Newfoundland and Labrador - a rare find

Ocean Technology

The ocean and its resources are central to life in Newfoundland and Labrador. As key industries such as the fishery and oil & gas have sought to increase efficiency and mitigate risks, local researchers and companies have developed solutions. From sensors and optics to ocean observation and simulation testing and training, there is deep expertise in researching challenges and creating real-world solutions.


Sensors and Optics
It’s essential to know what your equipment is doing – whether that’s continuous monitoring or regular inspections.

Training for everyday and emergency situations can be tested without the risk of real-world scenarios.

Ocean Observation
Sea states, currents, salinity, temperature, and ice – companies are using manned, remote, and autonomous technologies to identify and mitigate risks on the world’s oceans.


Industrial Research Assistance Program
The National Research Council provides financial support for qualified small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada to undertake technology innovation.
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Funding for commercial, academic, and student research and development, ranging from proof of concept to commercialization.
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Business Investment Fund
Offered by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating within the province to increase their productivity and improve their competitiveness.

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World-class R&D and Shore Facilities

On the Doorstep of Major Oil & Gas Developments

Cluster of Researchers and Graduates

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Shelly Petten
Economic Development Officer


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The Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation (TCII) promotes the development of the province’s ocean technology industry.

Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6