Canada’s Ocean Cluster

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, is an industry-led, national ocean cluster that receives funding from the Government of Canada’s Global Innovation Clusters program. The Ocean Cluster is tapping the combined strengths of the industries operating in Canada’s oceans, fisheries, aquaculture, bioresources, defence, marine renewables and offshore resources, shipping, and ocean technology. The Ocean Cluster is bringing its members and partners together to accelerate the development and commercialization of globally-relevant ocean solutions and advancing Canada’s position as a global leader in ocean development. Building on its momentum, the Ocean Cluster will continue bringing together companies of all sizes, academia, investors, regional innovation hubs, and governments to work together to grow our nation’s ocean economy to $220 billion by 2035, which is 5X the growth potential in ocean in Canada.

Program Streams and Goals:

  • Scaled Ocean Energy – Greening Canada’s economy by accelerating Canada’s renewable ocean energy industries.
  • Sustainable Seafood – Increasing the provision and security of sustainable food from ocean-based sources.
  • Future of Ocean Transportation – Driving marine decarbonization by transforming vessel efficiency, autonomy, and powering.
  • Ocean Climate Solutions – Accelerating the delivery of innovations that mitigate climate change.
  • AI Ocean Program: Encouraging new investment into ocean AI solutions and accelerating the adoption of AI by Canadian ocean companies.
  • Ecosystem development: Supporting the scale-up of companies and commercialization of innovative products and building a larger and more diverse ocean workforce.