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OceansAdvance is the voice of the Newfoundland and Labrador Ocean Technology Innovation Cluster.

In 2005, a group of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Research, Academic, Industry and Government leaders converged to create an ocean technology cluster management organization. Its initial mission was to unite and excite the development of an ocean technology sector in NL, by aligning industry, academia, research and government toward a shared long-term vision of economic diversification.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Ocean Technology sector is comprised of companies, institutions, and organizations dedicated to ocean and marine-related technology, education, training, research and development, promotion, delivery and application. The technology is used to deliver solutions and generate efficiencies through safe and sustainable exploration, development, monitoring and use of ocean resources.

Those engaged in the blue economy include world-renowned institutions and companies providing solutions for energy development, fisheries and aquaculture, ocean observation and monitoring, transportation, climate change adaptation, marine recreation and tourism, and defence and security.

Today, OceansAdvance’s membership consists of more than 90 export-driven companies; research and technology organizations; highly engaged municipal, provincial and federal governments plus a number of post-secondary academic institutes and trade associations focused on producing the next generation of ocean leaders.

As the organization representing one of Canada’s most dynamic innovation clusters, OceansAdvance is led by groups of professionals who spearhead cutting-edge oceans research; who have award-winning and growing expertise in operating safely and efficiently in Arctic marine conditions; who are leaders in the global Blue Economy; and who lead an impressive innovation ecosystem.