Send us your Job Postings
At OceansAdvance, we are constantly looking for additional ways to assist our members and provide value-added services to our current offerings.  With this in mind, we are reaching out to invite you to send along any job openings you may have, and we will add your post and link in our bi-weekly newsletter.  OA has an extensive local, regional, national and international outreach, and who knows, your next superstar employee could find that position right here at OceansAdvance.  Contact Susan at

Canada’s Ocean Asset Map and Database
A searchable database of stakeholders in key ocean sectors including, but not limited to, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, ocean sensing, ocean mapping, underwater acoustics, and supply and service.  Click here to find an ocean business or organization, or to add/update your listing.

Why Do Humpback Whales Breach? 
Dive into the ocean and learn why humpback whales jump out of the water. Click here.

Pitch & Pick Summer 2020 by Genesis – Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
The top Evolution finalists from the summer cohort will battle for the top spot.  Register here.

Oceanology International Americas 2021 San Diego: Technical Tracks – Call for Abstracts
As part of the conference program, OI Americas will run a series of technical tracks exploring the latest developments in ocean technology. For more information click here.

NATI’s Innovation Week will be held virtually in Fall 2020.  As part of the virtual activity, they would like to spotlight local stories from their members who have experience in digitalization in their organization and would like to share their insights in a feature or a panel, please email

Why Innovasea is Leading Canada’s ambitious Ocean Aware project,.  Read Mark Jollymore’s story here.

Venture for Canada Wage Subsidy
Venture for Canada’s Internship Program will now offer all employers a 75% wage subsidy. That’s up to $7,500 for each student hire this Fall. For more information, click here.

Business Interruption Recovery Fund
The Newfoundland & Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs has launched the Business Interruption Recovery Fund to assist women entrepreneurs in Newfoundland and Labrador to access business supports to navigate COVID-19.  For more information click here.

Help guide the future of business events in Canada…click here.

Round Five Seed Fund Applications Accepted Starting August 20
The OFI Seed Fund supports ocean-related projects that offer high potential for innovation success but need small amounts of funding to help them move forward and grow. For more information click here.

“What can government do for me right now?
The Government of Canada has launched an the interactive business benefits finder to assist companies in navigating government funding programs. For more information click here.

Canadian Coastal Zone Information System – Web Accessible Single Platform Solution C
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is seeking a web accessible single platform solution to be used as a decision support system to provide cost-effective and sustainable solution to coastal and marine infrastructure planning, climate change risk assessment and adaptation in areas where PSPC is facing significant risks to coastal infrastructure due to climate change.  For more information click here.

Tender Notice – Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP)
Transport Canada requires the removal and disposal of thirteen wrecked and abandoned vessels in various locations throughout three of the Atlantic Provinces.  For more information click here.

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

COVID-19 Quick Start Fund for Public Engagement
Offers up to $2500 for projects, partnerships or initiatives that contribute to addressing immediate, long-term needs of COVID-19 and align with Memorial’s Public Engagement Framework. Read more here.

Husky Centre  – NL Sales Training Needs Assessment
The Gardiner Centre and the Husky Centre of Excellence in Sales and Supply Chain Management are requesting your feedback to assist in developing sales programming that fits today’s business needs and tomorrow’s plans. Click here.

Technology Scouting…BAE Systems Fast Labs-technology needs & challenges. More here.

Wave of the Future – A resource book that connects children to the value of the ocean
Geared toward children aged 10 to 12 years old, this visual and interactive resource introduces young people to the Blue Economy.  To download the entire Wave of the Future book or each chapter individually for free (French and English) click here.

Opportunities with the U.S. Space Development Agency
The Trade Commissioner Service would like to inform you of four major opportunities at the Space Development Agency (SDA). SDA orchestrates the development and fielding of DoD’s future threat-driven National Defense Space Architecture.  More here.

ArriveCAN – the digital tool that will help reduce wait times at the border and reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for more information.

Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC) 2020 Trades & Technology Scholarships.  Click here for more information.



BDC: Free Webinars for Businesses and Entrepreneurs.  Click here.

Atlantic Women’s Business Series – Indigenous Women Leading the Way in Entrepreneurship: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 – Featuring interviews with indigenous women leaders in Atlantic Canada who will share their personal stories.  For more information click here.

Global Maritime industry 48-hour virtual conference: September 2 – 3, 2020
Bringing together 1000’s from across the industry to discuss the latest developments and challenges in Shipping and Maritime Ports.  More here.

Newfoundland and Labrador Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism – Employer Information Webinars
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 – Employer-Only Session – COVID-19 OIM Update. Click here
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 – Employer-Only Session – COVID-19 OIM Update. Click here

Gastech Virtual Summit (Sponsored by Lloyd’s Register): September 7 – 11, 2020
With an emphasis on the energy transition, technological innovation, supply and demand dynamics, evolving partnerships, geopolitics and people and talent, Gastech Virtual Summit 2020 will set the agenda for the global Gas, LNG and Energy industry into the next decade.  For more information click here.

Canadian Export Challenge – Digital Edition:  September 14 – 18, 2020
Are you interested in fast‑tracking your global business growth? To learn more and to apply click here.

Atlantic Aerospace & Defence Connector: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 (Virtual Event) 
Springboard Atlantic, in partnership with ACADA, is pleased to be hosting this fast-paced event bringing together key players from within business, academia, and government.  More here.

MTS Technology Forum: Technology Trends and Challenges: Thursday, September 17, 2020
A 90 minute virtual panel, featuring will a diverse group of experts that will lead us through technology trends and challenges.  For more information click here.

Ocean Supercluster Fall Member event: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 
Save the Date!!! More details soon!!!

ADS Expo Atlantic 2020 – Save the Date: September 30 – October 1, 2020 
The Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association (ACADA), in partnership with the Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS), DEFSEC Atlantic, Inc., the Government of Canada and the Atlantic Provinces, are hosting a virtual event.  Click here for more information.

Global OCEANS 2020: Singapore – U.S. Gulf Coast: October 5 – 14, 2020 
Click here for more information on the first virtual OCEANS Conference.  Register today!

Arctic Shipping Forum North America (Virtual): October 27 – 29, 2020 
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.

Deep Blue Forum 2020: October 29 – 30, 2020 Virtual Defence Event
An event about operation in the underwater domain in the Arctic and in Canada’s coastal and maritime regions.  For more information click here.

MASS20 – Save the Date: November 3 – 4, 2020 
Stayed tuned for registration and website launch!

Marine Renewables Canada Annual Conference: November 3 – 5, 2020
Click here for more information

Digital Ocean Convention 2020: November 4 – 5, 2020 
Future field of digital underwater technology: what it needs, what it does and where it is used.  For more information click here.

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.

Ocean Frontier Institute 2020 Virtual Conference: November 17 – 20, 2020
Click here for more information.

Oceanology International 2020: December 1 – 3, 2020
Click here for more information.