Engaging Future Leaders for Ocean Technology

Posted by Eric Haun

OceansAdvance Inc. (OA) the Ocean Technology Cluster of
Newfoundland & Labrador, announced a collaboration with the
Oceans Learning Partnership (OLP) for "Into the Deep: Ocean
Technology R&D and Commercialization for Youth" to be held on
March 9, 2017 at the Johnson Geo Centre.

This one-day event will gather science students from schools in
the St. John's Metro Area and live video broadcasts to various
school classrooms throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Also
participating in this initiative is Memorial University of
Newfoundland and Labrador (MUN), SubC Imaging and Agile Sensor
Technology, all members of the OA Cluster, who will provide
presentations, tech demonstrations, and Q&A sessions
throughout the day.

Mike Maguire, the newly reelected Director of OA and Chair for
2016-2017, indicated that engaging youth is key to securing
continued growth for the OT sector in NL. Maguire said,
"OceansAdvances' partnerships with organizations like OLP and the
academic community which encourage youth interest in the OT
sector will contribute to sustained prosperity for the sector and
the province."

Maguire noted that ongoing government support from the Atlantic
Canada Opportunity Agency and the provincial Department of
Tourism, Culture, Industry, and Innovation plays a vital role in
the success of the OT sector: "Considering the increase in
provincial collaboration and partnerships, the recent infusion of
$40m by the federal government in the Ocean Frontier Partnership
at MUN, the development of the Atlantic Growth Strategy, and
more; the OT sector continues to thrive and offers boundless
opportunity to NL's youth and future aspiring entrepreneurs."

Mar 8, 2017

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