Canada's Ocean Cluster

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

Expected economic impact
GDP impact over 10 years (in billions) Job creation over 10 years
More than $14 billion More than 3,000 jobs

Program Streams:

  • 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

Canada's cluster projects

Read the Ocean 2020-2021 annual report

Contact information

Website: Ocean Supercluster