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.


PanGeo Subsea has been named to the top 100 Marine Technology companies in 2020 according to Marine Technology Reporter.  Read more here.

Safety Training goes High-tech at Virtual Marine.  Read more here.

Genoa Design Joins Seaspan Shipyards’ Team for Polar Icebreaker Bid.  Read more here.

Kraken Signs $36 Million Danish Navy Contract.  Read more here.

20 East Coast companies shortlisted for Ocean Startup Challenge prizes. Read more here.

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster Announces Indigenous Career Pivot Project.  Read full story here.

The first AI Autonomous Ship, the Mayflower, was launched on September 16, 2020.  More here.

Dive into the digital ocean with a new tool called My Ocean.  Read more here.

Atlantic Business Magazine – Top 50 Award winners here. Congratulations to all, especially our members Michelle Simms, President & CEO of Genesis Group and Florian Villaumé, Director MUN’s Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE).


Call for Content: Submission of technical papers, essays, and short articles for the Spring 2021 issue of the Journal of Ocean Technology – Renewable Ocean Energy. For more information click here.

Wage Subsidy Programs Available for NL Firms Pursuing Clean Growth. If your organization plans to hire, now is the time!  Read more 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.

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.

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.

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


C.O.R.E. 2020 Opportunities and Challenges – The Road Ahead: September 22 – 24, 2020
At this virtual conference we will explore a wide range of topics including achieving net zero, the future hydrogen economy and what’s next in renewables, oil and gas, energy demand, regulation and energy policy. Register here.

Ocean Startup Project presents Re-engineering Your Oceans Career: September 25, 2020
Sign up now to be a part of a fireside chat.  We’ll discuss how to re-engineer your career in oceans with Moya Cahill, co-founder, PanGeo Subsea, Karl Kenny, CEO, Kraken Robotics & Adam Keating, co-founder, CoLab Software. Click here to register.

Ocean Supercluster Fall Member event: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
This interactive virtual event is your opportunity to connect live with 300+ OSC members through strategic discussion groups. Click here for more information.

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
OceansAdvance, ACOA and its Pan Atlantic Oceans Partners are excited to announce we have a total of 8 industry partners and 19 participants attending the first virtual IEEE OES-MTS OCEANS event: Global OCEANS2020 Singapore-U.S. Gulf Coasts Conference and Exhibition.  Click here for more information.

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 – Fast Changing, Slow Moving: November 3 – 4, 2020
Click here for more information.

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 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

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