Media Advisory - MEOPAR & Irving Shipbuilding Inc. to announce recipients of $1.8 million in funding for ocean research

OTTAWA, Feb. 16, 2016 /CNW/ -



The Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) network and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. will announce $1.8 million to support ocean research across Canada. Funding will support a total of nine new research projects at six universities that align with MEOPAR's overall goal of strengthening Canada's ability to anticipate and respond to marine risk. This funding was made possible in part by a $1 million contribution from Irving Shipbuilding Inc., which is pursuant to its Value Proposition obligation under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy.


Shaw Centre
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2
Room 205/207


February 17, 2016
10:45 a.m. media arrival, 11:00 a.m. start


Leona Alleslev, Parliamentary Secretary to Public Services and Procurement Canada (Member of Parliament, Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill)

Kevin McCoy, President, Irving Shipbuilding Inc

Martha Crago, VP of Research, Dalhousie University (emcee)

Dr. Douglas Wallace, Scientific Director, MEOPAR

Mario Pinto, Chair, National Centres of Excellence Steering Committee


SOURCE J.D. Irving, Limited

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For further information: Mary Keith, Vice President, Communications, J.D. Irving Limited, Work: (506) 632-5122, Cell: (506) 650-8209,; Janet Stalker, Communications Manager, MEOPAR, Work: (902) 494-4389, Cell: (902) 717-8472,

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