Your Partner in R&D

Since 1975 C-CORE has provided research-based advisory services and technology solutions to mitigate operational risk and help clients improve safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness in remote or challenging environments worldwide. We also address security, sustainability and safety issues for clients in the resource development, transportation and aerospace/defense sectors.

C-CORE’s three closely integrated areas of technical expertise – ice engineering, geotechnical engineering and remote sensing (both applications and systems development) – work together to address specific challenges. With a staff of 75+ scientists, engineers and other professionals, we bring scientific rigor and business discipline to bear on real-world problems.

Headquartered in St John’s NL, with offices in Ottawa ON and Halifax NS, C-CORE maintains a collaborative relationship with Memorial University, with access to its extensive facilities, diverse academic expertise and $120 million research portfolio. We are also home to LOOKNorth, a Canadian national Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research dedicated to remote sensing innovation that supports responsible, sustainable resource development.

Facilities & Resources

Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility

C‑CORE’s geotechnical facility is equipped with soils and model preparation laboratories, as well as a 5.5m-radius, 200G payload-capacity geotechnical centrifuge with a fully computerized control system to actuate and control tests in flight. It is one of the largest in the world and the only one in North America designed to model cold region phenomena.

Together, these give us the ability to closely replicate real-world conditions, including extreme cold, soils comparable to site conditions and multi-directional stresses and strains (as from wave action, earthquake, etc.).

Facilities for Ice-related Research

C-CORE boasts superior specialized facilities for ice-related research and engineering, including cold rooms and refrigerated centrifuge capability. Our highly trained and experienced staff has the benefit of additional intellectual capital through our collaborative partnerships with industry, institutes and universities. Additionally, our location on the Memorial campus provides access to additional engineering/testing facilities and diverse academic research resources and additional advanced engineering/testing facilities, including the National Research Council (NRC) Ocean, Coastal & River Engineering (OCRE)only 400 meters west of C-CORE headquarters.



Paul Griffin, B.Eng., P.Eng.

President & Chief Executive Officer

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Susan Kennedy, CPA, CMA

Vice President, Corporate Services

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Desmond Power, M.Eng., P.Eng.

Vice President, Remote Sensing

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Freeman Ralph, PhD, P.Eng.

Vice President, Oceans & Energy

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Paul Adlakha, P.Eng.

Managing Director, LOOKNorth

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Governance and Board

C-CORE is guided by a board of directors made up of respected leaders from industry, business and the research community. Board members bring an impressive breadth of knowledge and experience to their role, which is to provide governance, oversight and strategic guidance for C-CORE as a world-leading applied R&D organization and  its LOOKNorth Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR).

 Board Members 2020

Note: You may read the biographies of Board members by clicking on the linked names below.

Chair: Dennis Clarke, Goodland Buckingham

Dr. Neil Bose, Vice President (Research), Memorial University

Neil Chaulk, VP Business Development, Solace Power

Paul Griffin, President & CEO, C-CORE

Stephen Henley, Retired Vice President, Canada, Subsea 7

Sarah Leo, Vice President of Corporate Development at the Nunatsiavut Group of Companies

Mark MacLeod, Retired Vice President, Atlantic Canada, Chevron Canada

Michelle MendesExecutive Director, Satellite Canada Innovation Network (SatCan)

Dr. Greg Naterer, Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science, Memorial University

Jocelyn Perry, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Fortis Inc.

Paul Phelan, Vice President, Operations Accounting Manager, ExxonMobil Canada

Maria Rey, Vice President and Chief Science Officer, Space Strategies Consulting Ltd.

Mike Roberts, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Human Resources Officer, Nalcor Energy

Josée Tremblay, Vice President, East Coast, Suncor Energy

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