Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship

A collaborative facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector.

COVE brings together people, ideas, industry and research to help our community and members to work in new ways. Together, we are a catalyst in creating the world’s next practical, commercial and revolutionary ocean tech advances.

All in one place.

The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) will bring ocean technology innovation and commercialization to the water’s edge of Halifax Harbour

Innovators. Educators. Defenders. Explorers. And so much more.

With a strategic location on North America's east coast, the ocean-related focus of its universities and community college, and the depth of its science-based workforce, it’s no surprise Halifax is a world leader in ocean science and business.

Recent News

Jul. 31, 2018

Study finds Oceans Industry career opportunities under the radar among New Brunswick youth

July 31, 2018 – A study released today highlights the need to increase awareness among New Brunswick youth about career opportunities in the oceans industry, including…

Jul. 24, 2018

Request for Proposal: COVE Sponsorship Strategy

The Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE), on behalf of COVE, is seeking the services of a consultant to develop a strategy and approach for long term strategic…


Jul. 16, 2018

Digby port’s role in ocean innovation and technology discussed during meeting with COVE representatives | The Digby Courier

DIGBY, N.S. – CEO Jim Hanlon and COO Sheila Paterson were in Digby recently to promote the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE). They were met with a…

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