Canada's RDC Invests in Harsh Environment Ocean R&D

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Monday, January 20, 2014
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Canada's Research & Development Corporation (RDC) says it is investing $2.4 million in 11 research and development (R&D) projects that capitalize on Newfoundland and Labrador's proximity to a harsh, ocean environment. The total value of the research projects is more than $7.9 million, including investments from the private sector and federal funding agencies.

The projects range from new technology that protects oil and gas infrastructure on the seafloor to innovations that enhance night-time maritime surveillance from the air.
 RDC's investments in business R&D focuses on enhancing technical capacity and solving problems associated with working in harsh, ocean environments.

"Living and working in a harsh operating environment challenges us to find innovative ways to get things done. Through strategic investments in R&D, we are enhancing the province's reputation as a centre of excellence for research in Arctic and other harsh environments,"
 said The Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Developmentand Minister Responsible for the Research & Development Corporation.

  • The Research & Development Corporation is investing $2.4 million in 11 research and development projects that capitalize on the province's proximity to a harsh, ocean environment.
  • The total value of the research projects is more than $7.9 million, including investments from the private sector and federal funding agencies.
  • Organizations receiving funding areSubC Control Ltd., INTECSEA Canada, PAL Aerospace Ltd., PanGeo Subsea, Go Beyond Consulting Inc., Northern Radar Inc., Port Electric Solutions Inc., Radient360 Solutions Inc., Oceans Ltd. and GRI Simulations Inc.
  • The Research & Development Corporation is a provincial Crown corporation responsible for improving Newfoundland and Labrador's research and development performance.

Additional information about RDC can be found at www.rdc.org

 

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