Canada’s Ocean Supercluster Launches New Ocean Climate Solutions

Call for Proposals Process Now Open

Today, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC) launched its new Ocean Climate Solutions Program Call for Proposals. This Call for Proposals is a dedicated initiative aimed at identifying, supporting, and amplifying ocean projects that present tangible and scalable commercial solutions to address the multifaceted challenges of climate change.

The undeniable impacts of climate change have underscored the urgency of finding innovative and impactful solutions that will have an impact on the planet, people, and economy. To help navigate this, the OSC has launched its Ocean Climate Solutions Program to utilize the power of collective action and the potential for groundbreaking ideas to shape the trajectory of our planet.

The Ocean Climate Solutions Call is a deadline driven, competitive opportunity for collaborative project consortiums that wish to co-invest with the OSC. These ocean solutions will not only help protect our planet and create sustainable economy, but they will also help industry access and acquire the capability Canadian companies need now to become and stay globally competitive.

Applications that fall under one of the following program themes are welcomed:

  • Solutions for ocean-based carbon capture and sequestration
  • Ocean bioresource development
  • Global ocean observation capabilities
  • Innovative finance, insurance, marketplaces, or computational modelling products and services
  • Additional commercial concepts welcomed including human adaptation, coastal resiliency, and marine decarbonization

The deadline for submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Ocean Climate Solutions Program Call for Proposals is December 6, 2023, at 8:00PM Atlantic | 7:00PM Eastern | 4:00pmPM Pacific. Full program guidelines can be found here.

The OSC will offer a public virtual information session for this program on Monday October 23rd at 1pm Atlantic/ 12 pm Eastern/ 9am Pacific to review the details of the program and respond to questions. If you would like to attend, please register here. The session will be recorded and posted on the Ocean Climate Solutions Call program webpage for those who cannot attend.

About Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC)

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster accelerates the development and commercialization of made-in-Canada ocean solutions in energy transition, food security, future of transport, and climate change while also growing more companies, creating more jobs, and attracting ocean talent. As Canada’s national ocean cluster, the OSC is a convenor of members, partners, and networks and a catalyst for transformative growth that helps build the robust ecosystem needed to help realize Ambition 2035 – a 5X growth potential in ocean in Canada by 2035. To date, the OSC has approved more than 90 projects with a total value of more than $400 million which will deliver more than 200 new made-in-Canada ocean products, processes, and services to sell to the world. For more information visit

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Nancy Andrews
Canada’s Ocean Supercluster


“Today we are launching Canada’s Ocean Supercluster’s new program called the Ocean Climate Solutions Program. Through this call for proposals program, we will continue to take action and accelerate the development and commercialization of solutions that help grow more companies, expand market potential, and contribute to the health of our planet. Together with industry, we will co-invest in ocean projects that offer tangible and scalable commercial approaches to address the multifaceted aspects of climate change and support Canada’s climate targets.” – Kendra MacDonald, CEO, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster