SAVE THE DATE – Tuesday, June 23, 2020
OceansAdvance AGM
Details to Follow!

ACOA launches Regional Relief and Recovery Fund to Support Local Economies 
May 13, 2020 – Businesses across Atlantic Canada unable to access existing relief measures can now apply for funding under a new initiative.  For more information click here.

Canada’s Ocean Asset Map and Database Update
OceansAdvance, Canada’s Ocean Super Cluster and the Ocean Technology Alliance Canada (OTAC), Canada’s national association representing the ocean technology sector, is reaching out to ask that you take a few minutes to “claim” your listing on Canada’s Oceans Asset Map. Update your Map listing here.
The asset map and database is available for your review anytime here.

SubC Imaging is expanding into France with a new distributor agreement.  Read more here.

New funding opportunity for SMEs! Need to pivot your company post-Covid, roll out a new business model, or a new product or service? Mitacs can help. Click here for more information.

Proposed deep water port and marine service and supply base on the Northern Peninsula
Could the Great Northern Port Project have enough positive, strategic economic impact to arrest and reverse the prevailing trends of the downward economic spiral for the entire region of the Northern Peninsula and the communities involved?  Read more here.

Recruitment Notice: Collision From Home & Associated Training – June 23-25, 2020
NATI, working with the Government of Canada and the governments of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, is seeking Atlantic Canadian companies to attend the Collision From Home Conference.  For more information click here.

Wave of the Future! A resource book that connects children to the value of the ocean
This is a visual and interactive resource that will introduce young people to the Blue Economy, highlight how industry plays a powerful role in establishing a sustainable blue economy, and also raise awareness about the range of industries and careers involved. For more information click here.

Genesis’ Evolution ‘pre-incubator’ Program – Next session starts on June 3, 2020
It is an 8-week intensive program designed for early stage technology start-ups. The program helps entrepreneurs quickly identify their markets, validate their idea, and find Problem Solution Fit.  For more information click here.

Become a GSEA Ambassador & Meet Your 2020 Host!
Are you a MUN student willing and excited to spread the word around your campus about the upcoming GSEA Atlantic Competition being held at Memorial University in Newfoundland on November 5th, 2020? Read more here.

Lab2Market Oceans – Applications open, funding for Graduate students – Click here for more information.
Lab2Market Oceans – Call for Instructors and Mentors – Click here for more information.


Big Green Ideas for Atlantic Canada’s Economic Recovery – Tuesday, May 26, 2020 
Join organizations from across Atlantic Canada for a conversation about their big green ideas for a resilient recovery in the region.  For more information click here.

COVE Tenant Talks – a new weekly web series – Tuesday, May 26, 2020 

Guest speaker will be Noah Stevens of 3D Wave Design.  For more information click here.

OSC Spring 2020 Member Collaboration Event – Wednesday, May 27, 2020
This is an opportunity to connect with other OSC members and to get inspired by ocean innovation. Together, we’ll showcase projects and curate new connections to fuel our pipeline of business and community opportunities. Click here to register.

Finding opportunities and supplying goods & services to the Government of Canada during COVID-19
Thursday, May 28, 2020 Join a representative from The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME), Public Services and Procurement Canada, to understand how to find federal bid opportunities and related procurement information in the current context of COVID-19.  For more information click here.

Webinar: Resilience, Recovery & Growth in the UK – Thursday, May 28, 2020
We understand many businesses are concerned during this time of uncertainty. This webinar will look at new ways that we can support Quebec and Atlantic Canada businesses vis-à-vis their UK strategy and provide helpful resources.  For more information click here.

BlueTech Expo 2020 – Virtual Exhibition and Trade Show – June 9, 2020
BlueTech Expo and Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) are joining forces and going virtual! For more information click here.

The Global Arctic Shipping Summit (Going Virtual)  July 8 – 9, 2020 
Will bring together well known high-experts and specialists from governmental transport associations, shipping companies and leading service providers to discover Arctic Shipping’s opportunities, Technologies and New strategies leading to a Balanced Arctic Shipping between development and sustainability.  More information here.

Aquaculture Canada and WAS North America 2020 – August 30 – September 2, 2020 
St. John’s, NL
In partnership with World Aquaculture Society and the Aquaculture Association of Canada, NAIA will host the largest aquaculture focused conference in Canadian history.  For more information click here.

Atlantic Ocean Technology Delegation to SMM Hamburg – RESCHEDULED to February 2-5, 2021
Hamburg, Germany
As the leading International maritime trade fair, SMM Hamburg is a great opportunity to meet with shipbuilders, technology partners, and companies in the Marine technology supply chain. For more information click here.

Noia Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition 2020 – September 9 – 11, 2020 
St. John’s Convention Centre
Noia’s 2020 Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition will offer the most current information from Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore industry. To register click here.

OCEANS 2020 Gulf Coast – October 19 – 22, 2020 
Mississippi Coast Convention Center
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. For more information click here.

Arctic Shipping Forum North America – October 27 – 29, 2020 
Montreal, Canada
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.

Save the Date!!  November 3 – 5, 2020
Marine Renewables Canada Annual Conference
Halifax, Nova Scotia
More details to follow!

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.

Save the Date!!  November 17 – 20, 2020
Ocean Frontier 2020…Vision for the Future Conference
Halifax, NS
More details to follow soon!

Atlantic Maritime Strategy Forum – Proposed Oceans “cluster collaboration” event – November  2020
Brest, France
If you are a company active in the ocean technologies sector and looking to explore business opportunities in Europe, this is your chance to do so. For more information click here.

H2O Home To Overseas Conference and Exhibition – RESCHEDULED to June 9 & 10, 2021
Halifax, NS
The Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia in partnership with the Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia and the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship is pleased to present the H2O: Home to Overseas Conference.  For more information click here.