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  • 11 May. 2018

    Gradworks Program - Enhance your Capability by Hiring a Recent Grad

    Capacity building is critical to improving business performance and local economic development. ACOA and NSCC have been working together to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Nova Scotia build organizational capacity by providing a provincial funding incentive to assist you with hiring recent NSCC graduates and provide post-graduation work experience. Read More

  • 23 Apr. 2018

    Driving job creation and innovation in Canada through defence spending

    Canada positioned to lead globally in five emerging technology areas while building on its strengths Through Canada’s defence policy, Strong Secure, Engaged, defence purchases are being used to unlock billions of dollars in economic benefits and create middle-class jobs. To maximize these opportunities, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, today announced that the government will use the ITB Policy to motivate defence contractors to invest in Key Industrial Capabilities (KIC). These are five areas of Canadian industrial strength in emerging technologies, which have the potential to grow quickly, and 11 established industrial capabilities where Canada is globally competitive or where domestic capacity is essential to national security: Read More

  • 21 Mar. 2018

    Career Opportunities at Sea-Bird Scientific

    Sea-Bird Scientific is Hiring! Read More

  • 15 Mar. 2018

    GeoSpectrum Delivered Active Towed Sonar to the Royal Canadian Navy

    GeoSpectrum Technologies (GTI) is proud to announce that the containerized version of TRAPS (Towed Reelable Active Passive Sonar) was delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and is ready for ship installation and operation. The purchase was made through the Build in Canada Innovation Program. Read More

  • 09 Mar. 2018

    Ocean supercluster the wave of the future

    Atlantic premiers and federal ministers met in Moncton a few days ago to review the Atlantic Growth Strategy’s progress and discuss how they can maximize the benefit of the recently announced oceans supercluster in Atlantic Canada. Read More

  • 01 Feb. 2018

    QRA Corp Completes Sale to Royal Canadian Air Force of Powerful New Quality Analysis Software to Improve DND Requirements Compliance & Quality

    The $645k (CAD) contract is awarded under the Build In Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) to apply Natural Language Processing technology to requirements quality analysis - with the goal of substantial cost savings & on-time project development within the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND). Read More

  • 15 Dec. 2017

    Managing Intellectual Property in Defence and Marine Procurement

    Industry and government collaborate on Principles for the Management of Intellectual Property in Defence and Marine Procurement - In 2017 Public Services and Procurement Canada, the Department of National Defence, Innovation Science Economic Development Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard worked with Canadian defence industry representatives such as Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) and Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), through the Defence Industry Advisory Group, to develop principles for the management of IP in defence and marine procurement. Read More

  • 14 Dec. 2017

    Government uses procurement to help small businesses grow and create jobs

    Innovative Solutions Canada is a $100-million program to fuel innovation and create middle-class jobs Read More

  • 20 Oct. 2017

    Government of Canada Announces Successful Proposals for All Domain Situational Awareness Science & Technology Program

    The All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) Science & Technology program will support the development of options, over a period of five years, for enhanced domain awareness of air, maritime surface and sub-surface approaches to Canada, in particular those in the Arctic. Read More

  • 21 Sep. 2017

    Ocean and Clean Technology Start-Ups Get Acceleration

    The Province of Nova Scotia and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) have teamed up to provide greater support for Nova Scotia start-ups in the ocean and clean technology sectors. Read More

  • 27 Jul. 2017

    Solace Power Receives U.S. Patent for New Type of Wireless Power Technology

    Canadian technology company builds new type of wireless power using electric fields. Read More

  • 14 Jul. 2017

    Build in Canada Innovation Program celebrates support of Canadian innovators with launch of new initiative

    Building on this (BCIP) success, the Government of Canada, through Public Services and Procurement Canada, is launching a new pilot called the BCIP Challenges Initiative. Read More

  • 29 Jun. 2017

    AML Acquires MVP Product Line from Rolls-Royce

    AML has purchased the global rights to the Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP) product line from Rolls-Royce Canada Ltd. Originally developed in Halifax by Brooke Ocean Technology (BOT) and later owned by Rolls-Royce, the MVP system is widely known as the industry standard in high speed, underway profiling. Read More

