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Oceans Advance Newsletter – Highlights, Events, and Upcoming Programs – June 17, 2024

News Highlights


Wednesday, June 19, 2024
9:00 – 11:00 AM NST

In Person

Johnson Geo Centre
175 Signal Hill Rd, St. John’s, NL

With over 16 years at ExxonMobil and Imperial Oil, and more than a decade of experience in eastern Canada, Tyler will provide valuable insights into the role of ExxonMobil, Hibernia Management and Development Company, and the Hebron project, in supporting the Newfoundland & Labrador ocean industries ecosystem. His presentation will highlight the value of innovation, collaboration, strategic partnerships, and the diversification of technologies to foster growth in our sector and the economy.

Oceans Advance and our partners from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and the Department of Industry, Energy and Technology in Newfoundland & Labrador were pleased to welcome Greg Trauthwein, Publisher & Editor of Marine Technology Reporter (MTR) and New Wave Media, to St. John’s recently.

During his visit, Greg met with various companies, academic institutions, and government officials who are all dedicated to the ongoing growth and success of the Ocean Technology community here.

We are eagerly anticipating Greg’s updates and articles on Newfoundland & Labrador’s Ocean Technology cluster, and we look forward to hearing about his insights from his time here.

Oceans Advance would like to thank everyone who attended the B2B session at Innovation Waves – Newfoundland & Labrador’s Ocean Technology Showcase – on May 29th at the Co Innovation Centre.

Special thanks to our sponsor for the B2B session, The Ocean Startup Project and Dr. Paula Mendonça. Additional thanks to all our local ecosystem members and partners who hosted the Innovate UK group for various tours and one-on-one meetings; your continued support to the sector is appreciated and contributed to the success of Innovation Waves.

Stay tuned to our newsletter for updates and announcements on next year’s Innovation Waves initiative.

Partner and Member Activities

SubC Imaging Webinar


Tuesday, June 26 2024


10:00am EST | 3:00pm BST

Virtual Attendance

Join us to explore the latest advancements in SubC Imaging technology and its transformative role in offshore digitalization. From streamlining visual inspections to facilitating instant data access, discover how these innovations are reshaping offshore visual surveys and inspections.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • Boosting Inspection Efficiency
    Discover how DVR and camera integration enhances visual inspections by improving accuracy and reducing costs.
  • Enhancing Data Access
    Learn about tech that provides instant access to EXIF and NMEA data, eliminating post-mission downloads for quicker results.
  • Real-World Insights
    Explore case studies showcasing the benefits of offshore digitalization and tech integration.
  • Interactive Q&A
    Participate in a Q&A session to get your questions answered on digitalization and technology integration.

The Canadian Ocean Enterprise Study 2024

The Ocean Enterprise includes companies that provide platforms, technology, and information services for ocean observations, measurements, analyses, and forecasts, supporting operations in the Blue Economy. The Canadian Ocean Enterprise Study is vital for measuring and showcasing the innovation and technological development of these companies in Canada.

COVE conducted the first Canadian Ocean Enterprise Study in 2020, with a follow-up in 2022. This study is also carried out in the USA every five years and annually in the UK, providing valuable data for national and international comparisons.

Participating in the survey raises awareness of the sector, tracks industry evolution, and influences policy and investment.

We want to include Ocean Advance member companies in the 2024 Canadian Ocean Enterprise Study. Your participation will help us understand key industry changes, identify trends, and enhance our analysis.

Your support is crucial to the success of this study. Thank you for your continued participation.

Call for Content – Safety first: Humans at Sea

Journal of Ocean Technology Call for content. The Winter 2024 issue of JOT will focus on “Safety first: humans at sea.”

Green Marine Magazine

The spring issue of the Green Marine Magazine is a must-read to stay updated with Green Marine’s progress and the maritime industry’s environmental initiatives – particularly those undertaken by the program’s members.

As part of your membership benefits, we’re here to help spread the word about your events or recent company news. Please email Audra your details, and we’ll include them in our newsletter and social media.

Upcoming Events

Maritime and Arctic Security and Safety (MASS) Conference!

Join ACADA from July 17-19, 2024, in St. John’s, NL for the 11th annual Maritime and Arctic Security and Safety (MASS) Conference!

This year’s conference focuses on the pressing challenges and exciting opportunities in northern and maritime environments. Discover how Atlantic Canadian companies are spearheading innovations to ensure a safe, secure, and prosperous future for Canada and beyond.

