Highlights

OceansAdvance AGM and Election of the Board of Directors: Thursday, May 6, 2021 
Join us for our Annual General Meeting featuring Guest Speaker Carolann HardingExecutive Director of SmartICE Sea Ice Monitoring & Information Inc.   Ms. Harding’s topic: Enabling Resiliency in the Face of Climate Change.  Register Here 


SUT Oceans of Opportunity Tech Talk: Thursday, April 15, 2021 
Please join us for an informative and dynamic session from the Society of Underwater Technology (SUT) hosted by the Marine Institute and OceansAdvance.  Guest speakers: Jamie MacDonald, Operations Director for Xodus Group.  Topic: Development of the offshore wind industry on the North East coast; and Susan Caines, Instructor, School of Ocean Technology, Fisheries and Marine Institute of NL.  Topic: Intelligent Marine Coatings.  Register Here


Canadian Women in Ocean Industries Leadership (CWOIL) presents: Diversity, Inclusion and You: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Over the past 20 years, WRDC has positioned itself as a key partner for advancing gender equity in the workplace. WRDC has vast experience bringing practical, informative and helpful training opportunities to groups and organizations who wish to avail of their considerable expertise and knowledge in matters relating to, among other things, inclusion and diversity. Register Here


Canada’s Ocean Asset Map
Rich in ocean resources and boundless potential, Canada’s ocean capabilities run deep. Canada’s Ocean Asset map is an evergreen tool that visually captures the breadth of world-class experience, products, and services that Canadian companies have on offer to the world.  Click here to GET ON THE MAP!


Kraken enters into letter of intent to acquire Pangeo Subsea Inc. Read more here.


Emissions Reduction Fund Onshore Program on Track to Reduce Methane Emissions. Read more here.


Nominations Now Open for NEIA’s Board of Directors 2021-22.  Click here for more information.


Destination St. John’s is excited to release their new video: “Where do Worries Go?” View here.

Opportunities

Ocean Startup Project
Making Canada the best place in the world to start and grown an ocean tech business. Click here for more information.


Work-Integrated Learning – Wage Support Co-op
Employers of any size operating in Newfoundland and Labrador will qualify for wage subsidy funding
to hire a Co-op Student from the College of the North Atlantic.  For more information click here.


The Business Development Support Program assists Newfoundland and Labrador SMEs with opportunities to increase their productivity and improve their competitiveness.  For more information click here.


ICTC’s WIL Digital Subsidy is an innovative Work Integrated Learning program that helps employers grow their business by providing students with meaningful Work Integrated learning.  Funded by the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program, offering subsidies of up to $7500. For more information click here.


Global OCEANS 2021 –  Call for Abstracts (Deadline for submissions is April 19, 2021)
Have you conducted innovative research that you’d like presented to a broader audience? Abstracts will be accepted for engaging and cutting-edge technical papers. Learn more here.


SMEs – think artificial intelligence is not for you?  Think again. Artificial Intelligence is important to the future of SMEs.  So What’s holding you back?  Click here.


DeepSense Data Readiness program
This program is designed to help companies advance their data capabilities to make data more useful today and better positioned to leverage the benefits of machine learning, artificial intelligence, or data visualization in the future to grow their business. Click here for more information.


Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit Extended
Companies developing an interactive digital media product in Newfoundland and Labrador may receive a 40 per cent tax credit on qualifying expenditures.  Click here for more information.

Webinars/Training/Conferences

Canadian Armed Forces Outlooks Virtual Event Series: April 13 – May 20, 2021
Access to exclusive updates from the Canadian Armed Forces on their goals and procurement priorities for tomorrow’s Army, Air Force, and Navy.  Click here for more information.


Information Session on Call for Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) Proposals: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
The intent of the information session is to provide Canadian companies an overview of the FCT program/process and the needs of U.S. armed services and agencies.  To Register contact: William.French@forces.gc.ca


Irving Shipbuilding is hosting CSC Virtual Industry Day: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Canadian suppliers interested in learning more about this program click here.


Virtual Canadian German Conferences on “Shipbuilding and Maritime Technology”: April 20 – 21, 2021
These conferences will bring representatives from companies, institutions and regulatory bodies from the shipbuilding and maritime technology industry from Canada and Germany together.  For more information click here.


Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) – Grow your business through export
TAP is an innovative initiative, designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business and to better prepare you for an expansion into international markets.  For more information click here.


Mastering Business Essentials Program (Online): May 12 – June 11, 2021
The Mastering Business Essentials program focuses on the most critical “need-to-know” elements in business, allowing you to sharpen your ability to make strategic decisions in today’s complex business environment.  For more information click here.


Oceanology International – Virtual Oi Connect event: May 11 – 14, 2021
Connecting the global marine technology and ocean science community. Click here for more information.


H2O Home to Overseas Conference: June 7 – 10, 2021
The H2O Conference is an ideal event to engage with the ocean technology industry.  Click here for more information.


Underwater Technology Conference 21: June 16 – 17, 2021
For more information click here.


Guyana International Petroleum Business Summit & Exhibition (GIPEX) 2021: June 28 – 30, 2021
Explore Unrivalled Business Opportunities At Guyana’s Premier Oil & Gas Summit. For more information click here.


Innovate Canada Postponed
In light of the current situation, Innovate Canada scheduled to take place July 5 – 9, 2021 in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, will not be going ahead this year as planned. We now look to the future and to planning for Innovate Canada in 2022.


Global Oceans 2021: September 20 – 23, 2021
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. Click here for more information.


Ocean Business UK21: October 12 – 14, 2021
This Hands-on Ocean Technology Exhibition and Training Forum is a free-to-attend exhibition for anyone in the ocean technology industry. For more information click here.