What's Happening

What's Happening

Blended learning for fishing masters

As the world of online learning grows, the Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University is following suit. This fall, the institute’s Community Based Education Delivery (CBED) unit is continuing the expansion of its online Fishing Masters deliverables to include chartwork and pilotage level II courses. Not only are these courses a requirement for the Fishing Masters III program, but they are also required by watchkeeping officers in the commercial shipping industry. Read More

CBED hits the Road

As the famous Newfoundland song says, "Fogo, Twillingate, Moreton's Harbour...all around the Circle", the Community Based Education Delivery Unit (CBED) is travelling the province meeting with stakeholders to understand emerging training needs in the aquaculture, seafood processing and fish harvesting sectors. Read More

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Projects

Coastal Resource Inventory

The Community Based Education Delivery Unit worked closely with the School of Ocean Technology and the Division of Academic and Student Affairs to develop coastal resource inventories for the Government of Nunavut. A "coastal inventory" is the collection of information on coastal resources and activities from community interviews, independent research, extant reports and maps, etc.

The assembled information can be spatially mapped to assist in management, development and conservation of coastal areas. The Marine Institute has completed two coastal resource inventory reports. One for Qikiqtarjuaq was conducted in March 2010, and another for Sanikiluaq was conducted in February 2011.

Both reports were well received by the Government of Nunavut.

Fishing Safety Video

The Fishing Vessel Safety Video was designed specifically for the inshore sector of the fishing industry to increase their awareness of safety. The video was formally launched in May 2010, and copies have been distributed to every fish harvester in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Fishing Vessel Stability Simulator

The Fishing Vessel Stability Simulator is the first simulator of its kind to demonstrate the principles of vessel stability to fish harvesters using a personal computer. The program will be able to simulate various fishing vessels used in Canada up to 85 feet in length operating in a variety of different fishing sectors.

Major partnerships have enabled this education tool to be developed, with expected completion and official launch expected in the spring of 2012.

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MI Ocean Net

MI Ocean Net initiates, guides, and supports the engagement of youth and community volunteers in all aspects of the marine environment - sustainability, innovation, and leadership.

MI Ocean Net has designed a variety of projects which engage and motivate participants to see their challenges as opportunities; to reject the idea that opportunities are scarce in Newfoundland and Labrador; and to connect them to the educational and professional resources required to make it all happen.