Ocean Connector Event

An Ocean Connector event is being held at the COVE facility from 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm on 29th September, 2016. This is an open invitation and everyone is invited to participate. It is a great opportunity to take a tour of COVE and learn more about how it is progressing.

The Ocean Connector will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room, 2nd floor of the South Building, 27 Parker street, Dartmouth. Following a presentation and discussion, there will be tours of the COVE site. Note that access to the multi-purpose room and the full site tour requires use of stairs. Please come dressed for the weather and with sturdy footwear.

COVE, the Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship, is a collaborative facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector. This hub of activity will be home to local and global ocean technology businesses, post-secondary institutions, researchers as well as marine-based and service businesses that support the ocean sector. Members of COVE will have unparalleled access to the ocean, shared facilities and some of the leading minds in the sector. Start-ups will benefit from mentoring in the Start-Up Yard, the proposed on-site incubator.

COVE is at the centre of Nova Scotia’s globally recognized ocean cluster, located in the former Coast Guard Facility on Halifax Harbour. The COVE site features extensive marine facilities with two large, deep-water piers, office space, an incubator and space for shops and labs. COVE is a place where innovations will be developed and brought to market. It’s a place where start-ups will be inspired and guided. It is a working facility for ocean enterprises with access to water and testing facilities.

Members are advised to email Katie Cook of Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE) to confirm attendance.

France and Canada: Doing Business Together in Naval Defence and Security

On June 28 industry members and stakeholders from France and Atlantic Canada will come together at the Delta Barrington, Halifax for an industry-focused seminar and business-to-business program to learn about the naval defence and security clusters and opportunities for joint collaboration. The event will provide an opportunity for suppliers/buyers (SMEs and prime contractors), key decision makers, and government stakeholders to network and learn about possible partnership opportunities within this key industry sector.

The event opens at 7.45 am with a continental breakfast. Speeches and presentations start at 8.15 am and Business-to-Business meetings at 10.20 am. Lunch will be provided.

About the French Delegation

A number of French companies and organisations have been confirmed to attend the industry day, including those listed below.




Advance registration for the seminar and the optional Business-to-Business meeting component is required. Please register online on or before June 20th. If you do not wish to post sensitive information on SurveyMonkey, please register via email to Lisa Clory at the AAADA.

ADIANS Members - Invitation to UUV Presentation

The Royal United Services Institute of Nova Scotia (RUSI) invites you and members of your organization to hear a presentation by Dr John Osler, Chief Scientist, Atlantic Research Centre, Defence Research & Development Canada (DRDC), Wednesday, 8 June 2016. Dr Osler will speak about Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV). These and other unmanned systems are increasingly envisioned as (and becoming) a major capability for the Canadian Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies, whether operated as stand-alone units or integrated into platforms such as warships.

The meeting will start at noon/1200 hours at the Royal Artillery Park Officers' Mess with an informal no-host get together, followed by the talk at 12:30 pm/1230 hours, then questions and answers, to finish about 1:30 pm/1330 hours. Sandwiches and cookies will be available at a small charge. There is no need to confirm attendance and guests are welcome.

Open Invitation To "Skilled Futures in Oceans"

In support of Oceans Week, Skills Canada - Nova Scotia invites you to attend Skilled Futures in Oceans on June 10, 2016. Skilled Futures in Oceans is a one-day career exploration event for junior and senior high school students to explore innovative, technology-focused careers in the ever-growing Oceans sector through interactive workshops. Workshops include:

Tour Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Arts & Social Sciences Building (meet in Front Lobby), Dalhousie University, 6135 University Avenue, Halifax.

RSVP: Please RSVP to Brennan Laite, preferably prior to 3rd June if possible.

Skills Canada - Nova Scotia (SCNS) is a not-for-profit organization, providing opportunities for Nova Scotian youth to explore skilled trades and technologies, discover their passions, and strive for excellence through a range of programs; made possible by partnerships with industry, government, and education.