Ocean technologies

The ocean technology sector is an advanced technology industry focused on products that work in or use the ocean. Canadian companies are world leaders in fields such as hull design, system electronics, sonar technologies, and computer-aided manufacturing. Particular industry key competency areas include sonar systems, training and simulation products and services, combat systems integration, advanced surveillance and mapping systems, integrated logistics and support systems, and a variety of maintenance and fabrication capabilities in direct support of the Royal Canadian Navy fleet.

The Canadian sector is composed of small, highly international companies with dual or multiple use technologies that they sell into various markets. The sector is part of the modern ocean economy and serves various wealth generating ocean industries including, Marine transportation; Defence and security; Coastal and ocean management; Fisheries and aquaculture; Offshore oil and gas exploration, development and production; Seabed mining & Ocean renewable energy.

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Sector reports

Sector reports
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Offshore renewable energy market in IrelandIreland2021
Shipbuilding and ocean technologies market in GermanyGermany2020


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The Global Water ChallengeMarch 26 -
October 12, 2022
Canadian Ocean Tech delegation to SMM HamburgSeptember 6-9, 2022HamburgGermany


Article title Publication date International region Sector
Croatia's research may smooth the way for Canadian firm's quieter propellersMay 20, 2021Europe; North America; United States of America and MexicoIndustrial machinery; Ocean technologies; Science and technology; Transportation
Eye Researcher Sees Benefits of Business NetworkingApril 25, 2021Europe; North AmericaChemicals; Life sciences; Ocean technologies; Science and technology
U.S. offshore wind power projects hold promise for Canada's ocean technology firmsNovember 4, 2020Europe; North America; United States of America and MexicoClean technologies; Ocean technologies; Professional services
Q&A: Advice from trade commissioners in the Europe UnionSeptember 23, 2020Europe; North AmericaAgriculture and processed foods; Arts and cultural industries; Clean technologies; Fish and seafood; Information and communications technologies; Ocean technologies
VideosOctober 16, 2015Asia Pacific; Europe; North AmericaAerospace; Agriculture and processed foods; Automotive; Chemicals; Clean technologies; Consumer products; Defence and security; Fish and seafood; Forestry and wood products; Industrial machinery; Information and communications technologies; Infrastructure; Life sciences; Mining; Ocean technologies; Oil and gas; Transportation; Wine, beer and spirits
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