OTAC was created by the regional Ocean Technology Associations in Canada to help grow the economic capacity of Canada’s Ocean Technology sector for the benefit of sector companies and affiliated organizations.


  • Create a common national voice for the ocean tech sector
  • Create a Team Canada brand for the sector and broaden our market intelligence collection network
  • Create a mechanism for accessing funding for export development programs on a national level to augment regional programs
  • Facilitate economic growth of the ocean tech sector in Canada
  • Promote Canadian ocean technologies internationally
  • Create a mechanism for regions of the country not covered by regional associations to participate in an association
  • Encourage unconsolidated regions to incorporate into regional associations

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