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March 15, 2016

Wave Energy Research

College researchers in Burin, Newfoundland are experimenting with wave energy to develop a pump that could provide water for aquaculture operations inland. The College of the North Atlantic team is in the fourth year of a research project on wave pump application, development and optimization. Over the course of the project, the team has developed a wave-powered device to pump water to shore for a land-based aquaculture pilot farm. Along with the original project plan, this multiparty funding has supported the development of the Wave Energy Research Centre (WERC), a field station with significant infrastructure, for long term research and... Read more
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March 14, 2016

Applied Mineralogy

The mining sector of Newfoundland and Labrador has experienced significant growth in the past decade. While extraction projects are the source of major investment, exploration activities continue to be essential for evaluating new areas for their mineral potential. The Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Applied Mineralogy at the College of the North Atlantic is using research and development in mining sciences to support this phenomenal growth. Research Chair Dr. Gary Thompson is a geochemist, working closely with mining giant Vale Newfoundland and Labrador (Vale NL), which is developing a significant nickel deposit at Voisey Bay. The college’s researchers have... Read more
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