The Marine Institute is considered the most comprehensive institution of its kind in North America, with unique facilities such as a full ships bridge simulator and the world’s largest flume tank. It offers degrees, diplomas, certifications and industry training for the maritime sector.
Marine is academically organized into three primary structures, the school of fisheries, the school of maritime studies, and the school of Ocean Technology
School of Fisheries
The school of fisheries focuses on the use, sustainability and management of aquatic resources and the marine environment; primarily, aquaculture, harvesting, food processing and safety. It encompasses the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources (CSAR) and the Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development (CASD).
School of Maritime Studies
The school of maritime studies focuses on the marine transport industry and its related fields; primarily, ship operations and vessel design. It encompasses the Offshore Safety and Survival Centre (OSSC) and the Centre for Marine Simulation (CMS).
School of Ocean Technology
The School of Ocean Technology was established in May 2007 with a $1 million investment from the government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The school will focus on technologies that enable safe, efficient, and effective activity in ocean industries. This includes ocean instrumentation and equipment, marine information and communication technologies, ocean mapping and underwater technology. The school will also provide education and training as well as industrial outreach for the Ocean Technology sector.