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|SUBJECT:||MI to showcase ocean mapping tools to minister of Education|
|DATE:||Oct. 12, 2010|
The Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University of Newfoundland will showcase its new ocean mapping capabilities to Dr. Darin King, minister of Education for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m.
Minister King will take in a demonstration of MIs state-of-the-art ocean mapping equipment during a tour of the Atlanticat at MIs Southside Marine Base at Pier 25 in St. Johns Harbour. The media is invited to join the minister during his visit.
During his tour, Minister King will be joined by Dr. Gary Kachanoski, president and vice-chancellor, Memorial University; Glenn Blackwood, executive director, Marine Institute; and Randy Gillespie, head of applied research, School of Ocean Technology, Marine Institute.
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For more information, please contact Darcy MacRae, public relations and communications officer, Fisheries and Marine Institute, at (709) 778-0677, (709) 687-2205, Darcy.MacRae@mi.mun.ca, Kimberley Thornhill, educational marketing co-ordinator, Fisheries and Marine Institute, at (709) 778-0544, (709) 691-9221, Kim.Thornhill@mi.mun.ca.