Ocean Technology

The Centre for Marine SimulationThe long maritime history of St. John’s, together with its world-class research and development facilities and related personnel, has placed the City at the forefront of Canada’s ocean technology industry. The success of the local ocean technology sector has been accelerated by community integration with industry, government and academia collaborating to create linkages and build capacity.

Petroleum Research NL, a federally-incorporated, not-for-profit organization facilitates and funds research and development on behalf of Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil and gas industry. 

The federal government’s new approach to fostering innovation and economic growth in the ocean sector - the Ocean Supercluster - positions Canada to become a global leader in the knowledge-based ocean economy.  This initiative will see hundreds of millions of new dollars invested in ocean-related research and development and commercialization.
St. Johns is recognized as a City of Ocean Excellence and has a wide range of private and public sector organizations working in areas such as offshore energy, ocean observation and science, navigation and communications, remotely operated vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, subsea technologies, simulation, transportation, defence and security, and education and training.
St. John’s strategic location in the North Atlantic positions it as a gateway to the Arctic and other northern regions. Local companies have amassed considerable harsh environment expertise, particularly in the areas of ice and arctic conditions.
The City of St. John's has identified ocean technology as a strategic sector in Roadmap 2021: A Strategic Economic Plan for St. John's.