Affiliated Applied Research and Development Centres


The Canadian Centre for Marine Communications (CCMC) supports development of Canada's marine communications and navigation industry. Established in 1989 as a not-for-profit corporation, CCMC is strategically positioned between research institutions, government, and private industry. Canadian companies and organizations direct CCMC and support it through membership. Industrial partners are assisted in development of products and services for national and international markets.

CCMC operates within three programme areas. SmartShipTM supports Canadian industry in the development of technolo-gies and applications for the integration of marine communi-cations, navigation, and informatics systems. SeaComm aims to facilitate the international competitiveness of Canadian marine radio and satellite communication technology and applications in response to marker opportunities. InfoMarine supports Canadian industry as it faces the challenges and seeks the commercial opportunities surrounding the delivery of marine information technologies.

Services offered by CCMC include engineering expertise, business support, public relations, marketing, information services, training and education.

Engineering projects are conducted in partnership with industry members. CCMC can provide access to qualified technical personnel, state-of-the-art equipment, and laboratory and test facilities. CCMC provides various services designed to help members identify, evaluate, and pursue business opportunities in marine communications and navigation.

CCMC also provides a venue for members to introduce company and project information to industry through the production of a quarterly newsletter, DIFFUSION, news releases, and press conferences. Members are provided with industry-specific information through its resource centre and ready access to other libraries and databases, including the Government of Canada's Open Bidding Service. In addition, CCMC sponsors intensive workshops and seminars in communications technology and business development.

CCMC supports the SeaComm Graduate Scholarship in satellite communications, valued at $15,000. Its aim is to facilitate the development of Canadian expertise in the area of satellite communications, a global growth industry.

CCMC is an initiative of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Industry Canada, and The Fisheries and Marine Institute of the Memorial University of Newfoundland.


Dr. W.S. Read (Chairman)
Public Utilities Board

Mr. L. G. O'Reilly (Vice-Chairman)
Executive Director
The Fisheries and Marine Institute of the Memorial University of Newfoundland

R.V. Newhook (President and CEO)
Canadian Centre for Marine Communications

Mr. P. Bellemare
Atlantic Director
Canadian Hydrographic Service

Dr. P. Bhartia
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic

Mr. S. Blundon
Assistant Deputy Minister
Department of Industry, Trade and Technology
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Mr. H.G. Bown
IDON Corp.

Mr. J.E. Clavelle
Director General
Marine Technical & Support Directorate (AMT)
Transport Canada, Ship Inspection Directorate

Mr. B. Coady
National Sales Manager
Canadian Marconi Company

Mr. F. Davis
President & CEO
Information Technologies Secretariat

Mr. R.W. Huck
Vice President, Communications Systems Research
Communications Research Centre

Dr. K. Keough
Vice-President, Research
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Mr. P. Mills
Vice President
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Mr. D. Sward
Vice-President, Business Development
Neweast Wireless Technologies

Mr. B. Terry
President and CEO
Nautical Data International Inc.


Newhook, R.V., B.Eng. Memorial, P.Eng. President & CEO

Dawe, B.R., B.Eng., M.Eng. Memorial, P.Eng. Vice-President, Operations

Mitchell, J.D., B.Comm. Memorial Corporate Communications Officer

Lee, A.M. Administrator

Osmond, D. Secretary

Casey, G Receptionist.


Howse, D., B.Eng., M.Eng., M.B.A., Memorial, P.Eng.; Senior Engineer

Elms, K., B.Eng. Memorial; Engineer

Davis, E.; Technologist

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