Oceanology International Americas Chosen By Canadians To Demonstrate Leadership In Ocean Tech Sector
San Diego-based event for ocean technology, engineering and science, Oceanology International Americas (OiA) is pleased to announce a Canada Pavilion where companies from the United States’ northern neighbor will showcase a thriving ocean technology sector.
Canada’s ocean tech sector consists of highly international companies with dual or multiple use technologies that they sell in different markets. The sector is part of the modern maritime economy and serves various wealth-creating maritime industries including maritime transport; defense and security; coastal and marine management; fisheries and aquaculture; offshore oil and gas exploration, development and production; Seabed Mining & Marine Renewable Energy.
Canada has one of the longest coastlines in the world, so its important place in the marine economy is natural. The country’s marine industry supports these natural gifts and is building an international reputation for marine observation, bringing together designers, manufacturers, experts and innovators to bring their latest products and services to areas such as underwater acoustics and imaging, marine communications and navigation, and robotics to introduce arctic technologies and sensors.
The country also leads the world in the number of ocean-related supporting resources, including research institutes, centers of excellence, universities, researchers and facilities.
Bridget Archibald, Export Development Executive at Invest Nova Scotia, who will lead the Canada Pavilion at OiA, is delighted to be able to showcase a range of Canadian companies and their ocean-related capabilities to an interested international audience to be We are bringing our contingent of 20 exhibitors to San Diego in February. These companies will be supported by about 10 exciting newer companies who have joined the delegation and will accompany the show. In total, we expect a delegation of over 50 people to attend OiA with us, including partners: the Canadian government and marine ecosystem organizations.”
A must-visit exhibitor within the Canada Pavilion is The Launch, a center for innovation, discovery and leadership at the Fisheries and Marine Institute at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The Director of The Launch, Kelley Santos, who will be attending OI, says: “The Launch is strategically located in Holyrood, NL, at the southernmost point of the Labrador Current, bordering some of the coldest and most pristine waters on the planet and providing access to deep Water, research and development in the cold ocean, almost all year round. OiA gives us a great opportunity to showcase the benefits of working in our safe, reliable environment near the Arctic to the US and other markets.”
eSonar Inc., a co-exhibitor at the Canadian Pavilion, will demonstrate the sheer diversity of Canada’s marine leadership, enhancing access to underwater environmental data with advanced knowledge of sonar and underwater acoustics. eSonar technologies help improve catch rates for target species, protect endangered marine mammals, save fuel, reduce trawling time and monitor equipment.
Canada has had a very positive experience attending Oceanology International shows – the country last exhibited at Oi London in March and followed a similar trade pavilion approach, Bridget Archibald continues: “OiA gives us the same opportunity in North America by It helps companies create new relationships in this market, re-engage with international audiences and deepen existing ones. San Diego is an ocean city and has an amazing blue economy. It has thousands of companies and organizations involved in marine, ocean, subsea and blue tech fields. San Diego has a large port, naval bases, world-renowned research facilities and is a hotspot for start-up culture, investors and incubators – a real hotbed for entrepreneurial activity.”
In the Canada Pavilion, visitors can speak to experts from over 20 companies in just minutes. To get the ball rolling on networking activities, all OiA exhibitors and visitors are invited to a meet and greet event in the Canada Pavilion on Tuesday, February 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Source: Oceanology International