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COVE Internship Project Begins Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

to the project start date allowing the interns to hit the ground running on their first day. The interns will be engaged in project-based Working Integrated Learning (WIL) by virtual means, a new reality in the current workplace.Funding for the Internship Program has been provided by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Department of Labor and Advanced Education (LAE). Both partners are interested in providing the entrepreneurs of the future the opportunity to apply their education in actual industry settings and as a result building the pipeline for future ocean tech companies in Nova

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Oceans Advance Pilot Project: Young Women in Ocean Technology

the sector by supporting future entrepreneurs.In addition to the traditional trade show support for IEEE MTS OCEANS shows this year we added two additional components to the program. Women in Ocean Technology and Start-Ups in the Ocean Sector.The Government of Canada, in particular the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) recognizes the fact that we need to increase the number of women in the ocean technology sector and OCEANS’19 was identified as a means to engage and entice young women currently involved in oceans studies to stay in the sector.With this commitment by the Canadian Government

(R-L) Captain Chris Hearn, Director, Center for Marine Simulation and Maria Halfyard, Manager, Applied Research and Industrial Projects  in the Offshore Operations Simulator which is outfitted with a DP system (controller is on the left) (Photo: National Research Council of Canada)

Station-Keeping In Ice

Maritime Simulation Ltd., are conducting a five-year research project to address these issues. The funding totals $8.6 million ($C), including $1.8 million in in-kind contributions. The funders include Petroleum Research Newfoundland & Labrador, the Government of Canada through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador and Kongsberg Maritime.   “If you can extend the weather window in the Arctic by one month, that would be huge,” says Maria Halfyard, CMS’ Manager of Applied Research and Industrial Projects

Representatives of the ISO’s Technical Committee on Arctic Operations attended meetings in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.  (Photo credit: Lisa L. Piercey)

The Quest for Arctic O&G Standards

OceansAdvance, “especially across the oil and gas industry, including the ocean technology sector.” The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) on the Memorial University campus hosted the event. Financial and logistical support for the October meetings was provided by NRC. Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development provided financial support, and the City of St. John’s provided logistical support. Bottom Line: Standards + Cooperation = Safety Characterizing Canada&rsquo

Rolls Royce to Lead Canadian Naval Research Project

Rolls-Royce to lead Canadian research project to develop new technologies to support unmanned naval vehicles An award of $3 million from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) funds the project. The development of Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) is a rapidly expanding part of naval marine technology, and Rolls-Royce has extensive capability in the handling systems that enable these advanced craft to be launched, refuelled and recovered from the sea. Rolls-Royce will develop automated systems to support the missions carried out by unmanned naval

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