Nova Scotia is Making Waves.

In Nova Scotia, we understand the ocean — the opportunities and the how to meet the challenges.

With over 300 companies doing business in Nova Scotia’s oceans-sector, including over 80 innovators of new, high-tech products and services, we are a world leader in ocean expertise.

Nova Scotia’s ocean tech companies will be well represented at the Canada pavilion at Oceanology International, March 15th -17th, 2022. Join us in London to learn more about our innovative tech businesses and connect with Nova Scotia’s unique knowledge clusters. 

Nova Scotia’s Oceans sector is unique, and so is our approach to growing it. Home to tech incubators and science hubs, Nova Scotia is fostering an ocean community, founded in research, innovation and commercialization. See how Nova Scotia does things differently.

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Learn more about some of the incredible Ocean Tech companies in Nova Scotia

Ocean technologies are our strength with high levels of R&D and innovation, a pool of experts, and a proven track record of growth and export.

1 Ocean Science and Technology


2 Marine Defence and Security


3 Fisheries and Aquaculture


4 Marine Transportation


5 Marine Renewable Energy


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We have all the ingredients.


The Ocean Frontier Institute is an international hub for ocean science, bringing together researchers and institutes from across the globe to understand our changing ocean and create safe, sustainable solutions for development.

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The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) is a collaborative facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector, with a primary role supporting ocean technology commercialization.

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Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is an industry-led partnership transforming Canada’s ocean economy into one of the world’s most significant and sustainable economic segments.

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Ocean Asset Map

View Canada’s Ocean Asset Map to find an ocean innovation ecosystem or an ocean organization or business. Engage with Canada’s oceans sector from coast to coast to coast.

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The Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia is an industry association representing the ocean technology and industry sector, advancing economic opportunities for industry.

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Why Nova Scotia?

Things are happening. In addition to Canada’s $70 billion-dollar National Shipbuilding Strategy, the region is the host to more than $500 million in strategic investments focused on the ocean.

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There’s a critical mass. With one of the highest concentrations of oceans-related PhDs in the world and Canada’s largest centre for oceans-related research, Nova Scotia is home to more than 600 scientists, engineers, and technicians.

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You’ll be in Good Company

Need more info?
Bridget’s got you covered.

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Bridget Archibald
Export Development Executive, Oceans
Nova Scotia Business Inc.
Halifax, Nova Scotia