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Unleashing the Power of People

Navigating the sustainable ocean sector’s Talent Landscape towards Ambition 2035 By: Janelle Caballero | Director, Cluster Workforce Growth, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster In the collective potential ocean innovation presents for Canada, Ambition 2035 represents a 5X growth potential in ocean – for industry, communities, for workers – for our country. In May we came together with

Tech startups turn their attention to the blue economy

A reflection on the first-ever OceanFest event at Montreal’s Startupfest By: Nancy Andrews, Chief Engagement & Communications Officer, OSC and Amélie Desrochers, Executive Director, Novarium Every year, Startupfest brings thousands of founders and investors from across Canada and around the world to explore the latest in tech, emerging trends and opportunities, and also to pitch

Integrating Two-Eyed Seeing in the Blue Economy

Integrating Two-Eyed Seeing in the Blue Economy: Reflections from the Blue Generation During World Ocean’s Week By: Stephanie Hurlburt, Indigenous Program Lead, Clear Seas As an Indigenous Program Lead at Clear Seas, I had the privilege of bringing participants from our Indigenous Career Pivot Program and Indigenous Internship Program to World Ocean’s Week in New

Achieving Canada’s Ocean-Climate Solutions Ambition

By: Eric Siegel, Chief Innovation Officer, Ocean Frontier Institute & Executive in Residence, Creative Destruction Lab – Oceans Ocean innovators, investors, scientists, and the Canadian government are aligning to position Canada as the global leader in ocean-climate solutions. Earlier this year, the department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED) committed $125 million for Canada’s

Looking Ahead With Great Ambition

Kendra MacDonald, CEO, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster It’s been a busy fall with lots of exciting project milestones, new and expanded collaborations, and dialogue with our members. As an organization, part of our work has also been around preparing for our renewed mandate and all the opportunity that comes with it. Today, we have more than

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

By: Ralph Eldridge, Indigenous Engagement Lead, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster   National Day for Truth and Reconciliation By: Ralph Eldridge, Indigenous Engagement Lead, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster As a child, through the eyes of innocence, it was hard not to associate the term “holiday” with warm fuzzy feelings of celebration and togetherness; holiday celebrations that closed out

Canada’s Ocean Ambition: Shaping the next phase of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

By: Kendra MacDonald, CEO, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster Almost four years ago, I made a significant change in career direction to be able to be part of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster journey. As I reflect on the last four years, it has been an amazing journey so far. We set out with a big ambition, to change

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