ORCA Ocean Innovation & Technology Workshop and Oceans Outlook Day at the H2O Conference - June 6-7th, Halifax NS
The annual H2O Conference is coming up during Oceans Week, featuring an ocean industry showcase, international delegates, presentations, networking events and more! New this year to the program is Oceans Outlook Day, taking place during the morning of June 6, at the Halifax Convention Centre. This is a collaborative Canadian ocean event focusing on pulling together government, industry, and academia to discuss upcoming ocean technology and innovation needs. From R&D to procurement to Business2Business, if you work in ocean technology, you won’t want to miss this. Programming details and registration at: http://www.h2oconference.ca/
This is also a great opportunity to get ORCA members together to help advance our work on Encouraging Innovation and the Commercialization of Knowledge and Technology (Challenge Area 4). The ORCA Ocean Innovation and Technology Workshop will take place from 1:30 to 3:00pm, June 6 at the Halifax Convention Centre. This community workshop will include discussions on our national efforts on advancing ocean innovation. Registration is FREE but spaces are limited. Contact the ORCA Secretariat by May 31, 2019 to reserve your place. Programming and timing details will be posted here as they become available.
Moderator: Scott McLean, Chair, Ocean Technology Alliance of Canada
- Cathy Hogan, OceansAdvance
- Mike Smit, Dalhousie University, Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System
- Anya Waite, Ocean Frontier Institute
With the view of advancing the community’s progress in ORCA’s Challenge Area 4, this workshop will look at current collaborative initiatives in ocean innovation and technology, and seek to build momentum on the development of other initiatives that will bring us closer to our national goals.
Participants will work on developing solutions that will lead us towards:
- New technologies that deliver advances in science
- Accelerated processes for the commercialization of knowledge
- Enhanced communications and more integrated networks linking sectors across the country
- More open data, that can help to support research and generate commercial activity
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