Integrated pathogen management of co-infection in Atlantic salmon

The partner in this project is EWOS Canada, a producer of salmon feed. Salmon feed is made with sustainable and Canadian Food Inspection Agency approved ingredients. A major challenge in feed manufacturing is to support maximal growth and health of fish. This project addresses a health challenge which has received little attention in academic programs: that salmon in sea farms often have several infectious agents such as skin lice and bacterial infection.

Bobolink and eastern meadowlark occupancy in different agricultural land cover types

The bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) and eastern meadowlark (Sturnella magna) are listed as a species at risk in several Canadian provinces. Both songbird species are most abundant in Ontario and breed in hayfields, pastures, and other grassland-like environments. Ontario’s Endangered Species Act (ESA) seeks to protect these species by regulating activities that negatively affect their habitat.

Controls on diagenetic evolution in Tithonian Jeanne d’Arc Formation, Terra Nova field: Implications for reservoir quality evolution

Hydrocarbons are hosted in porous sedimentary rocks which were deposited several million years prior to the ingress of hydrocarbons. Once these sedimentary rocks are deposited, other physical, chemical and biological, all termed diagenetic, processes act to modify their original properties. A major product of this diagenesis is cementation. The cement (minerals) occludes (plugs) the pore spaces in the sedimentary rock thus, in general, reducing its capacity to host hydrocarbons. This project, among others will seek to understand the types of cement and their origin in Terra Nova field.

The effects of unilateral dominant knee extensors fatigue on non-exercised contralateral and ipsilateral elbow flexors

The aim of this study is to further quantify the global effects of NLMF. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study of it's kind to examine NLMF in muscle groups of both the upper and lower body which are ipsilateral to the fatigued muscle group.

Upheaval buckling behavior of offshore oil pipeline

Over the past few decades, offshore oil and gas development activities have grown rapidly to meet the global energy demand. Canada is one of the major offshore oil and gas producing countries in the world and relies on pipelines for transporting offshore oil and gas. While the pipeline is considered as one of the most viable mean of transporting oil and gas, the consequence of pipeline failure is disastrous, affecting the economy, public health and the environment. It is therefore of paramount importance to keep the pipeline safe from any potential damage.

Numerical modeling of interaction between soil and seabed infrastructure during submarine landslides

Large amounts of crude oil and natural gas are located beneath Canada’s ocean floors. Currently, the offshore oil and gas industry makes a significant contribution to the Canadian economy. Although it is not visible as onshore landslides, numerous underwater landslides occur where huge amount of seabed sediment might displace and could result in tsunami in some cases. The failed soil mass might impact seabed infrastructure and could damage or destroy them as reported from some field observation.

REEs in brachiopods dwelling oxygen deficient habitats as proxies of paleoredox and potential source rocks

Source rocks are one of most important components of a petroleum system (a source rock, a reservoir rock and a trap) since it is economically irrelevant to exploit a hydrocarbon play without a source. The potentiality of rocks to retain hydrocarbons is defined by their organic contents. The environmental conditions prevailed during the deposition of sediments control the amount of the incorporated organic matter. In general, source rocks are precipitated in highly reducing or anoxic environments and enclose moderate to high organic contents.

Integrated Subsea Pipeline Integrity Management using Real-time Condition Monitoring Technique

Integrated integrity management is essential for subsea pipeline failure prevention, predictive maintenance and life extension campaign. Without managing integrity adequately, the condition of subsea pipeline would continue to deteriorate until premature failure. Real-time Condition Monitoring (CM) is a sensor-based monitoring technique aimed at enhancing the productivity of pipeline operation. The main intent of condition monitoring is to assess operating conditions and performance, improve performance, aid maintenance, extend life and inform operator if the integrity is compromised.

Improving Fishing Safety in Newfoundland and Labrador

Commercial fishing is an important part of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) with approximately 8700 registered fish harvesters in 2014. Commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations. The Newfoundland and Labrador Fishing Vessel Safety Association (NL-FVSA) has identified extreme weather events, noise and dynamic stability as three major hazards in the

Investigation of Rock Penetration and Fragmentation Problems

Anaconda Mining Inc. is experiencing three rock penetration and fragmentation problems that impact costs, recovery and overall feasibility. Through collaboration between Anaconda Mining and the Drilling Technology Laboratory (DTL) at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) and the MITACS graduate internships described in this proposal, these problems will be investigated and appropriate solutions developed. The investigation of these research questions is applicable in the mining as well as oil & gas fields.