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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,

Reflecting on a career in Canada’s ocean sector By: Glenn Blackwood, Vice President, Memorial University (Marine Institute)

Our ocean is a mighty and powerful thing. It’s a resource that is critical to our livelihoods and our existence. Whether you live in Newfoundland and Labrador like I do, or any coastal community in Canada, you will also know our ocean can be challenging but also one of our biggest opportunities. Every day, there

Celebrating Our Differences – Using Mentorship as a Tool for Growth, Inclusion, Equity

By: Ogaga Johnson, Technology Leadership Manager, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster & Industry Mentor with Ocean Allies Diversity, equity, and inclusion – in any sector – are critical to ensuring we have insights and perspectives from a diverse workforce while growing the ocean economy. Growth is limited when inclusion is absent, and to be world-leading, we must consider the opinions of

World Ocean Day 2021: One Ocean, One Climate, One Future – Together

World Ocean Day 2021: One Ocean, One Climate, One Future – Together By: Kendra MacDonald, CEO, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster You may have heard me speak more than once about the momentum that’s building, the opportunity ahead, and the role we all play in the future of our ocean – this is a message worth repeating.

OSC Current April 2021 – The Potential of Seaweed – Sabrena MacKenzie, Co-Founder of SeaChange Biochemistry

The global seaweed industry is vast, diverse, and is experiencing consistent and significant growth. Within the last decade, global annual harvests of seaweed increased from 19 million metric tonnes in 2010 to 36 million metric tonnes in 2018. Although production and consumption are currently driven by countries within Asia, demand across the globe for increased seaweed consumption,

Sea Beyond OSC Current – March 2021

Sea Beyond – The Case for Ocean Literacy in Canada By Tom Paddon, CEO, Vale NL Ltd. & Baffinland Iron Mines Ltd. In thirty years of being involved in businesses that revolved around shipping and the ocean I haven’t met anyone yet who doesn’t care about the environment.  But having frequently straddled the arenas of

OSC Current Blog – February 2021 – Paul Lansbergen and Timothy Kennedy

The federal government has just recently launched public consultations on a Blue Economy Strategy. This has been much anticipated since it was first mentioned in Ministerial mandate letters of December 2019. We are pleased to share some thoughts for readers to consider. Our vision is for Canada’s seafood sector to be nothing less than the

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