Opportunity Runs Deep
Monday, February 26, 2018
Built for ocean technology.
There’s a place - within steps of office and workshop space - where technology meets the ocean. Where ideas come to life and technical advancements are made. A place where business relationships are formed and collaboration is fostered.
The Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship, or COVE, is a collaborative facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector. Where ocean technologies in various industries — from energy, fisheries and aquaculture, to marine transportation, defence, and tourism — are realized.
Built for ocean technology
Located on a prime waterfront location on one of the largest natural harbours in the world, COVE is home to local and global ocean technology, post-secondary institutions, researchers, and marine-based and service businesses driving the ocean sector. Members of COVE have unparalleled access to the ocean, shared facilities and some of the leading minds in ocean technology.
The Ocean – a well of opportunity
In Nova Scotia, not only has our coastline been shaped by the ocean, but our people and businesses have been too. Whether harnessing its energy potential, exploring its depths, patrolling its boundaries, or leveraging its ability to connect the world, we understand what it takes to succeed in the oceans industries.
A place for established businesses
The amenities available to tenants of COVE include electronics fabrication and testing facilities, mechanical fabrication space, office space, storage spaces, water tanks, waterside marine services for small and large vessels, and shared services such as reception, meeting and conference rooms, and a large multipurpose room for training and events.
Learn more about the impact to be made at COVE.
A place for start-ups
The Start-up Yard at COVE helps early-stage ocean technology companies commercialize their products and services in the global marketplace. This includes programs, incubation space and services, funding, shared equipment, expertise and mentoring.
Learn more about the Start-up Yard at COVE.
The Nova Scotia advantage
COVE is in close proximity to major ocean research institutes and world-leading academic institutions, including:
- The Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) is Canada’s largest centre for oceans studies and science and houses more than 600 scientists, engineers and technicians.
- DRDC Atlantic is one of eight research centres located across Canada with a unique combination of expertise and facilities to carry out world-class science and technology research.
- Dalhousie University – An internationally recognized university, attracting more than 18,800 students around the world, Dalhousie blends transformation academic programs with pioneering research on Canada’s East Coast. Initiatives and partnerships under Dalhousie include:
- Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) brings together researchers and institutes from both sides of the North Atlantic to understand our changing ocean and create safe, sustainable solutions for development.
- Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) supports interdisciplinary research and development at Canadian universities, providing training and work experience to mobilize scientific knowledge, technology and people.
- The Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) in Ocean Science and Technology is based at Dalhousie University and works closely with COVE and MEOPAR.
- Nova Scotia Community College Ivany Campus is home to the college’s Oceans Technology Advanced Diploma program, which attracts bright minds and technical thinkers.
The future of the ocean economy
Experience it for yourself. We invite you to visit Nova Scotia. In just one day, we’ll introduce you to who you need to know—from government partners to operational support experts, to university faculty. We have people on the ground in all regions of Nova Scotia, as well as a network of global connections.
Nova Scotia has ocean experts, innovative infrastructure, and a culture of collaboration. We are built for ocean technology.