Highlights of MASS 2024:

  • 150+ attendees
  • 15+ exhibitors
  • Networking breaks
  • Facilitated B2B/B2G meetings
  • 10+ expert panels and presentations
  • Global attendee and speaker list
  • Breakthrough R&D presentations

Don’t miss out on this chance to connect with industry leaders, gain valuable insights, and explore groundbreaking solutions.

Offshore Northern Seas, Stavanger, Norway, Aug 26-29, 2024

Offshore Northern Seas (ONS), a global energy forum, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. Every other year, ONS welcomes thousands of world-leading experts, business leaders and decision-makers to discuss trends, strategies and leadership questions needed to make progress towards a new energy future.

This conference is a world leading venue for discussions on energy, technology and innovation and is a driver in the energy transition. A separate location is dedicated to renewable energy, carbon capture and storage, and powerful energy carriers such as hydrogen and batteries. More than 60,000 attendees, 1,000+ speakers and 1,000+ exhibitors from 100 countries will gather for a week to discuss new energy solutions, decarbonization, conventional energy, innovation, technology and security under the theme “IMAGINE”.

The Trade Commissioner Service will be on site to provide its services to Canadian clients, including:

  • Provide information on ONS 2024 and related travel and participation questions
  • Provide information on doing business with Norway, including sector intelligence
  • Provide information and key contacts for Norwegian entities based on the client’s interests
  • Host a business reception for networking between Canadian and Norwegian entities

An Atlantic Canada trade mission will also be led by the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador and Energy NL. Energy NL members interested in participating in ONS can contact Andrew Coates with the Department of Industry, Energy and Technology via [email protected]. For more information and to sign up for the conference, visit ONS 2024.

Note that accommodation in Stavanger is very limited so it would be best to book your room now if you haven’t already done so.

Why your organization should participate

  • Develop a first-hand understanding of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in foreign markets
  • Gain insights and market intelligence
  • Increase visibility of your product or service
  • Meet academic or research entities
  • Meet key commercial entities, industry players, and potential buyers, investors and/or partners
  • Meet key regulatory bodies
  • Receive on-the-ground assistance from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service

Networking event

The Trade Commissioner, Tone Nymoen, specializes in the cleantech and oil and gas sectors for the Oslo market and can provide information on this event and other local events that you are considering, as well as advice on business development in the region. The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service offers services free of charge to Canadian exporters and companies that meet our client criteria.

*There will be many networking and social events in Stavanger throughout the week, which Tone can provide further information on as well.

SMM 2024 Trade Mission

Registration is ongoing for the SMM 2024 Trade Mission taking place September 3-6, 2024 in Hamburg, Germany. SMM is the world’s leading trade fair for the maritime industry, bringing together everything needed for shipbuilding in one place—from napkins to propellers. If your business supplies products or services to the maritime sector, this event is not to be missed.

To register your interest in participating, please contact Chris Bourque at [email protected]

OCEANS 2024 Halifax

OCEANS 2024 Halifax, being held at the Halifax Convention Centre from September 23-26, 2024, offers a unique opportunity to take part in an annual, global event bringing together over 2,000 attendees & over 100 exhibitors to learn, network & do business – right here on Canada’s East Coast.

Invest Nova Scotia, in partnership with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Atlantic Provinces, Global Affairs Canada, and industry association partners, are recruiting ocean technology companies interested in co-exhibiting within the Canada Pavilion or participating as a walker at OCEANS 2024 Halifax in Halifax, Nova Scotia from September 23-26, 2024.

Training & Funding Opportunities

Green Transition Fund Expression of Interest Open

Following the success of the Province’s initial Expression of Interest in 2023, the Department of Industry, Energy and Technology is announcing the second Expression of Interest for the Green Transition Fund program. Applicants have until July 12, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. NDT to apply.

The Green Transition Fund provides financial support to businesses, organizations, post-secondary institutions, and industry associations to assist with the province’s transition to a green economy. The program will de-risk commercial and non-commercial activities that facilitate collaboration, investment, and industry growth required for the transition.

The Green Transition Fund targets the greening of commercial operations in traditional sectors and development of new opportunities related to the growth of a green economy. The program also supports research and development projects related to green transition and green economy supply chain improvement.

Gardiner Centre Up Coming Courses

Up coming courses at the Gardiner Centre:

Canada-NL Job Grant

The Canada-NL Job Grant provides significant tuition assistance to eligible businesses and organizations to help offset the cost of training for their current and future employees. If you are a private sector employer, not-for-profit organization, Indigenous government or organization, incorporated, or a sole proprietor, you may be eligible.

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