Government of Canada
Government of Newfoundland
City of St. John’s Update
Mental Health Support
St. John’s Board of Trade
BDC – How to cope with the impacts of COVID-19 on your business 
NATI – COVID-19 Disrupting the Economic Outlook 
Conference Board of Canada: COVID-19 Implications for Canada and the economic impact 
CME Guidelines for healthy and safe operations during COVID-19 
Taskforce NL 2020 – To donate PPE such as gloves, masks, gowns and shields.


Expression of Interest
IEEE MTS OCEANS2020 Conference and Exhibition – Visions for the Blue Economy
October 19-22, 2020
Deadline extended to May 15, 2020.  For more information click here.

Update Your Map Listing
Throughout recent months our team have identified 2,000 organizations across Canada who operate within the ocean sector. This listing is now available for you to review online and, should you choose to, provide any relevant changes or updates to your information…click 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.

The barking dog is okay
MUN President Timmons considers women’s challenges during COVID-19.  Read Full Story here.

NEIA welcomes $75 million commitment from Government of Canada to help reduce emissions from offshore oil and gas industry.  Read full story 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.

Are you a business that can supply products and services in support of Canada’s response to COVID-19?
Canada wants to hear from you. Find out more here.

Opportunity to help produce parts for ventilators in the U.S.
Aerospace and Defence firms to help produce parts for ventilators. VentConnect ( is a marketplace that connects suppliers to ventilator manufacturers.


Scenario Sessions – Episode 1: Businesses – Tuesday, May 12, 2020
The Harris Centre, in partnership with Emera Innovation Exchange, will explore the impacts of COVID-19 on the NL economy, and delve into the challenges and the opportunities facing firms, workers & sectors. For more information click here.

The St. John’s Board of Trade Presents: A Safe Return to Work post-COVID-19 – Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Join the  McInnes Cooper Labour and Employment Team for a virtual roundtable discussion to consider planning strategies for a safe return to work in a post COVID-19 world. For more information click here.

COVE Tenant Talks – a new weekly web series – Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Guest speaker this week will be Eric Siegel, Director of Sales and Marketing at RBR. For more information, click here.

The NOAA EBM/EBFM seminar series – next webinar: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
The presentation is entitled: Adaptation, Resilience, and Transformation in Maine’s Coastal Communities.  For more information and to register click here.

APEC Webinar – Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Atlantic Canada – May 20, 2020
Registration is now open for APEC’s third free webinar in the series.  For more information click here.

Fishing Vessels and Ocean Observations: “Fishing for Data” Webinar – May 20, 2020
World Ocean Council Partners on Webinar on Best Practices and Standards for Ocean Data Collection from Commercial Fishing Vessels. For more information click here.

BlueTech Global Connect Monthly Webinar – next webinar: May 21, 2020
The BlueTech Global Connect (BGC) monthly webinar series is designed to connect exciting BlueTech companies from around the world with potential advisors, investors and partners globally. Please join us to hear and virtually meet 3 innovative BlueTech companies each month.  Click here to register.

Save the Date!!! Ocean Supercluster Virtual Event – May 27, 2020
With technology at our fingertips, this virtual event will be a valuable interactive member experience, including a keynote, virtual networking, industry booths, and a fireside chat. Stay tuned for registration and further details.

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.

Marine Renewables Canada Mission to IPF (Offshore Wind) – August 18 – 21, 2020
Rhode Island, USA
For more information click 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.