“Navigating the North – Memorial University’s Marine Institute team to escort cruise ship through Northwest Passage”

“Navigating the North – Memorial University’s Marine Institute team to escort cruise ship through Northwest Passage”

The Gazette, August 29, 2016 When the 820-foot-long, 13-deck luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity traverses the historic Northwest Passage this month, Marine Institute researchers and students will accompany the vessel onboard its escort ship, the RRS Ernest Shackleton. The logistics and research ship, operated by the U.K. government-funded British Antarctic Survey, will take the Crystal Serenity through the passage, providing ice-breaking assistance as necessary. The crew will be joined by three researchers from the institute’s Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER) and two nautical science cadets. Along the 32-day voyage, the researchers will collect oceanographic and biological data; the cadets will assist in navigating the route.  Read the full story....
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“Road Stories – A conversation about community sustainability, Canada-wide”

“Road Stories – A conversation about community sustainability, Canada-wide”

The Gazette, August 31, 2016 In May, the recent Oxford University graduate got on his bike in British Columbia in the hopes of making it across Canada. His other goal was to speak with citizens and organizations about his area of study, community sustainability, along the way. Cape Spear, N.L., was his final destination. Last week, after a long ride across the island, he finally completed his tour and checked into a residence room at Memorial to relax for a couple of days before heading back west to Alberta. Of course, his trusty bike was parked outside. Read the full story....
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