DATE: Friday, May 16, 2014
TIME: 8:30 am – 10:00 am
LOCATION: the Atlantic Room, National Research Council of Canada (NRC), 1 Arctic Ave, MUN

RSVP: RSVPs are required to gain access to the facility. CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM and scroll to the bottom of the page. Refreshments will be provided. An opportunity for Q&A and discussion will follow the presentation.

About the Session

The growing marine renewable energy sector offers a unique opportunity for Canada to become a leading international provider of solutions, systems, and expertise. Canada’s marine renewable energy sector is entering a new phase of activity. Over the next three years $175 million will be invested in Nova Scotia alone with four project development plans at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy and five community-based projects driven by Fundy Tidal Inc. In a recent review of the sector, Ernst & Young identified that Canada, Scotland and France are the leaders in defining the industry.

The level of investment and activity in Nova Scotia opens a window of opportunity for regional companies to be part of the supply chain. As these projects are developed in the nearshore marine environment, a suite of project development, fabrication and assembly and installation and operations will be needed. A range of innovators, professional and trades people will have opportunities to service the industry including:

  • marine scientists
  • engineers,
  • mechanical and electrical technicians,
  • divers,
  • insurance services
  • legal services
  • transportation services
  • financial services

As well there is a need for the supporting equipment and innovative technology including:

  • vessels
  • steel fabrication
  • sensing instrumentation, and
  • range of manufacturing services.

Join Chris Campbell of Marine Renewables Canada for an information session to learn more about the current state of the marine renewable energy sector and the skills and services needed to support the emerging industry. He will elaborate on the strategy and activities in Nova Scotia’s tidal energy industry and the near- and long-term opportunities for companies in local, regional and global markets.

By attending this event, Newfoundland and Labrador businesses and organizations will:

  • Learn about the unique opportunity opened by Canada being one of the leading players in the development of this new industry
  • See entry points to the marine renewable energy sector in Canada and around the globe.
  • Identify new business opportunities in the sector.
  • Evaluate potential to expand into this new sector.

Participants will also learn about the opportunity to engage more broadly with the worldwide industry when Halifax hosts the 5th International Conference on Ocean Energy in November. This is the first time this worldwide industry developer conference is being held outside Europe.

Contact Information

Contact: For more information about this event, please contact Elisa Obermann at or (902) 817-4317.

More Information

To learn more about the state of Canada’s marine renewable energy sector and potential business opportunities presented by the marine renewable energy sector in Atlantic Canada, please view our background discussion papers by clicking the links below: