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Oceans Advance Newsletter February 20, 2024


The CWOIL Organizing Committee announces an exciting change in how we will continue to advance the mission and mandate of increasing the number of women and underrepresented groups in ocean industries.

Over the next 18 months, we will focus on increasing our national and international reach within industry. In collaboration with other ocean industry events, we are actively working to introduce dedicated panels or tracks that will cover topics that impact women and underrepresented groups. We will not be hosting a CWOIL Conference in October 2024. Stay tuned for regular updates on the conferences and sessions we will be participating in and other announcements of nationwide in-person and virtual engagement sessions. Your continued support and understanding are highly appreciated, and we look forward to bringing the CWOIL vision to a broader audience in 2024 and beyond. 

Postponed until March 19, 2024

Oceans Advance and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador invite you to the Breakfast Series: Green Transition Fund 

The Green Transition Fund will provide support to projects for businesses, organizations, post-secondary institutions and industry associations, as well as other collaborative efforts to assist with the province’s transition to a green economy.

Presenter: Bradley Thorne, Program and Policy Development Specialist, Green Transition Department of Industry, Energy & Technology
Date: Tuesday March 19, 2024
Time: 8:30AM – 10:00AM
Location:NRC – Ocean, Coastal and Rivers Engineering Facility, 1 Arctic Ave, St. John’s NL
RSVP:Email [email protected] to register for the event


econext launches the Tides of Opportunities video series stemmed from a number of in-person events and real-time demonstrations where both students and skilled professionals could learn directly from industry leaders about available and emerging ocean cleantech careers in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The fall issue of the Journal of Ocean Technology (JOT) will focus on sensing the ocean. In this issue, we’ll look at how lights, cameras, sensors, and similar technologies are being used to monitor the ocean. Tell our readers around the globe about your work in this area! We invite the submission of peer-reviewed technical papers, essays, and short articles. The JOT is published in open access format, making each issue accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world.

Turning the Tide 7th Annual Marine Industry Awards  Call for Nominations.


Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador is hosting their Annual Skilled Career Day. The event is happening on March 15th, 2024 and will feature a variety of immersive activities and events for students of all ages to engage with. Skills Canada NL’s Annual Skilled Career Day will feature the 2024 Skills Canada Provincial Competition which invites secondary and post-secondary students from across the province to participate in competitions in skilled trade and technology careers.

Gardiner Centre/Facility of Business Administration 2024 Personal Leadership Development Program Delivered in person at the Gardiner Centre February 26-March 1, 2024

There is still time to register for an upcoming program you expressed interest in but please note there is limited space available – don’t delay, register today. 

Upcoming Events

Join fellow members of the OSC for an exclusive, members-only Virtual Networking Event. This event will provide you with opportunities to build connections amongst ocean companies, Indigenous communities, academia, non-profits, and government.

Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association 29th Annual Conference & Trade Show October 8–10, 2024, Sheraton Hotel, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada  Stay tuned for more information.

Innovation Forum April 23-24, Vancouver Convention Centre

ABCMI in partnership with COAST will be providing two days of panels, speakers, and industry showcase presentations embracing emerging technologies and innovation in the ocean and marine space. Not only will this forum be for all those companies directly or indirectly involved in bringing innovative new products and services to market but also for all entrepreneurial businesses progressing through the Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) spectrum from idea to commercialization. The event will also feature plenty of networking opportunities with government and private sector entities as a well as a small trade show for exhibitors wanting to show off their cutting edge products.

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