Canada invests in marine conferences
The Canadian government is investing in two marine-themed conferences aim to highlight the research and development and industrial capacity of Newfoundland and Labrador's growing ocean technology cluster.
The 13th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) will take place from 15-17 October, while Ocean Innovation 2012 will run from 21-24 October. Both events are hosted by the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland and will take place in St. John's.
At the 13th Annual General Assembly of the IAMU, delegates will focus on the conference theme, ‘Expanding Frontiers - Challenges and Opportunities in Maritime Education and Training.’ Some areas to be discussed include training and research in harsh and ice-covered environments and an evaluation of the demand and opportunities for trade and transportation.
The Ocean Innovation conference, now in its 10th year, will bring together internationally recognised researchers, regulators, policy makers and innovators to explore the state of the art in training, knowledge and equipment: supporting safety and survival in extreme ocean environments.
This year, Ocean Innovation has partnered with the International Association for Safety and Survival Training (IASST) to bring practical, hands-on experience to the conference.