HMRI announces Special Meeting of Members

Halifax Marine Research Institute welcomes all members to its Annual and Special Meeting of Members taking place on November 28, 2012 at 1411 Oxford St., Halifax, NS.

In addition to items of business, Jim Hanlon, our Chief Executive Officer, will present HMRI’s Strategic Plan. We will also have an opportunity to hear from Martha Crago, Chair of the HMRI Board, and Doug Wallace, HMRI’s Scientific Director.

For more information please contact us via the contact us section at the top of our webpage [] or by telephone at 1-902-426-5749.

We look forward to seeing you on November 28th!

Acadia Tidal Energy Institute Opened

The HMRI would like to congratulate its member institution, Acadia University, on the opening of the Acadia Tidal Energy Institute on September 11, 2012. The new Institute is a natural extension of the Fundy Energy Research Network created in 2009 by the university. The Institute, a multi-disciplinary effort, will study how to harness the incredible power of the Bay of Fundy tides and their potential to produce tidal power. The Institute will build strategic partnerships for research and training with a range of organizations including universities, colleges, industry, government, environmental organizations, and community groups.

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Atlantic Prosperity Summit

The Atlantic Provinces Chambers of Commerce and the World Trade Centre Atlantic Canada welcome those interested in marine development to the Atlantic Prosperity Summit 2012. This year’s theme will be Ocean and Innovation. Discussion will be focused around the Atlantic Ocean and how it affects the economic prosperity of the region. Our CEO Jim Hanlon will be a Keynote Speaker so be sure to mark your calendars.

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The Helmholtz Association of Berlin and the Halifax Marine Research Institute have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) focussing on a cooperative approach to marine research. The partnership, made possible by the 1971 German-Canadian Intergovernmental Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation, will formalize the relationship between the two organizations and lead to greater collaboration between Canadian and German researchers. The scope of the MOU will allow for joint effort on data collection in a number of fields within the marine sector including resource management, ocean levels, and marine exploration.

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German Chancellor visits Halifax

German Chancellor Angela Merkel concluded a brief trip to Canada with a visit to Dalhousie University. Merkel toured Dalhousie’s Ocean Sciences research facilities and spoke with students and faculty. The Chancellor and her delegates also toured a scientific exhibition which involved a number of Halifax Marine Research Institute’s partners. Merkel was at Dalhousie for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Halifax Marine Research Institute and The Helmholtz Association in Germany. The MOU is a joint research project entitled “Change, Risks and Resources in the Oceans: A Transatlantic and Arctic Approach”.

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