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On the water and around the world, COVE propels the ocean economy.

COVE is where ideas become solutions, technologies become ventures and opportunities become careers. We connect people, ideas, resources and assets to propel solutions and sustainable growth for Canada’s ocean sector.

What We Offer

All Things Ocean

Discover and grow with expansive access to a diverse network of partners,
collaborators, investors, researchers, employers, technicians, and mentors,
representing every sector of the ocean economy.

Your Journey in Ocean Tech

Start Ups

COVE Start-up Yard helps early-stage companies commercialize their ocean technologies and succeed in the global marketplace. Start-ups grow stronger, faster, with acceleration programs, incubation space and services, funding, shared equipment, expertise and mentoring. Start-up Yard is operated by Invest Nova Scotia.


Small- and medium-sized enterprises benefit from collaborative spaces, shared equipment, workshops, machine shop and marine services, wharves, and direct ocean access to create new and sustainable solutions for regional, national and global ocean challenges.


Multinational organizations at COVE have access to the supply chain, developing business opportunities with small technology companies, and the ocean R&D community.

Research Institutes

At COVE, world-leading research institutes have access to shared infrastructure, marine services, government agencies and industry to develop solutions for enhanced technological advances that measure the blue planet.

Talent Development

COVE addresses workforce development issues in the marine industry to help develop and establish an innovative, sustainable and diverse globally-competitive marine industry.

Contact Us
Discover your opportunities in ocean tech with COVE.