COVID-19 RESOURCES 

Government of Canada
Government of Newfoundland
City of St. John’s
Mental Health Support
St. John’s Board of Trade
BDC – How to cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on your business 
NATI – COVID-19 Disrupting the Economic Outlook 
Conference Board of Canada: COVID-19 Implicatoins for Canada and the economic impact 
CME Guidelines for healthy and safe operations during COVID-19 
Taskforce NL 2020 – To donate PPE such as gloves, masks, gowns and shields

NEWS & UPDATES
BlueTech Global Connect Monthly Webinar – Rutter Inc. Presentation
Steve Hale from NL Ocean Technology company, Rutter Inc. presented to an international audience at this inaugural event on April 16th.  Click here to see Steve’s presentation.  Click here to view full webinar recording.

Expression of Interest
IEEE MTS OCEANS2020 Conference and Exhibition – Visions for the Blue Economy
October 19-22, 2020
Deadline extended.  For more information click here.


Update Your Map Listing
Throughout recent months our team have identified 2,000 organizations across Canada who operate within the ocean sector. This listing is now available for you to review online and, should you choose to, provide any relevant changes or updates to your information…click here.


Lab2Market Oceans – Applications open, funding for Graduate students – Click here for more information.
Lab2Market Oceans – Call for Instructors and Mentors – Click here for more information.


NEIA welcomes $75 million commitment from Government of Canada to help reduce emissions from offshore oil and gas industry.  Read more here.


DTEP Global Needs Statement 
Canadian companies are eligible to respond via e-mail to the Department of Defence’s Global Needs Statement.  Submissions are limited to 100 words, and must be received by 5 pm eastern, April 30, 2020.  Click here for more details.


Ocean Startup Project – Challenge Competition – LAST CALL
An exciting 24-month initiative to foster and grow ocean technology startups in Atlantic Canada. The Ocean Startup Project will be holding a Challenge Competition. They need your input on potential challenges to be included in the Ocean Startup Challenge Competition that is expected launch this April-May.  Deadline: April 24, 2020. Click here for more details.

SEMINARS, WEBINARS, CONFERENCES, EVENTS
Subsea Innovation Day (Digital Conference) – April 28, 2020 
The focus this year will be directed at opportunities and challenges related to digitalisation. Moreover, the Subsea Innovaton Day will be held as a digital conference, due to the the corona virus pandemi.  For more information click here.


Canadian Virtual Cleantech Innovatoin Day – Call for Presenters – Deadline May 1, 2020
The Consulate of Canada in Houston is organizing a virtual program to showcase innovative Canadian Clean Technologies applicable to the Oil and Gas sector. Selected applicants will have the opportunity to present innovative proven solutions to, and network with, key executives and decision-makers of two multi-national energy companies: BP and Baker Hughes. Read more.


Brazil-Canada Connection: Digital Transformation in Oil & Gas Webinar Series – April 28, 2020  
The global oil & gas industry is undergoing an unprecedented crisis with oil prices down, investment cuts and a severe drop in demand worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Join me in a panel discussion along with Brazil’s oil giant Petrobras on the company’s strategy to speed up its digitalization.  Click here for more information.


IBM Think Digital 2020 Conference – Leading through volatility – Free Virtual event – May 5 – 6, 2020  
In the face of the devastation for global society and business brought about by COVID-19, strong IT leadership has never been more vital. But you don’t have to do it alone. More information here.


The NOAA EBM/EBFM seminar series – next webinar: May 13, 2020
The presentation is entitled: Adaptation, Resilience, and Transformation in Maine’s Coastal Communities.  For more information and to register, click here.


BlueTech Global Connect Monthly Webinar – next webinar: May 21, 2020
The BlueTech Global Connect (BGC) monthly webinar series is designed to connect exciting BlueTech companies from around the world with potential advisors, investors and partners globally. Please join us to hear and virtually meet 3 innovative BlueTech companies each month.  click here to register. Save the Date: May 27, 2020


Ocean Supercluster Virtual Event 
With technology at our fingertips, this virtual event will be a valuable interactive member experience, including a keynote, virtual networking, industry booths, and a fireside chat. Stay tuned for registration and further details.


AFN National Fisheries Forum: “Rebuilding Fish Nations” – June 2 – 5, 2020  
Fredericton, NB
Join The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) for their fisheries tradeshow that will showcase innovative technologies, tools to better manage your fisheries, boats, crew and gear. More info here.


The Global Arctic Shipping Summit – July 8 – 9, 2020 
Will bring together well known high-experts and specialists from governmental transport associations, shipping companies and leading service providers to discover Arctic Shipping’s opportunities, Technologies and New strategies leading to a Balanced Arctic Shipping between development and sustainability.  More information here.


Marine Renewables Canada Mission to IPF (Offshore Wind) – August 18 – 21, 2020  
Rhode Island, USA
For more information click here.


Aquaculture Canada and WAS North America 2020 – August 30 – September 2, 2020 
St. John’s, NL
In partnership with World Aquaculture Society and the Aquaculture Association of Canada, NAIA will host the largest aquaculture focused conference in Canadian history.  For more information click here.


Atlantic Ocean Technology Delegation to SMM Hamburg – September 8 – 11, 2020 
Hamburg, Germany
As the leading International maritime trade fair, SMM Hamburg is a great opportunity to meet with shipbuilders, technology partners, and companies in the Marine technology supply chain. For more information click here.


Noia Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition 2020 – September 9 – 11, 2020 
St. John’s Convention Centre
Noia’s 2020 Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition will offer the most current information from Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore industry. To register click here.


OCEANS 2020 Gulf Coast – October 19 – 22, 2020 
Mississippi Coast Convention Center
The event for global maritime professionals to learn, innovate, and lead in the protection and utilization of the world’s largest natural resource – our Oceans. For more information click here.


Arctic Shipping Forum North America – October 27 – 29, 2020 
Montreal, Canada
The largest event for Arctic shipping professionals in North America dedicated to regulatory, strategic, operational and technological developments for the Arctic region.  For more information click here.


Save the Date!!  November 3 – 5, 2020
Marine Renewables Canada Annual Conference
Halifax, Nova Scotia
More details to follow!


BlueTech Week – November 16 – 20, 2020 
San Diego, USA
An annual event where hundreds of senior international participants gather in San Diego to highlight collaboration and innovation in sustainable ocean and water technologies and the entrepreneurs making it happen.  For more information click here.


Save the Date!!  November 17 – 20, 2020
Ocean Frontier 2020…Vision for the Future Conference
Halifax, NS
More details to follow soon!


Atlantic Maritime Strategy Forum – Proposed Oceans “cluster collaboration” event – November  2020
Brest, France
If you are a company active in the ocean technologies sector and looking to explore business opportunities in Europe, this is your chance to do so. For more information click here.


H2O Home To Overseas Conference and Exhibition – RESCHEDULED to June 9 & 10, 2021
Halifax, NS
The Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia in partnership with the Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia and the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship is pleased to present the H2O: Home to Overseas Conference.  For more information click here.