Based in Atlantic Canada, the Ocean Cluster is tapping the combined strengths of the industries operating in Canada's oceans, including marine renewable energy, fisheries, aquaculture, oil and gas, defence, shipbuilding, transportation and ocean technology. By harnessing emerging technologies, this cluster is digitizing and optimizing marine operations, maximizing sustainable approaches to resources, and increasing safety for those operating in marine environments.
Total funding: up to $278M
Technology focus: Digital sensors and monitoring, autonomous marine vehicles, energy generation, automation, marine biotechnology and marine engineering technologies
Expected economic impact
|GDP impact over 10 years (in billions)||Job creation over 10 years|
|More than $14 billion||More than 3,000 jobs|
- Ocean Sensing and Characterization — Collaborative R&D projects to develop improved, reliable and scalable technologies for short-term/long-range ocean ecosystem
- Operational Intelligence — Develop monitoring observatories with real-time data integration
- Data Analysis and Visualization — Develop and advance digital twin concepts for use across ocean industries; and develop intelligent, highly automated technology in harvesting.
- Innovation Ecosystem — Support projects that will foster partnerships and facilitate interactions
Website: Ocean Supercluster