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Vol 38  No 17
July 20, 2006



In Brief


Letter to the Editor

New Faculty

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Going deeper

A new research tool arrived on Memorialís St. Johnís campus recently ≠ a tool that will allow Memorialís ocean researchers to go where theyíve never gone before. The MUN Explorer, a four-tonne autonomous underwater vehicle, can reach depths of up to 3,000 metres and is the only AUV of its size and capability available to the university research community in Canada. It travelled by transport truck from British Columbia to the S.J. Carew Building to join Dr. Neil Boseís team in the Underwater Vehicles Laboratory. Dr. Bose is Memorialís Canada Research Chair in Offshore Underwater Vehicles Design. The $1 million Explorer was funded by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency through an Atlantic Innovation Fund award to the Pan-Atlantic Petroleum Systems Consortium. The Explorer is headed to Holyrood soon for testing on vehicle dynamics and environmental monitoring before taking on bigger projects.


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