Partnerships Promote Better Understanding of the North Atlantic as a Whole

by Dr. Martha Nizinski, NOAA Fisheries National Systematics Laboratory We often hear the statement that “it takes a village” to describe accomplishments that may not have been realized without a little help from our friends. So too is the case for scientific exploration and discovery. No matter the ocean, country, or province, many of the fundamental questions asked by the worldwide network of marine scientists are similar. Collaborations and partnerships allow us to move forward more quickly to address our goals. All benefit when the community of stakeholders agree to…

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Cipher | Decipher Traveling Exhibit

The Cipher | Decipher Exhibition allows you to explore how encryption works, and how it affects our lives – from its role in war, to how we rely on it to keep our modern digital communications secure. Cipher|Decipher was produced by Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation in partnership with Canada’s Communications Security Establishment. This hands-on exhibition allows you to: Learn to encrypt and decrypt secret messages Understand how an Enigma machine works Try your hand at logic puzzles and games Travel Schedule: Start Date End Date Time…

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NATO Statement on Iran’s Seizure of Two Ships in the Strait of Hormuz

July 20, 2019 – We condemn the seizure of two commercial ships in the Strait of Hormuz. This represents a clear challenge to international freedom of navigation. We urge Iran to immediately release the ships and their crew. The UK has made clear that their priority is to address the situation through dialogue and diplomacy. NATO supports all diplomatic efforts to resolve this situation. All Allies remain concerned by Iran’s destabilizing activities.

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NATO Frigate Groups Change Flagships in Rota

July 29, 2019 – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) both transitioned flagship duties during a port visit to Rota, on July 26. SNMG1 flagship duties were transferred from the US guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) to the guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) and for SNMG2, flagship duties were transferred from Canadian frigate HMCS Toronto, to HMCS Halifax. Both Rear Adm. Edward Cashman, Commander of SNMG1, and Commodore Josée Kurtz, Commander of SNMG2 will continue commanding their groups until the end…

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Bluedrop Wins RCN & CCG Training Contract

July 22, 2019 – Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. and its subsidiary Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. are pleased to announce that it has been the successful bidder on the End-to-End Learning Services contract for Maritime Warfare and Seamanship training and development for the Department of National Defence. The contract is valued at $6.7 million over two years, with options to extend for three additional one-year periods. The services will be delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy’s Naval Personnel Training Group (NPTG) as part of the Future Naval Training Systems Strategy.…

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A ship’s journey from deployment to deployment

By Matthew Mooney May 16, 2019 – It takes a lot for a ship and crew to be ready to let go lines and proceed to sea in support of Canadian operations around the world. The process begins the moment the ship returns from its previous deployment. A warship is like a floating city that’s constantly supporting its crew. After a long deployment overseas, the ship needs to proceed alongside for a maintenance period where anything that degraded can be repaired or replaced. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ottawa’s road…

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NATO Engages: the Alliance at 70

April 3, 2019 – On the eve of the meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Washington D.C., a “NATO Engages” conference took place on Wednesday (3 April 2019) to discuss “the Alliance at 70”. Addressing the conference, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg pointed to a “paradox”: while questions are being asked about the strength of the transatlantic bond, Europe and North America are actually doing “more together than in many decades”. Pointing to the “historic success” and enduring value of NATO, Mr. Stoltenberg also stressed the importance of Allied unity…

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