Canada is proud to be at Oceanology International Americas 2023.

Learn more about the companies and organizations that make up our ecosystem here.

The province’s Oceans sector is unique, and so is our approach to growing it. Home to tech incubators, our own start-up incubator, 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 tech is our strength with leading R&D and innovation, a pool of experts, and a proven track record of growth and export.

Invest Nova Scotia offers several programs and services We offer a variety of programs and tools designed to help businesses reach their full potential. From growth tools, labour incentives, market intelligence and accelerators, Invest Nova Scotia’s works with businesses to scale and reach new markets and guides international companies through growth options within the province.

As an exporter, you have a higher likelihood of increased sales, higher profits, and adopting innovation. It can be hard to know where to start your export journey as every business situation is unique. Our team can help you navigate the options. With practical business experience and know-how, we help you connect to the right solutions.

Nova Scotia works for ocean tech business


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

Are you interested in growing or locating your business in Nova Scotia? Ask Jonathan.

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Jonathan Coles
Investment Attraction, Ocean Tech
Invest Nova Scotia
Halifax, Nova Scotia