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Newfoundland and Labrador is preparing the next wave of ocean technology experts.
At the forefront of this grand undertaking are the Arctic aca-
When it comes to the Arctic, demics, and the best of them can be found on – and off – New- the world still has a lot to learn. foundland and Labrador’s shores. Memorial University and its Fisheries and Marine Institute (Marine Institute or MI for
With just 10% of its vast expanse having been charted to date short) is home to world-leading cold ocean experts, facilities, and much about its environment still unknown, the Arctic re- mains as one of the most mysterious places on Earth. As a new and education programs.
“The Marine Institute is unique in Canada,” says Memo- frontier with natural resource potential, the Arctic is also an rial University Vice President (Marine Institute) Glenn Black- area of increasing international interest and economic activity.
As activity in the Arctic increases and new opportunities wood. “It is Canada’s Marine Institute. We produce about emerge, Newfoundland and Labrador’s academic and training 70% of all English-speaking seafarers in the country.”
The Marine Institute, currently celebrating its 50th anniver- institutions are poised to respond to the rising demand for in- novative technology solutions, information, and highly skilled sary, is essentially a polytechnic within Memorial University, workers. With a successful history of exploring new frontiers, offering Diploma, Degree and Masters Degree programs, em- including the Arctic, Newfoundland and Labrador is leading phasizing applied research and development and advances in the way in Arctic education and training that will prepare the ocean technology, and collaborating with industry and oth- ers on the development and application of ocean technology next generation of innovators and explorers, and that will en- able northern communities and Aboriginal peoples to bene