TOSST is a joint, transatlantic graduate research school linking two major centres of ocean research located on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean; in Maritime Canada and northern Germany.

PhD Fellowship Opportunity with TOSST

The Transatlantic Ocean System Science & Technology graduate school has 10 competitive PhD Fellowship positions at Dalhousie University and the University of New Brunswick.

TOSST is a joint transatlantic graduate research school linking two major centres of ocean research: Maritime Canada and northern Germany. TOSST complements the existing German-funded Helmholtz Ocean System Science and Technology (HOSST – http://www.geomar.de/studieren/phd-hosst/) research school in Kiel, Germany.

Students have the opportunity to participate in summer schools located in Halifax, Kiel, and Cape Verde; take courses focusing on business development, management skills, and leadership; complete internships in industry, government, and NGOs; and conduct interdisciplinary research in state of the art facilities with co-supervisors in Canada and Germany.

For more information on TOSST and to learn how to apply please visit http://tosst.wordpress.com/

Building Strong Partnerships

PhD Fellowship Opportunity with TOSST

The Transatlantic Ocean System Science & Technology graduate school has 10 competitive PhD Fellowship positions at Dalhousie University and the University of New Brunswick.

TOSST is a joint, transatlantic graduate research school linking two major centres of ocean research; Maritime Canada and northern Germany. TOSST complements the existing German-funded Helmholtz Ocean System Science and Technology (HOSST – http://www.geomar.de/studieren/phd-hosst/) research school in Kiel, Germany.

Students have the opportunity to participate in summer schools located in Halifax, Kiel, and Cape Verde; take courses focusing on business development, management skills, and leadership; complete internships in industry, government, and NGOs; and conduct interdisciplinary research in state of the art facilities with co-supervisors in both countries.

For more information on TOSST and to learn how to apply please visit http://tosst.wordpress.com/

The Nova Scotia Department of Energy in conjunction with HMRI and SLR Consulting, recently held a Tidal Energy Opportunities Workshop at the National Research Council building in Halifax, NS on March 05, 2013.

The workshop, which focused on connecting regional capabilities to the challenges and opportunities in developing tidal energy in the Bay of Fundy, offered over 100 participants the chance to network with others in the field. Local and international industry participants, including the founders of Marine Current Turbines, lead panel discussions on the feasibility of a commercial tidal industry. Break-out sessions held in the afternoon targeted specific engineering and environmental challenges in developing and deploying technologies applicable to tidal power.

Jim Hanlon, CEO of HMRI, commented on the success of the workshop.

“Because there are still significant engineering challenges that need to be addressed in the tidal power industry, there was a tremendous opportunity to get all of the major industry players in the same building. It was a great success with a lot of new opportunities and ideas being generated. We thank all those who attended and look forward to more events like this in the future.”