Affiliated Applied Research and Development Centres


The Canadian Centre for Marine Communications (CCMC) was established in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1989. Its mandate is to assist Canadian industry in the development of products and services using advanced marine communications, navigation and information technology and to establish strategic partnerships between industry, research centres, academia and government. Canadian companies and organizations direct CCMC and support it through membership.

CCMC assists its industrial partners in the development of new products and services for national and international markets. The commercial success of the partners is the ultimate objective.

CCMC operates under three core programmes and initiatives: Marine Geomatics is directed towards commercial opportunities in the acquisition, processing, management and dissemination of data and data products which describe the marine environment. Information SeawayTM addresses the expanding market associated with the provision of information, mobile communications, and navigation technology to support the expansion of the 'information highway' into the marine environment. SmartshipTM concentrates on the development of products and services in the integration of ship communications and navigation.

Services offered by CCMC include business development support, marketing and promotional assistance, information access, technical expertise and facilities, and training and education.

CCMC is an initiative of the Canada/Newfoundland Agreement on Economic Renewal and The Fisheries and Marine Institute of the Memorial University of Newfoundland.


W.S. Read (Chairman)

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

C. Bailey
East Coast Manager
Husky Oil

P. Bellemare
Director, Hydrographic Planning and Applied Research
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Government of Canada

H.G. Bown
President & CEO
IDON Corporation

J.E. Clavelle
Director General
Marine Technical and Support Directorate (AMT)
Canadian Coast Guard

B. Coady
National Sales Manager
Canadian Marconi Company

F. Davis
Technology and Service
NewTel Communications

K. Healey
Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Affairs
Department of Industry, Trade, and Technology
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

C. Higdon
Manager, SIID Program
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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

J. Leggat
Chief, Research and Development
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa
Department of National Defence

J. Rigley
Vice-President, Satellite Communications
Communications Research Centre

D. Keeping (Treasurer)
Director, Administration and Finance
The Fisheries and Marine Institute of the Memorial University of Newfoundland

D. Howse (Secretary)
Senior Engineer
Canadian Centre for Marine Communications


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

O'Keefe, W., B.Eng. Memorial, P.Eng. Director, SmartShipTM

Gillespie, R.T., M.Sc. Memorial, P.Geo. Director, Marine Geomatics

Lee, A.M. Contracts Manager

Mitchell, J.D., B.Comm.(Co-op) Memorial Corporate Communications Officer

Kearsey, M. Administrator

Osmond, D. Secretary

Tucker, S. Receptionist


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

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

Davis, E., Technologist

Last modified on November 19, 1998 by MaryJane Puxley

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