During Innovate Canada, guests and partners will have the opportunity to explore the oceans ecosystem in Canada through hands-on tours at the Marine Institute at Memorial University and at the National Research Council of Canada’s Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering Research Centre.
Please note that the Ocean Tech Tours are not mandatory for partners, however you are encouraged to participate to increase your time with clients.
Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland
The Fisheries and Marine Institute at Memorial University (MUN) is the most comprehensive institution of its kind in the world, offering graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, certificates and industry training for the oceans sector.
In early 2020 the Marine Institute launched its ‘To the World in 2041’ mission to guide Newfoundland and Labrador's global leadership in applied oceans education and research. Three specially focused schools (School of Fisheries, School of Maritime Studies, School of Ocean Technology), and a number of training, research and development centres, including the institute's full mission bridge simulator and the world's largest flume tank, allow the Marine Institute to provide a singular contribution to the economic development of Canada.
Guests will engage with instructors and researchers in the Marine Institute's specialized training, research and development centres featuring the latest technologies and innovations taking place in the oceans sector. Guests will meet with personnel at North America’s most advanced marine simulations provider, and come to sea virtually through the most advanced state-of-the-art simulation technology, while enjoying an opportunity to pilot underwater vehicles in Marine Institute's Underwater Exploration Lab. While there, guests will explore the latest technologies being applied in the global fisheries industries to address sustainable harvesting in the Institute's Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources and value-added seafood processing through robotics at the Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development.
To be determined
Guests may be asked to wear lab coats and/or wash their hands before entering our Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development food pilot plant.
Guests may also experience motion as a part of a tour of one of our full motion simulators at the Centre for Marine Simulation. Guests should advise if they experience any motion sickness.
National Research Council of Canada
The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is Canada's largest federal research and development organization. With extensive expertise researching the effects of ice and waves on ships, structures and shorelines, the NRC’s Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering Research Centre is a leader in developing and evaluating tools and technologies for harsh marine and freshwater environments. Through numerical and physical modelling, field investigations, and world-class model test facilities in Ottawa, Ontario and St. John’s, Newfoundland, we find practical, safe, sustainable engineering solutions to complex challenges.
Guests will tour the NRC’s Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering Research Centre facility, including possible stops for a demonstration of research in the Ice Tank, which is amongst the world’s largest ice tank facilities; the Offshore Engineering Basin, one of the most advanced indoor model ocean facilities in the world; and the Tow Tank, which can simulate marine conditions and evaluate the performance marine systems such as bulk carriers, patrol vessels, sailing yachts, ice breakers and submarines.
Dr. David Murrin, Director General of the National Research Council of Canada’s Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering Research Centre
Additional speakers to be determined
Coats/warm jackets and closed-toe shoes are required for the facility tour. Safety glasses (provided) could also be mandatory.