2019 Canada Ocean Lecture Series featuring Dr. Neil Bose

Oct 9th, 2019

By Jeff Green

Dr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research) at Memorial University, is delivering the 2019 Canada Ocean Lecture Series on Nov. 13 at the Geo Centre in St. John's.
2019 Canada Ocean Lecture Series featuring Dr. Neil Bose

You are invited to join Dr. Neil Bose, Memorial’s vice-president (research), as he delivers the 2019 Canada Ocean Lecture Series.

Title of lecture: On the edge: Positioned in one of the richest ocean ecosystems on earth, learn how Memorial’s physical location inspires its researchers to lead critical marine and ocean-related research
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 13
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Celestial Gallery, Johnson GEO Centre, Signal Hill Campus

Admission is free. Parking is available in the GEO Centre parking lot. Light refreshments will be served after the lecture.

Initiated in 2006, the Canada Ocean Lecture Series is a joint initiative between the Shorefast Foundation and the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University and other partners. The aim of the series is to create awareness of Canada’s vast marine environment and its importance to Canadians. Lectures to date have been held on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and in central Canada.

As Newfoundland and Labrador’s university, Memorial has demonstrated strengths in areas ranging from ethnomusicology to genetics and from archaeology to social enterprise and entrepreneurship. It is the only anglophone university in Canada to offer comprehensive folklore programs at all levels. Its medical programs have the best track record in Canada at training doctors for careers in rural areas and its Queen Elizabeth II Library houses the largest research library collection east of Montreal.

Memorial is uniquely positioned in the harsh maritime environment of Newfoundland and Labrador. Its faculty members are global experts in the fields of ocean engineering and science, offshore industry and policy, and technology. Their work is supported by world-class research and facilities and strong public partnerships with the people, industries and organizations that live and work here.

More than 40 per cent of Memorial’s research is ocean-related (68 per cent in the Faculty of Science alone). If there’s ocean research happening in the North Atlantic, Memorial is likely involved.

This presentation will highlight some of the 21st-century explorers, and their innovative research, who help strength Memorial’s international reputation for leading-edge research.

Dr. Bose will also showcase Memorial-led research projects that focus on techniques and technologies to aid in oil spill response in Canada. These six initiatives recently received more than $5.5 million in support from the federal government under Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Multi-Partner Research Initiative (MPRI).

The projects aim to ensure Canadians have access to the best scientific information and methods available to respond to oil spills by supporting collaborative research among oil spill experts both in Canada and worldwide. Learn more about these exciting projects here.

Dr. Bose is principal investigator on the project, Oil Spill Reconnaissance and Delineation Through Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Technology that received $1,380,000 in support.

As a researcher, Dr. Bose's interests include marine propulsion, autonomous underwater vehicles, ocean environmental monitoring, ocean renewable energy, ice/propeller interaction and aspects of offshore design.

More information about other events and activities taking place during Research Week 2019 can be found here.




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