PROGRAM

Theme: Blue Economy

 

Monday, June 7, 2021

10:00 – 10:10
Welcome and Opening Comments
Paul Yeatman, Chair, OTCNS
10:10 – 13:30
Ocean Outlook 2021
The Ocean Outlook at H2O: Home to Overseas 2021 will be the second of this annual collaboration event focusing on strengthening public-private partnerships in ocean research, innovation, operations, knowledge transfer and IP commercialization, bringing attention to national challenges and helping to focus the path to their solutions.

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13:30 – 15:30
Discussion Groups
Various government departments, from the Ocean Outlook session, will be available on the platform to interact with conference delegates and discuss in more details ideas presented at the Ocean Outlook session.
15:30
Day 1 Ends
 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

10:00 – 10:05
Day 2 Welcome
10:05 – 13:00
COVE Demo Days
COVE – Where the best ideas in ocean technology come to life! The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) is a collaborative facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector. Their mission is to propel the ocean economy by providing high quality marine infrastructure and a collaborative space in which a community of ocean enterprises can start, grow and prosper. COVE’s primary goal is to support ocean technology commercialization.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

10:00 – 10:05
Day 3 Welcome
10:05 – 10:50
Ocean Electrification
Moderator:  Krista Phillips, Climate Change & Clean Transportation Strategist, Nova Scotia Department of Energy & Mines; Panelists:  Sue Molloy, P.Eng., PhD. Owner, Glas Ocean Electric; Mandar Avsare, Acting Manager, TC Innovation Centre Marine RD&D group; Chris Wright P.Eng, Chief Technology Officer, Canal Marine & Industrial Inc.

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10:50 – 11:00
Break
11:00 – 11:45
Skills and Workforce
Moderator:  Chris Bourque, Executive Director, Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia

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11:45 – 11:55
Break
11:55 – 12:50
International Engagement Panel
Moderator:  Christine Smith, Atlantic Regional Director, Global Affairs Canada; Panelists:  David Golding, Head of North America and Global Networks, Innovate UK; Liam Curran, Senior Technologist - Marine, Water and Wastewater Technologies, Enterprise Ireland; Tobias (Toby) Stapleton, Vice President,Marine and Oceanographic Network, Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA

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12:50 – 13:00
Break
13:00 – 13:45
Space and the Ocean
Moderator:  Harvey Doane, International Business Development Executive, Nova Scotia Business Inc.; Panelists:  Dr. Jyotika Virmani, Executive Director, Schmidt Ocean Institute; Jeremy Hansen, Canadian Astronaut; Dr. Anya Waite, Scientific Director & CEO, Ocean Frontier Institute and Dalhousie University Associate Vice-President Research (Ocean)

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13:45
Day 3 ends
 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

10:00 – 10:05
Day 4 Welcome
10:05 – 13:00
COVE Demo Days
COVE – Where the best ideas in ocean technology come to life! The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) is a collaborative facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector. Their mission is to propel the ocean economy by providing high quality marine infrastructure and a collaborative space in which a community of ocean enterprises can start, grow and prosper. COVE’s primary goal is to support ocean technology commercialization.

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Monday, June 7 – Friday, June 18

Virtual B2B meetings
This program was last updated: May 6, 2021.

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