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OSC Current Blog – January 2021

Happy 2021!  There are many of us who breathed a collective sigh of relief as the first day of 2021 began.  While we continue to face significant challenges, there is much hope that the months ahead will start to bring greater normalcy, health and well-being, and a path to economic recovery. I am finding that

Video Blog From OSC Senior Management – November 19th, 2020

    Earlier this month marked 2 years since Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announced its contribution agreement. To mark the occasion, the senior management team provides some reflections on the journey so far.

Cybersecurity is a source of competitive advantage in our ocean sector

The pivotal event in our understanding of the urgency of prioritizing Cybersecurity is surely the attack that struck Maersk shipping in 2017. A.P. Moller-Maersk is the largest shipping company in the world. It is responsible for 20% of the world trade in containers.  Every 15 minutes on average a Maersk ship will come to port

The Hill Times – Canada’s an Ocean Nation

Bring on the narwhals, Canada!

Technology innovators and investors are no strangers to the label unicorn, which is what Silicon Valley calls small, high-growth tech companies when they reach $1-billion valuations. In Canada, those same high-growth firms are dubbed narwhals—after our ocean-dwelling unicorns. I see much enthusiasm and tremendous potential for narwhals in Canada’s ocean economy. Even with economic uncertainties

Diversity and Inclusion is our Corporate Culture

I am fortunate to call Canada home. As a Canadian, I think we often forget how inherently diverse we are as a population. I’m often telling international clients that in some of our larger cities, we can eat from a variety of cultures and for many of us – this is the new normal. But

Two-Eyed Seeing in the Ocean Economy – Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science Working Together – National Indigenous Peoples Day

Oceans are not only an important part of our lives, but our livelihood. As we look to build the ocean economy for the benefit of all Canadians, there is a balance we must achieve, a respect we must demonstrate, and a commitment to sustainability we must employ. The ocean has helped sustain us for generations.

Looking Ahead With Optimism By John Risley

To say the Atlantic Canadian economy needs a real shot in the arm now is an obvious understatement. The fishery is being hurt by low prices, the offshore oil industry by the same (and the resulting delays being announced for many capital projects) and the service industry generally all but shut down. I understand the

Weathering the storm – Staying healthy & safe amid COVID-19, and a look ahead to continued opportunities in ocean

Three weeks ago, I returned home after spending some time in British Columbia, energized with exciting ideas that would bring together our capabilities in ocean from coast to coast to coast, bringing us a step further in growing Canada’s leadership in sustainable ocean economic development. This was to be the focal point of this article

#EachforEqual – Celebrating and Empowering Women and Girls in Ocean

It’s International Women’s Day – an opportunity to reflect on the progress we’ve made to advance women’s rights around the world and time to look ahead at the incredible amount of work required to truly achieve a gender equal world.