PROGRAM

Theme: Blue Economy

 

Monday, June 7, 2021

 
Program time zone is Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT).
10:00 – 10:10
Welcome and Opening Comments
Paul Yeatman, Chair, OTCNS
10:15 – 14:00
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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14:15 – 16:30
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.

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15:30
Day 1 Ends
 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

 
Program time zone is Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT).
10:00 – 10:15
Day 2 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Melanie Nadeau, CEO, COVE; The Honourable Iain Rankin, Premier of Nova Scotia;
10:15 – 13:00
COVE Demo Days
COVE – Where the best ideas in ocean technology come to life! The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) is the hub for ocean technology innovation. 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

 
Program time zone is Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT).
10:00 – 10:10
Day 3 Welcome
10:10 – 11:00
Ocean Electrification
Moderator:  Krista Phillips, Climate Change & Clean Transportation Strategist, Nova Scotia Department of Energy & Mines; Panelists:  Chris Wright P.Eng, Chief Technology Officer, Canal Marine & Industrial Inc.; Mandar Avsare, Acting Manager, TC Innovation Centre Marine RD&D group; Sue Molloy, P.Eng., PhD. Owner, Glas Ocean Electric;

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11:00 – 11:10
Break
11:10 – 12:00
Skills and Workforce
Moderator:  Chris Bourque, Executive Director, Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia; Panelists:  Kes Morton, Project Co-lead, Ocean Allies Project; Rick Alexander, Director, Youth and Strategic Initiatives, Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education; Dr. Sherry Scully, Principal, SES Workforce Research and Consulting; Tanya Lush, Director of Workforce Development, COVE Workforce; Tara Mascarenhas, Director of Programs, Students on Ice;

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12:00 – 12:10
Break
12:10 – 13:00
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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13:00 – 13:10
Break
13:10 – 14:00
Space and the Ocean
Moderator:  Harvey Doane, Vice President Strategic Development, Maritime Launch Services; Panelists:  Dr. Anya Waite, Scientific Director & CEO, Ocean Frontier Institute and Dalhousie University Associate Vice-President Research (Ocean); Jeremy Hansen, Canadian Astronaut; Dr. Jyotika Virmani, Executive Director, Schmidt Ocean Institute;

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Monday, June 7 – Friday, June 18

Virtual B2B meetings
This program was last updated: June 3, 2021.