25, 2001, Gazette)
for marine centre
Capt. Anthony Patterson has
been appointed as director of the Marine Institutes Centre
for Marine Simulation. The centre focuses on maritime training,
industrial assistance projects, and research and development
using an extensive array of simulation facilities.
To build success at the centre, we needto take a step-by-step
approach, said Capt. Patterson. We will first look
in- house to ensure our facilities, multi-disciplinary team and
quality program meet the needs of the maritime industry and government.
We will then work with other resources within the province to
strengthen the capabilities offered to clients locally, nationally
Capt. Patterson graduated in 1984 from the Coast Guard College
in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He spent seven years at sea as ships
officer with the Canadian Coast Guard before going to Ottawa
in 1991 as superintendent, search and rescue, research and development.
During that time, he had the opportunity to represent the federal
government internationally. He was involved in the Middle East
Peace initiative and helped strengthen relationships with maritime
contacts in that region. He worked closely with educational institutions
to build stronger links between training and research. In 1996,
he instructed with the Coast Guard College in the areas of environmental
response, and search and rescue. He returned to Ottawa to help
write and develop the Coast Guards Operator Proficiency
Standards for Recreational Boaters, and then moved to Newfoundland
as regional superintendent, Maritime Search and Rescue.