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DSS NORDDBCNewfoundland Marine Safety SystemsSurvival Systems LimitedVirtual Marine Technology (VMT)The Oil & Gas MagazineAtlantic Offshore Medical ServicesCity of St. John'sGovernment of Newfoundland Labrador - Innovation, Business and Rural DevelopmentMemorial University of NewfoundlandHansen ProtectionProvincial Aerospace (PAL)

Welcome

Ocean Innovation 2012 is an initiative of the Marine Institute of Memorial University in collaboration with the International Association for Safety and Survival Training (IASST)

Join us and celebrate 10 years of Ocean Innovation!

For its 10th year the OI conference will bring together internationally recognized researchers, regulators, policy makers and innovators with the expertise to explore the state of the art in training, knowledge and equipment: the tools of safety and survival in extreme ocean environments. For this event, Ocean Innovation has partnered with the International Association for Safety and Survival Training (IASST) to bring practical, hands on experience to the conference.

2012 marks 100 years since the loss of the Titanic; 70 years since the sinking of the Caribou, as well as the USS Truxton and USS Pollux; 30 years since loss of the Ocean Ranger; and three years since the Cougar 491 tragedy off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. Predated by the anniversaries of these unfortunate events, Ocean Innovation 2012 is being organized as a mechanism to bring together a global community of interest in offshore safety and survival to reflect on advances and innovations – past, present and future. The Year 2012 also commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Coast Guard, an irreplaceable group of men and women who play an instrumental role in ensuring the safety of mariners in Canadian waters.

Ocean Innovation 2012, in partnership with the International Association for Safety and Survival Training (IASST), will gather safety and survival experts from six continents for a single plenary conference and exhibition on Extreme Survival. This year's 10th Anniversary event includes keynote addresses from:

Rear Admiral Gardam
Canadian Navy's Command Maritime Atlantic and Joint Task Force Command Atlantic
Hon. Robert Wells
QC Commissioner, Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry
Max Ruelokke
Chair, Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board
Hear about personal experiences of survival at our Survival Forum
Moderated by CBC's Debbie Cooper
Charles Randell
Survivor
MV Arctic Explorer Sinking - July 3, 1981
Egbert Walters
Survivor
RIB The Jolly Sailor sinking - August 2, 2004
David Barnes
Survivor
Sea Alert Sinking – November 1, 1995
Michael Petten
Survivor
Nautical Legacy Fire – May 30, 2007
Max Ruelokke - Chair and CEO, Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board

Public Lecture

Max Ruelokke

Chair and CEO, Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board

"From the Ocean Ranger to Cougar Flight 491: My Personal Journey Through Extreme Events"

Sunday, Oct. 21
2 - 4 p.m.

Sheraton Hotel (Signals and Garrison Rooms)