OceansAdvance AGM and Election of the Board of Directors: Thursday, May 6, 2021
There are five vacancies on the Board this year.  Click here for more information.
To register for the AGM please click here.

Canadian Women in Ocean Industries Leadership (CWOIL) presents Creating a Respectful Workplace
Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:00 – 1:00 PM NST (Registration is free)
In recognition of International Women’s Day, CWOIL is pleased to present this free webinar training with Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC).  This one-hour lunch and learn will give you are great overview on topics relating to matters that are upfront and foremost on many employer and employee’s minds; covering themes relating to respect in the workplace.  For more information click here.

Thank you to Tim Perron of ICTC Atlantic Regional and Jennifer LaPlante of DeepSense for your presentation at our Ocean Technology Speaker Series (OTSS) on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
Participants  learned the importance of developing talent pipeline in the ocean sector and the tools and programs that are available to make that happen.  If you missed the webinar, Jennifer and Tim have are allowing us to share their presentations with you:  ICTC PresentationDeepSense Presentation

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!

Click here to read article in CMW magazine featuring The City of St. John’s (pages 16-17).

SmartICE developing new training curriculum for Inuit with financial support from the Climate Justice Resilience Fund. Read more here.

Kraken Robotics Announces $2.2 Million of Subsea Batteries and Sonar Contracts & Project Funding.  Read more here.

NEIA is launching its 2020 industry awards program, celebrating the businesses, researchers, and professionals building the green economy in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Nomination form here. Deadline: March 18th.

Government of Canada continues to invest in research to inform protection measures for vulnerable whale populations with $806,759 in funding for marine mammal research.  Read more here.

European Space Agency (ESA) Seeks Ocean Industry Input to Developing Space Priorities for Sustainable Maritime Growth. Click here to complete the questionnaire.


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.

The Small Business Assistance Program provides financial support to eligible small businesses and non-profit community organizations to provide relief for the impacts felt as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Application deadline extended to March 11, 2021. For more information click here.

Request for Proposal-ESIA Consultancy New Demerara River Bridge
The main objective of this Consultancy is for the Consultant to undertake a detailed assessment of the environmental and social issues that are involved with or are likely to arise from the planned development in the areas of influence of the project.  Click here for more information.

TechNL Internship Program  is designed to provide work opportunities for Newfoundland and Labrador university and college graduates while supporting the growth of established technology companies.  Deadline: March 8, 2021. Click here for more information.

ICTC’s WIL Digital Subsity 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.

Ocean Allies Internship Program
As part of the Ocean Allies initiative, 10 student placements will be set-up with companies and not-for-profits in the oceans sector across Atlantic Canada to help them with their business operations in response to COVID-19.  Click here for more information.

Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador (SCNL) is partnering with College of the North Atlantic (CNA) to offer tuition opportunities to secondary and current post-secondary students, and financial support to graduating students, who demonstrate excellence in Skills Canada competitions.  Click here for information.

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.

Ocean Supercluster Resilience – Call for Proposals

Through the program, the OSC will invest up to $15 million in ocean projects that create strong collaborations and focus on the growth of multiple Canadian innovation-based companies.  Click here for more information.

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.



Coming March and April 2021!! Online Leadership Skill Builder sessions led by a professional WinSETT facilitator.  Click here for more information.

Life Cycle of a North Sea Decommissioning Project Series Webinar: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Presentation 2 – Boskalis Subsea – Optimised Decommissioning Delivery Subsea (ODDS).  Click here for more information about this and other SUT events.

Ocean Allies Networking: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
If you’re new to the ocean sector, come on out. If the ocean sector is your home, come help us welcome some new folks in while you connect with your old friends. For more information click here.

Poland’s Defence & Security Sector – Embassy of Canada to Poland: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Atlantic Canadian companies are invited to attend this upcoming webinar to learn about potential opportunities. Click here to register.

NOAA’s Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Program: 10 Years and Counting: March 10, 2021
Join us for another NMFS Ecosystem Based Management/Ecosystem Based Fishery Management Seminar Series (EBM/EBFM).  Click here for more information.

ExxonMobil Canada Supplier Development Session: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Leading the Way Through Digital Transformation will focus on the digital journey of ExxonMobil Canada and share examples of how Hebron has leveraged technology to work with contractors and its certifying authority during the pandemic. This session is complimentary for Noia members. Click here to register.

Virtual trade “Best Practice” sessions: March 12, 18, 25, 2021
If you have been, or are planning to use any kind of virtual event/platform as part of your market development, now or in the future, this is a very valuable tool to add to your internationalization toolkit. For more information about these free sessions click here.

PSPC information sessions focusing on ProServices: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Do you own a consulting firm? Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is organizing information sessions with a panel of subject matter experts and supply specialists. For more information click here.

Virtual Symposium on Pandemic Risk to Safety and Integrity of Process Operations: March 22 – 23, 2021
Memorial University’s Centre for Risk, Integrity and Safety Engineering (C-RISE), in collaboration with partners, invite you to attend this free Virtual Symposium. Click here for more information.

Navigating Opportunities in Offshore Wind: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Are you a Canadian ocean technology company interested in learning more about the emerging offshore wind market in the U.S. Northeast? Find out more here.

Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Nova Scotia Seafarmers Digital Series
March 25, 2021 session: Advances in Shore-Based Seafood Industry Technology: Addressing Challenges through Modernization: Click here for more information.

Save the Date: Canada Trade Mission to NATO: March 29 – 30, 2021
Along with promoting the Canadian Defence Industry, this trade mission will give Canadian companies an opportunity to gain insight into NATO procurement programs and procurement strategies with a focus on how Canadian defence and security companies can sell to NATO.  More details to follow.

Building Towards a Green Economy – Explore Business Opportunities in France: March 29 – April 1, 2021
This virtual trade mission will help innovative Canadian companies access export and partnership opportunities in the French market. 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.

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.