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Find out more about the organizations helping COVE propel the world’s marine technology sector. 

3D Wave Design
3D Wave is an Indigenous-owned and operated 3D animation and communications company, owned by Stevens Solutions & Design Inc., which has over 30 years’ experience in operations management, manufacturing, product design, training, marketing, sales, and business development. We bring together a diverse suite of strengths
Allswater Marine
Allswater is a “single-source” engineering firm comprised of consulting Engineers, Naval Architects, and Surveyors specializing in marine and offshore applications. By combining traditional engineering with the latest technology, Allswater is able to meet the specific requirements of projects ranging from small modifications to complete new
Applied Acoustic Engineering (AAE)
AAE products utilise innovative acoustic technologies for use in underwater environments. For more than three decades the company has been at the forefront of both design and engineering excellence. With initial success supplying acoustic positioning beacons the company steadily developed in expertise, performance and reputation
Ashored Innovations
Ashored Innovations is developing a bottom-bound ropeless fishing system to minimize the risk of whale entanglements and trap loss/damage, while allowing fishers to fish in zones closed to fixed fishing gear. Ashored retrofits existing lobster and crab traps with underwater buoys that can be triggered
BAE Systems
At BAE Systems, our dedication and commitment shows in everything we create and deliver—from advanced electronic systems to cyber operations and intelligence analysis, from combat vehicles to naval weapons, and from ship maintenance and modernization to vehicle upgrades and services. We push the edge with
BDO Canada
BDO Canada has spent more than 90 years providing assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services to a broad range of clients across the country. As a member firm of the international BDO network, we leverage access to resources and advisors in more than 150 countries
The BlueNode platform is a data integration system using machine learning to understand business processes, develop efficient protocols to integrate public and proprietary data into a single useful dataset and provides actionable insights for all forms of organizations in Ocean Industry and Technology sectors. The
Canada’s Ocean Supercluster
Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is a federally incorporated not for profit – a private sector-led partnership with the federal government, concentrated in Atlantic Canada, that brings companies together to foster collaborative innovation, sustainability and modernization across Canada’s ocean sectors. This supercluster spans the ocean economy, including
Centre for Marine Applied Research (CMAR)
The Centre for Marine Applied Research (CMAR) was established to focus on areas of research and collaboration to propel the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture’s aquaculture growth strategy forward. The office leads and supports projects with industry, communities and stakeholder groups to collect
Clean Catch Baits
Clean Catch makes plastic-free soft lures and fishing bait that will keep anglers fishing for generations. When tournament fishing in Mexico or recreational fishing in Canada, Clean Catch founder Guillermo Villarreal De Lara saw the same problem over and over: soft plastic lures going into
Copsys Industries Inc.
Copsys provides corrosion protection systems for various industries.  Our new technology called Copsys Corrosion Management System (CCMS) is based on Cathodic Protection (CP) principles and has solved the limitations of the conventional CP methods. For the first time ever the technology provides intelligent real-time detection
Dalhousie University
Excellence in academics, leadership, research and innovation Dalhousie University is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia which is ranked one of the friendliest cities in the world. Founded in 1818, we’re one of Canada’s oldest universities, attracting more than 20,000 students from around the world. We make
Dartmouth Ocean Technologies Inc. (DOT)
Dartmouth Ocean Technologies Inc. is focused on delivering ocean sensor platforms to the world market. Initially this is the family of towed stable depressors called the “D Wings” that are available in a variety of sizes and can be outfitted with sensors for a diverse
Dominion Diving
 Dominion Diving Limited is Canada’s superior marine service force based in Nova Scotia. The company was founded in 1969 and has earned a solid reputation for pushing the limits and extremes of marine innovation throughout its history. Dominion Diving headquarters and Marine Operations Terminal, Duck
Glas Ocean Electric
Glas Ocean Electric (GOE) is committed to scaling the impact and benefits associated with introducing cleaner energy to coastal waters. GHG emissions and pollution in the boat sector are under reported and not well understood. GOE is working to measure the impact of smaller vessels on
Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT)
GIT is a leading Canadian materials engineering firm focused on delivering disruptive uses for graphene technologies. GIT works in partnership with its customers using its proprietary “bottom up” process for the production of high specification graphene. GIT owns the intellectual property and know-how behind this
Halifax Partnership
The Halifax Partnership is Halifax’s public-private economic development organization. In collaboration with Halifax Regional Municipality and our many partners, we mobilize and lead our community in executing Halifax’s Economic Growth Plan. Together, we are working toward an ambitious long-term vision to grow Halifax’s population to 550,000
HydroSurv Unmanned Survey (NS) Inc.
