We’re making a big splash this June

Join us for the premier event of on-water demonstrations of the latest and most innovative new ocean technologies at COVE Demo Day!

COVE Demo Day is an all-day event at COVE featuring interactive and engaging demonstrations from world-leading ocean technology innovators. The Halifax Harbour will be a flurry of activity with 25 demonstrations taking place right off COVE docks throughout the program. During the event, watch ocean technology advances in action, including live demonstrations of COVE’s award-winning subsea platform, Stella Maris, tour the facility, and discover the collaborative nature of COVE with over 60 companies in the COVE community.

About COVE

COVE, the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship, is a high-tech innovation hub for Canada’s ocean sector. COVE is where growth, opportunity, and technical advances in ocean tech happen. COVE is home to a community of ocean tech companies who are creating the world’s next practical, commercial and revolutionary ocean tech advances. Its location, partnerships, and community make COVE the best place in the world to bring ocean research, business, and technology together. Located in what was once the Canadian Coast Guard facility on Halifax Harbour, the COVE site features extensive marine facilities with two large, deep-water piers and easy access to wharfside infrastructure. COVE is a logical location for demonstrating the most innovative new ocean technology products. COVE Demo Day expands on those natural assets to provide the ultimate hands-on display and showcase for cutting-edge products and services.

The Demo Day event begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 16

With 10+ high-quality demonstrations presented live from COVE, we are expecting upwards of 300 attendees for this must-see event showcasing the best in Canada’s ocean technology ecosystem.

Read more: The premier event for the ocean tech sector returns to Halifax


Event Schedule

Opening Ceremonies begin
Speaker: Melanie Nadeau
Emcee: Jennifer LaPlante
10:15 – 11:15
On-Water Showcase
Sma’knis Maritime Safety & Security
IBM (Mayflower)
Stella Maris
11:15 – 13:00
Tech Alley
Featuring: Hexsor Scientific, HonuWorx Ltd., Blue Lion Labs, Engage Creative Technologies, Katchi Tech, Chelsea, Nature Metrics, and Kognitiv Spark
Stella Maris
Floating Playpen
Featuring: Rockland Scientific, Enginuity Inc., Ocean Sonics, Aquatec Group, Pro-Oceanus, Resqunit, Kognitiv Spark, SubC Imaging, LeeWay Marine, and IBM’s Mayflower
The Bays
Featuring: CEOTR, SEATAC, Dartmouth Ocean Technologies Inc. (DOT), Kraken Robotics, Voltai, Precise Design, and Sensor Technology
Lunch provided starting at 12:00 PM
13:00 – 14:00
On-Water Showcase
Titan Maritime
Deep Trekker
JASCO Applied Sciences
Rosborough Boats
Demo Day concludes