CNA, ATMOCEAN to present on Lord’s Cove aquaculture research projects


9/28/2017 4:19:11 PM


 
ST. JOHN’S – Christopher White, Chief Operating Officer of U.S.-based Atmocean, will join lead researcher Mike Graham of College of the North Atlantic’s (CNA) Wave Environment Research Centre (WERC) at Ridge Road campus in St. John’s Friday. Sept. 29 from 1-2 p.m. in Room ET310.
 
Numerous stakeholders, including those from government, industry and funding agencies, have been invited, along with CNA students and faculty. Information will be presented on the status of research and innovation projects at Lord’s Cove on the Burin Peninsula. Collaboration has been ongoing between the wave energy developer and CNA’s Burin campus to test a wave-powered pump (Atmocean catches Canadian wave), and provide water to the land-based integrated multi-trophic aquaculture system. Lord’s Cove is home to some of the largest shore-bound waves and storm surges in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) each year.
 
This week saw the launch of the Waverider, a pump that captures ocean wave energy to produce pressurized seawater, which is intended to be piped onshore for desalination, or supply water to the pilot land-based salmon and mollusk farm developed by CNA over the past six years.
 
For more information about WERC, visit the CNA website at: http://www.cna.nl.ca/Research-And-Innovation/Facilities.aspx#werc. Information about Atmocean can be found at: https://atmocean.com.
 
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Media contact:
 
Michelle Jesso
Communications Specialist
College of the North Atlantic
709-643-7721
michelle.jesso@cna.nl.ca





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