HydroSurv is a global innovator in Uncrewed Surface Vehicles (USVs), which democratizes marine geospatial data for the ocean industries.
Impactful Health R&D
We develop sustainable active packaging to prolong ​the shelf life of fresh fish.
IntegraSEE Research Inc.
We make the world a better place by combining our deep knowledge of underwater sensors and imaging to help foster habitat health and water quality. The ocean is vast and the opportunities are endless. Our area of expertise will centre on ‘near shore’ (1km from
IntelliReefs restores and enhances degraded ocean ecosystems by designing nanotechnology artificial reefs and marine infrastructure solutions that increase economic security, biodiversity, coastal protection, and ongoing resilience. We are currently collaborating with researchers at Dalhousie University to monitor our novel temperate Oceanite product line, which has
International Submarine Engineering Ltd.
International Submarine Engineering Ltd. (ISE) is a world leader in the design and integration of autonomous and remotely operated robotic vehicles and terrestrial robotics. The company has evolved a unique skill set for turning concepts into solutions. Integrating complex projects utilizes the company’s resources from
JSK Naval Support Inc.
JSK Naval Support Inc. is committed to developing extensive technical expertise and enhancing sovereign capability within naval defense for Canada.  As an established provider of engineering services, manufacturing capability, and in-service support to the Royal Canadian Navy and local defense contractors, JSK Naval Support provides
J-Squared Technologies
Embedded SolutionsEnvironmentally Rugged PlatformsLife Cycle ManagementEnvironmental Simulation Lab and Testing About J-Squared J-Squared Technologies Inc. has been supporting and supplying the North American electronics marketplace for over 25 years with electronic products and services. In addition we have been providing Product Life Cycle support solutions
Kongsberg Maritime
Kongsberg Maritime supplies Subsea sensors, underwater communication and positioning systems, marine robotic systems such as Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs), Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS).  Kongsberg Maritime also specializes in deck machinery, propulsion systems and electrical, automation & control solutions. Kongsberg’s
Kraken Robotics
Kraken Robotics is a marine technology company engaged in the design, development, and marketing of advanced sonar and laser sensors and systems and subsea power solutions for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles for military and commercial applications. We are recognized as world-leading innovators of Synthetic Aperture Sonar
Leeway Marine
LeeWay Marine is a leading Atlantic Canadian marine service company providing fully crewed offshore ships and inshore vessels with the region’s most experienced technical team. They specialize in supporting a broad range of activities, including: oil and gashydrographic and geophysical surveysocean technologyocean researchnaval defencesearch and
Lloyd’s Register
We’re one of the world’s leading providers of professional services for engineering and technology – improving safety and increasing the performance of critical infrastructures worldwide. We started out in 1760 as a marine classification society. Today, we’re one of the world’s leading providers of professional
Lockheed Martin Canada
Lockheed Martin Canada is a highly diversified global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, manufacture, and integration of advanced-technology products. By applying the innovative approaches of our highly skilled and experienced Canadian-based workforce, we have been Canada’s trusted defence partner for nearly 80 years. Our
MacArtney Canada Ltd.
