Newfoundland and Labrador: The Path to the Arctic

Organized by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador 18. October 2015

While we may not be "in" the Arctic, our province has thrived for centuries in the cold, harsh and ice prone marine environment that surrounds us. Our experts are solving Arctic challenges with innovative solutions based on centuries of experience in Arctic-like conditions.

This breakout session will highlight Newfoundland and Labrador's Arctic Opportunities Initiative and our expertise, infrastructure and industrial capabilities for arctic development.  Come join us forge the path to success through collaboration and partnership.


The Provincial Government’s Arctic Opportunities Initiative (AOI):

  • Alastair O'Rielly, Deputy Minister, Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Expertise:

  • Glenn Blackwood, Vice President for Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland


  • Carey Bonnell, Marine Institute of Memorial University: Sustainable Fisheries Development in the Arctic-Sub-arctic.
  • Captain Christopher Hearn, Director, Centre for Marine Simulation, Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Freeman Randell, Executive Director, CARD: C-CORE’s Activities in the Arctic.
  • Terry Lindstrom, General Manager, Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering: The National Research Council of Canada:  From Ideas to Reality – Supporting Research and Development in Marine Engineering.
  • Doug Trask, Research and Development Corporation: R&D Support for Arctic Technology Development and International Collaboration.