun.ca/csar) addresses the specific needs of fishers and fishing gear manufacturers by undertaking industrial research and development and technology transfer in support of selectivity and conservation.
Center for Marine Simulation (CMS) (www.mi.mun.ca/mi/cms) provides a broad range of simulation-based train- ing and applied research services in ship navigation, marine engineering and ship communications which con- tribute significantly to the efficiency and safety of marine operations and to environmental protection.
Offshore Safety and Survival Center (OSSC) (www.mi.mun.ca/ossc) is actively involved in efforts to expand the knowledge base and improve technology associated with offshore safety and survival and emergency response. Facilities include a simulat- ed ship structure, a fire field, a sur- vival tank for instruction in emergency rescue from ships, oil rigs, and heli- copters, and lifeboat/rescue capsules, fast rescue crafts, and a sea going vessel.
Center for Cold Ocean Resources
Engineering C-CORE (www.c- core.ca) C-CORE is an international research and development corporation providing innovative engineering solu- tions in the fields of intelligent sys- tems, remote sensing, ice engineer- ing, and geotechnical engineering to clients in the natural resource sectors.
Originally established to support off- shore development along Canada's
East Coast and in the Arctic by focus- ing on issues related to cold oceans environments, C-CORE's expanded client base encompasses oil and gas, pipelines, mining, pulp and paper, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture.
NRC Institute for Ocean Technology http://iot-ito.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/ The
Institute for Ocean Technology (IOT) is a world class research and develop- ment institute within the National
Research Council focused on the design and behaviour of vessels, off- shore structures, and other marine systems. It encompasses several state of the art facilities and expertise for testing physical models including an ice tank, a towing tank, and an off- shore basin as well as strong in-house numerical modelling capacity.
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Center (NAFC) (www.aquatic.uoguelph.ca/Human/Res earch/Webresearchinst/East/Northwes tAFC/nafc.htm) The Northwest Atlantic
Fisheries Center located in St. John's is the Newfoundland regional head- quarters of DFO. The Science,
Oceans and Environment (SOE)
Branch within NAFC is focused on research relating to aquatic resources, marine environment and habitat man- agement, oceans programs, and hydrography. NAFC encompasses marine and fresh-water aquaria, a stream tank, toxicity laboratories, wet labs, and other specialized facilities, including a high capacity open seawa- ter system.
Supporting Organizations Oceans
Advance (www.oceansadvance.net) is part of an initiative funded by NRC to establish an internationally competitive oceans technology innovation cluster in St. John's.
Other Resources include:
Canadian Center for Marine
Communications (CCMC) (www.ccmc.nf.ca)
Genesis Group (www.genesis.mun.ca)
Newfoundland Association of
Technology Industries (NATI) (www.nati.net)
Newfoundland Ocean Industries
Association (NOIA) (www.noianet.com)
City of St. John's Center of Ocean
Excellence (www.stjohns.ca/busi- ness/oceanexcellence/index.jsp)
Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
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