MacArtney Canada Ltd.MacArtney Underwater Technologies is a global supplier of underwater technology specialising in the design, manufacture, sales and service of systems to offshore oil, gas and renewable energy industries, ocean science institutes and navies. MacArtney offers a broad variety of advanced and reliable products,
MacDonald Hallet Ocean Protection Group
Innovative Engineering located at The Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) ​
Marecomms Inc. brings the 5G cellular communication revolution into the underwater world to provide reliable wireless digital communications under the water over arbitrarily long ranges. By virtue of some novel signal transmission and processing techniques, the total power consumption is reduced by 90% compared to

“The significance of the local knowledge base in ocean science and technology in general, and subsea acoustics in particular, was very much a factor in selecting COVE and its collaborative concept as an ideal outpost for our North American presence.” Gavin Willoughby, Applied Acoustic Engineering Ltd.

Marimetrics Technologies Inc.
Marimetrics Technologies is engaged in the design and manufacture of precision analytical instrumentation for the sensing of hydrocarbons, greenhouse gases and other chemical compounds in the ocean and atmosphere.
Marine Thinking Inc.
Marine Thinking is an innovative AI and robotic solutions provider that practices its technology to establish a cloud computing platform iteratively. The platform utilizes multimodal AI algorithms, unmanned surface vehicles, underwater remote-operated vehicles, and ocean big data as the core to deliver the intelligent application
Mil-Aero Electronic Atlantic Inc.
Mil-Aero specializes in the manufacturing and integration on high performance electrical assembles such as wiring harnesses, cables and electrical enclosures. Mil-Aero has extensive experiences working with Aerospace, Defence and Industrial industries. Build-to-Print Manufacturing of Cable / Wire Harness, Fiber Optic Assemblies and Electromechanical Enclosures. (Turn-Key
Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Assocation
The Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association (NSBA) was established in 1998 by a small group of leading boatbuilders who shared a common vision of growing and diversifying this maritime industry beyond its original domestic fishing boat market. From a modest beginning, the association’s membership has grown
Nova Scotia Business Inc.
Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) is Nova ScotiaÕs private sector-led business development agency. Helping companies enhance their competitiveness through trade development, financing and venture capital. NSBI is also responsible for attracting new direct investment to the province, driving the growth of Nova Scotia’s economy.
Nova Scotia Community College
Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) is compromised of 13 campuses including 4 specialized institutes. Offering a diverse range of programs and courses including Applied Arts & New Media, Business, Health & Human Services, Trades & Technology and Access for continued Education. NSCC takes pride in
Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS)
The Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS) is an industry association representing the ocean technology and industry sector in Nova Scotia. The mandate of the Council is to advance economic opportunities for Nova Scotia’s ocean technology companies. Ocean Technology in this instance is being
Oceans Proof Technology
Oceans Proof Technology offer operational support and practical solutions for client projects using oceans technologies. It will provide the equipment and expertise to safely & efficiently conduct their particular operations using small boats, ROV, USV and Drone technologies. The company will also offer products that
PanGeo Subsea
PanGeo Subsea is a marine geophysical-geotechnical service delivery company specializing in high resolution 3D acoustic imaging solutions to mitigate risk in offshore installations by imaging and identifying geohazards in the seabed and providing detailed soil stratigraphy. PanGeo’s technology uses SAS (Synthetic Aperture Sonar) to provide enhanced
Pisces Research Project Management
Pisces Research Project Management is a research and development project management company passionate about making the greatest positive impact for our ocean research money and time. We are committed to creating positive, true, and mutually beneficial collaborations. We’ve all worked in multiple sectors and we
Planetary Hydrogen
What if we were to tell you that sometime soon, every mile you drove, every time you got on a bus or a flight, every time you turned up your thermostat, you could be sucking greenhouse gas out of the air instead of emitting it?
Precise Design Engineering Solutions
Precise Design Engineering Solutions offers customers one stop design and manufacturing solutions. We handle projects from the conceptual design stage through to volume production and assembly, and every part in between. Our collaborative approach, along with our in house design, manufacturing, and assembly capabilities allow us
Pro-Oceanus Systems Inc.
Pro-Oceanus Systems Inc. provides instrumentation world-wide with the most advanced technologies for in situ measurement of dissolved gases. These measurements in natural waters provide critical information for monitoring biological production, understanding the dynamics of greenhouse gases, surveying the distribution of pollutants, and determining the health
RBR Ltd.
We create instruments to measure the blue planet. From the ocean abyss to the polar ice cap, our sensors track water parameters – temperature, depth, salinity, dissolved gases, pH, and many others. With design and manufacturing centrally located in Ottawa, and regional offices in Halifax, USA,
ReelData holds two things to be true: land-based aquaculture is the future the world needs and the ambitious goals held by farmers require a solution built specifically for them. For these reasons, ReelData embarked on a mission to provide customized data and automation to land-based farmers. ReelData
Rimot was born out of decades of experience in the communications industry. Repeatedly we talked with customers who needed a high-value yet affordable remote monitoring solution for critical infrastructure in the field. Critical systems like generators and wireless transmitters that people count on – especially in a
SEATAC offers professional services to grow the ocean sector. Drawing on Nova Scotia Community College’s resources and facilities, SEATAC supports technology development, offers customized training and helps operators adopt new technologies.  
Sedna Technologies
Sedna Technologies is a fisheries technology firm based out of Nova Scotia, Canada. The focus of Sedna is to increase the traceability of seafood products by creating innovative and simple to use software solutions for exporters, processors, distributors and harvesters involved in international and domestic
Sensor Technology
Sensor Technology Ltd. is a leading designer and manufacturer of piezoelectric ceramic solutions, custom acoustic transducers and custom hydrophones. With 35 years of experience, we specialize in working with our clients to provide innovative, customized solutions that provide repeatable results. Our market penetration is global in scope, and we
Shift Clean Energy
Shift Clean Energy enables customers to meet their climate action and ESG goals with clean energy solutions based on leading-edge energy storage systems. Our practical pay-as-you-go PwrSwäp service, based on swappable batteries, provides reliability and less risk. Customers save money from day one through electrification,
Sma’knis Maritime Safety & Security Inc.
We specialize in Maritime/Marine Security. Our patrol boats and crews can secure your assets while they are anchored, alongside, or in transit in the shipping lanes in & out of port. We can also conduct safety training for crews working around Marine environments.
SubC Imaging
As industry leaders in subsea cameras and underwater imaging systems, we build custom systems that meet the unique challenges of the marine science and off-shore energy sector from around the globe. Our catalogue of modular subsea cameras, lasers, and LEDs cover a broad range of
The Lobster Trap Company
We’ve spent nearly 3 years researching, engineering, designing, patenting, prototyping and field testing a new and innovative plastic lobster trap. The Lobster Trap Company Limited is focused on building, and supplying a 21st Century Lobster Trap that supports “UPSTREAM-SUSTAINABILITY” of our lobster stock. This refers
Ulnooweg, pronounced [Ul-noo-wegg], is a Mi’kmaq word which broadly translated means: “to make indigenous or to adapt beliefs, customs, etc. of the Mi’kmaq”. In this context, Ulnooweg Development Group would translate to an “Indigenized” Development Group incorporating the beliefs, customs, values, etc. of the Mi’kmaq
Ultra Maritime
Since 1947, Ultra Maritime has been delivering sophisticated, cost-effective and innovative solutions to the defence, aerospace and industrial markets across Canada, as well as internationally. Based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Ultra Maritime earned its reputation as a world leader in the development and manufacture of solutions for
Wittaya Aqua
Intelligent Tools for the Aquaculture Industry: from Ingredients to Feed to Animals. Aquaculture has emerged as the most sustainable and highly scalable form of protein production, but it is not without challenges. Disease, feed waste, and increasing production costs are all barriers holding aquaculture from
Xeos Technologies Inc.
Xeos Technologies Inc. has been designing and manufacturing low power monitoring equipment for remote applications since our beginning in 2004. We provide reliable & innovative ways to track, monitor and control moorings, buoys and autonomous vehicles in harsh environments. With decades of design experience in
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