Research and Development (R&D) Facilities

Memorial University of Newfoundland serves as a hub for R&D facilities supporting and advancing the local oil & gas industry. Technology development and testing; marine, ice and wave simulations; earth sciences equipment and expertise – and more – are on-site or affiliated with the university. If you love technology and science labs, this could be the area for you.

One of these R&D Facilities, C-CORE – the Centre for Cold Oceans Research and Engineering – is world renowned for its expertise in remote sensing, ice engineering, and geotechnical engineering – mainly for harsh cold environments.

C-CORE has a staff of about 100 engineering, science, technical and other experts. Its facilities include:

  • a geotechnical facility with a 5.5m-radius, 200G payload capacity centrifuge (one of the largest in the world and the only one in North America designed to model cold region phenomena), with adjoining earthquake simulator, and refrigeration and model preparation laboratories;
  • electronics and  mechanical laboratories;
  • an Earth Observation Operations Centre for satellite monitoring; and
  • highly secure advanced computing and communications infrastructure.