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Collaboration is a key component of Canada’s thriving ocean startup ecosystem

By: Natasha Legay, Senior Program Coordinator at the Ocean Startup Project Innovative startup teams are developing cutting-edge technologies that are reimagining a more sustainable future with the potential to change the world. So what can leaders in the innovation space do to better support the growth and development of entrepreneurs? They can explore and create more opportunities for

Canadian and Global Community Unite Around Ocean in June

June has been a very busy ocean month. It has been so amazing to get out and meet people in the ocean community all over the world after many, many months of zoom calls and virtual connections. A virtual coffee chat does not compare to the ability to sit outside next to the water in

Careers in Canada’s Ocean Economy

The Opportunity for Rewarding Contributions to Canada’s Sustainable Development of the Ocean Submitted by: Melody Pardoe, Chief Engagement Officer, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster When Canadians think about the ocean, what comes to mind? Unique and rewarding careers that span everything from robotics to data analysis to clean energy, or do they think of whale watching, sea

Two-Eyed Seeing for a Sustainable Blue Economy

Ralph Eldridge, Indigenous Engagement Lead, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster Leah Beveridge & Shelley Denny, Two-Eyed Seeing Advisory Committee Members Canada’s Ocean Economy is experiencing transformative growth. It has never been so essential to balance ocean health and productivity into a single priority, and as we look to sustainability models, we must use both eyes. A priority


By: Ruth Mojeed Ramirez, Chief Equity Officer of The Inclusion Project I recently became a citizen of Canada. During my first few days in Canada, I found many reasons to be grateful to be here. In pursuit of better economic and academic prospects, I left a blossoming career in communications and public relations in my

Canada’s Ocean Startup Ecosystem can lead the world in the Blue Economy

By: Don Grant, Executive Director, Ocean Startup Project & Richard Egli, Managing Director at Alacrity Canada  Rife with disruptive and transformative technologies that are reshaping the way we interact with our oceans, Canada’s ocean startup ecosystem is quickly emerging as a leader in the Blue Economy. Innovators across the country have awakened to one of

Holiday Message – Message du temps des fêtes – 2021

Happy Holidays from Canada’s Ocean Supercluster! #OceanNation

Inclusive and sustainable economic growth means changing the way we work in our ocean

By: Kendra MacDonald, CEO, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster & Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, Candian Chamber of CommerceAs published in Toronto Star on Nov. 22, 2021 As the newly re-elected government prepares to lay out its legislative priorities in an upcoming Throne Speech, Canadians are eager to know how the policies they voted for will be brought to life.

Truth and Reconciliation

By: Ralph Eldridge, Indigenous Engagement Lead, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster Truth and Reconciliation are two very powerful words in the modern Canadian lexicon. Separately, they sit as idle words but when paired they represent a dark past, a painful present, and a country’s continuing effort to make reparations with its Indigenous peoples. This week, for the

The Changing Tide

By: Aaron Stevenson, CEO, Ashored Inc. It is an exciting time to be in ocean technology in Canada and particularly in Blue Tech, which I describe as the intersection of marine sciences, technology, and industry.  It is born out of the growing body of knowledge that looks at the big picture in studying the ways,