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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
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) works to create opportunities for economic growth in the region by helping businesses become more competitive, innovative and productive, by working with diverse communities to develop and diversify local economies, and by championing the strengths of Atlantic Canada.
Aquatec designs award-winning instruments, technology, services, and custom underwater measurement, monitoring, and communication solutions. Its diverse portfolio features a range of standard products created to measure physical oceanographic and subsea process parameters, including temperature, depth, turbidity, and suspended sediment; as well as custom systems for
Blue Lion Labs Ltd.
Blue Lion Labs is a Canadian startup providing artificial intelligence analysis software for water quality issues with an initial focus on monitoring and predicting harmful algal blooms.Our solution (Plankton AI) uses computer vision and machine learning to automate slow, expensive and inaccurate laboratory identification of
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
Cellula Robotics Ltd.
In 2001, our president, Eric Jackson, founded Cellula Robotics Ltd., known as “Cellula”.  Since 2001, Cellula has grown to become a world leading engineering solutions company that specializes in the turnkey design and production of subsea robotic systems. Headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia, Cellula employs
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
We Support Oceanographic & Geophysical Research in Atlantic Canada The Coastal Environmental Observation Technology and Research (CEOTR) group, based at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, is comprised of qualified personnel with expertise in instrument support, field logistics, glider operations and data management. CEOTR has extensive
CFN Consultants (Atlantic) Inc.
CFN Consultants (Atlantic) Inc. is a partnership of retired senior military officers and government public servants and their associated industry colleagues who have worked with Canadian federal and provincial governments in industry sectors including aerospace and defence, security, environment, marine industries, and ocean technology. With
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
Founded in 2004, Enginuity is a creative engineering and design house in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Built on a foundation of harsh environment expertise, Enginuity provides engineering and new product design to clients across the Eastern Seaboard of North America.   With an average age of
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
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
Hawboldt Industries
Hawboldt Industries designs and builds made-to-order deck equipment that is optimized for size, space, performance, and cost. Hawboldt works with vessel owners and designers in the ocean science, workboat, oil & gas, national defense, and general shipbuilding industries.
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
Invest Nova Scotia
Invest Nova Scotia is Nova Scotia’s business development agency that works to promote economic growth and community economic development in the province by enabling business, innovation and entrepreneurship.   We are Nova Scotians supporting businesses small and large; new and new to our province.  
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
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 was founded in 2015 by former navy professionals who saw an opportunity to put their unique skills and decades of experience to use in the private sector. In the years since, we’ve grown into the most experienced, like-minded, highly capable team in the
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,

“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.

MacDonald Hallet Ocean Protection Group
Innovative Engineering located at The Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) ​
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
<strong>Maritime Hydraulic</strong>
Maritime Hydraulic is a professional design, manufacturing, research, development, and testing company. We specialize in supplying custom hydraulic components and systems to a variety of heavy industries around the world. With our fully diversified conventional and CNC machine shops we are able manufacture customized equipment
Leading the way in innovation, Merinov is Canada’s largest integrated center for applied research in fishing, aquaculture, and the processing and development of aquatic products. Merinov draws on the talent and creativity of its employees to help companies become more competitive through technological innovation and
Mersey Consulting
Mersey Consulting specializes in ocean technology and clean energy project development and implementation. With over 25 years of technical and project management experience, our team works with technology and project developers to demonstrate and commercialize clean energy technology by providing a range of services and
MetOcean Telematics Ltd.
A leader in the satellite communications industry, MetOcean Telematics provides complete end-to-end telematics services, with a focus on niche MetOcean solutions and custom Defence & Security products.
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 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
Oneka Technologies
Oneka Technologies’ mission is to make the oceans a sustainable and affordable source of water for coastal communities and industries facing water scarcity. To achieve this, we have developed desalination solutions that exclusively use wave energy to turn sea water into drinking water. Unlike conventional
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,
Resqunit Canada Inc.
Resqunit Canada Inc, a subsidiary of Scandinavian Resqunit AB, is proud to introduce our innovative recovery system for crab and lobster traps to the international market. Located in COVE, Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as Sweden and Norway,our team is excited to provide the first
Rising Tide Bioacoustics
Rising Tide BioAcoustics provides underwater acoustic solutions for: fish deterrence and guidance environmental monitoring environmentally friendly methods of improving the efficiency and reducing bycatch of commercial fishing operations. control/eradication of invasive species. Our acoustic technology can reduce the environmental impact and operating costs of various
Rockland Scientific
Rockland Scientific is dedicated to the measurement of turbulent flow in the marine environment. They provide measurement services, assist with technical questions and consult on the design of measurement campaigns, experimental instrumentation, and data collection and processing.  They are a thriving ocean technology company headquartered in Victoria, with
ROMOR Ocean Solutions
35 years of international marine technology brokerage and advanced application knowledge in Fisheries, Defense, Energy and Science. ROMOR delivers solutions for scientists, engineers, and technology innovators who deploy complex systems in challenging Marine, Freshwater and Ocean environments.At ROMOR, we can help you:1. Define the project
SEAMOR Marine Ltd.
 At SEAMOR Marine, we research, develop, and manufacture the world’s most reliable, versatile & powerful underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). For more than 30 years our innovative advancements in underwater remotely operated vehicles have changed the way the world sees the deep. SEAMOR Marine traces
Affiliated with Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), SEATAC is an ocean technology applied research and development centre. With access to NSCC’s specialized equipment and facilities, our engineers and technicians design, build, deploy and test products to help small- and medium-sized enterprises get to the next stage of
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
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.
Spiri Robotics
We make the Spiri Mu drone, an autonomous UAS, as well as the Spiri Host laptop, and we offer data analysis and other services via the Spiri Cloud. Operating out of Canada and the United States, we provide smart drones and services around the world.
Thales Canada
A Canadian leader in research and technology, Thales Canada combines over 50 years of experience with the talent of over 2,000 skilled people located coast-to-coast. Thales Canada offers leading capabilities in the defence, urban rail, civil aviation, digital identity and security sectors, meeting the most
Titan Maritime
Full-service marine provider with a fleet of capable vessels ready to take on any project.
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
Virtual Marine
We help coxswains train and practice in real weather conditions and for real emergencies, safely. We are Virtual Marine. We deliver high fidelity simulation and training solutions improving the safety of personnel and assets; changing the face of maritime safety. Located in Newfoundland and Labrador
At Voltai we harvest energy from motion to help cargo vessels cut fuel costs and reduce emissions. We enable them to keep operating under the new emission regulations and to charge premium charter rates for reduced carbon footprint. We do this with a new type
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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