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COVID-19: NOVEL CORONAVIRUS

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COVE’s preparedness efforts to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our people, our members and our community, as well as our commitment to continued service, remains a top priority. Our response to COVID-19 continues to follow the advice of government and public health officials on prevention, preparedness, and travel advisories around COVID-19, and have the following changes to share:

  • At this time, COVE remains open to tenants but closed to visitors until further notice.
  • COVE Tenants working on-site must adhere to the directions from the Public Health officials to keep a two-metre distance from other persons and all workspaces must also be cleaned and disinfected at a minimum of twice daily or as required.
  • The majority of COVE staff are now working remotely for the immediate future. Our team is supported by technology and firm infrastructure to ensure the continuation of prompt and seamless service. We encourage you to reach out to a member of our team at any time.
  • All on-site events are postponed until further notice. Visit our events page for all upcoming virtual events.
  • We will continue to provide updates to you on this rapidly evolving public health issue.

We have created a list of resources that we encourage you to leverage and share to ensure we all stay informed and prepared:


With every measure taken, we carry thoughts of all individuals affected by this global pandemic. We extend immense gratitude to government and public health officials, first responders, essential care workers, essential retail workers and community members who are working vigilantly to protect the wellbeing of our neighbours -- near and far.

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.



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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

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Updated Ocean Toolkit increases Ocean Literacy in the classroom | News Release

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Mar. 04, 2020

La trousse pédagogique qui améliore l’accès aux connaissances sur l’océan en classe | Communiqué de presse

4 Mars 2020 (Dartmouth, Nouvelle-Écosse) —La direction de COVE est ravie d’annoncer que la trousse d’outils pédagogiques publiée en seconde édition en anglais en janvier 2020 sous…

Mar. 02, 2020

COVE Seeks a new Chief Executive Officer

The Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) located on the shore of Halifax Harbour seeks a new Chief Executive Officer . Located in what was once the Canadian…

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