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Marine Industry
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Tall Ships America and the University of Rhode Island’s Marine Affairs Department have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on research, education and outreach. more
The Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography has won a $24 million federal grant to lead a five-year sustainable fisheries project in Ghana. more
J. Kent Dresser, right, has been on a career path in the marine industry since becoming one of the youngest captains in the region at age 18. Spending so much time around docks, he noticed how much trouble many recreational boaters have handling their boats. His willingness to help with informal training eventually turned into Confident Captain/Ocean Pros. The Middletown-based business offers land-based training for small-boat operators and mariners in the military services. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation released an action report earlier this week outlining specific economic development initiatives designed to improve Rhode Island’s business climate, create jobs and lower unemployment. The report, “Actions for Economic Development in Rhode Island,” advocated building on Rhode Island’s native economic advantages. more
The state on Thursday named six multi-disciplinary teams as winners of more than $814,000 in collaborative research grant awards focusing on marine sciences. more
Rhode Island will receive $100,000 to support recreational boating, as part of $12.2 million in competitive grants that were awarded to states through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Boating Infrastructure Grant program. more
KVH Industries Inc., a provider of guidance and Internet systems for the maritime and defense industries, reported second-quarter net income of $55,000, or zero cents per share, an improvement over the first-quarter net loss of $1.1 million but a 96.5 percent decline compared with net income of $1.6 million, or 10 cents per share, for the second quarter of 2013. more
Lifespan, the largest health system in Rhode Island, has signed on as one of Team Alvimedica’s charity partners in the Volvo Ocean Race, a 39,000-mile worldwide sailing race that comes to Newport in May. more
KVH Industries Inc. on Thursday announced its $48.9 million acquisition of Videotel, a London-based company that provides e-learning services, training videos and distance-learning courses for the commercial maritime industry. more
The Governor’s Workforce Board has awarded a total of $1.1 million in Industry Partnership grants to eight groups with proposals aimed at addressing the skills gap in Rhode Island. more
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