  • 23 Jun. 2017

    Metamaterial Technologies: protecting the protectors from laser strikes

    Dartmouth company is developing a product to shield police force pilots Read More

  • 25 May. 2017

    New 3D metal printing centre of excellence to revolutionize marine industry manufacturing

    Today marks the launch of Canada’s first research centre for 3D metal printing for the marine and defence industries.The new Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton is the f... Read More

  • 22 May. 2017

    Lockheed contract with Chile means jobs in Dartmouth

    A new Lockheed Martin Canada contract with the Chilean armada will mean job creation in the HRM, according to a company source. Read More

  • 21 Mar. 2017

    N.S. drone company snags contract worth almost $1M

    Mount Uniacke company Romor Atlantic has won a $980,835 contract to supply the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans with five underwater drones, with an option for three more. Read More

  • 02 Dec. 2016

    Software to Rapidly Create Augmented Reality Training Launches at I/ITSEC

    Orlando, Florida (FSCwire) - Modest Tree announces today that their Modest3D-Explorer software, used for rapid creation of 3D interactive presentations, now includes augmented reality publishing. Modest Tree is proud to be the first firm to offer a rapid development tool for the creation of augmented reality training. With Modest3D Explorer, users can develop augmented reality sales and training applications by constructing a slideshow composed of 3D animations, text, or other content. Read More

  • 21 Nov. 2016

    AEgis Technologies Becomes Official DoD Reseller of Modest3D Software Suite

    Halifax, Nova Scotia (FSCwire) - Modest Tree announced today that AEgis Technologies has become the exclusive United States Department of Defense distributor of the award winning eLearning software suite, Modest3D. Read More

  • 17 Oct. 2016

    The Safety Culture Movement - How Sayle Group Inc. is leading the way

    Halifax business seeks to modernize workplace safety Read More

  • 17 Oct. 2016

    MetOcean & JouBeh connect as metOcean telematics

    MetOcean Data Systems and JouBeh Technologies will merge to create metOcean telematics. The merger will bring together two well established and innovative organizations with considerable global reach. Collectively, metOcean telematics will be positioned to provide complete end-to-end telematics services — with a focus on niche MetOcean solutions and custom Defence & Security products. Read More

  • 19 Sep. 2016

    Modest Tree Named Top Simulation and Training Company for Second Year Running

    Halifax, Nova Scotia (FSCwire) - Modest Tree, a Canadian simulation and training company, has been recognized for the second year running, as one of Military Training Technology (MT2) Magazine’s Top 100 Simulation and Training Companies. Read More

  • 08 Aug. 2016

    New Regional Atlantic Aerospace and Defence Association to Launch: Looking for Founding Chief Executive Officer

    Atlantic Canada’s aerospace and defence industry is a dynamic cluster of 350 plus companies, ranging from niche start-ups to tier 1 suppliers to the sector. The industry is in the process of uniting their respective provincial associations to form the Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association, representing the ocean, aerospace, defence, and security sub-sectors. Read More

  • 06 Jul. 2016

    Heliwest Group Benefits from Increased Capability from CarteNav Software Upgrade

    Premier Australian aviation services company upgrades AIMS-HD software - extending flexibility to complete multiple mission types with their fleet of airborne assets. Read More

  • 13 Jun. 2016

    Government announces streamlined procurement approach to accelerate delivery of Canadian Surface Combatant vessels

    The Government of Canada recently endorsed a streamlined procurement approach for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC), simplifying the procurement process so construction can start sooner and can deliver ships up to two years faster. This new approach stems from a review of the Royal Canadian Navy’s requirements that identified an opportunity to simplify procurement and design efforts, while maintaining all project objectives. Read More

  • 26 May. 2016

    Canadian Metamaterial Technologies Inc. Eyes Silicon Valley Expansion Through the Acquisition of Rolith’s Business

    Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI), a global leader in smart materials and photonics headquartered in Canada announced today, that it has acquired Rolith’s business, including its proprietary manufacturing technology, Rolling Mask Lithography (RML®) and its NanoWeb® products. Rolith is a Silicon Valley based nanofabrication company. The deal includes intellectual property, proprietary tools and state of the art research and development facilities specific to Rolith’s large surface area lithography platform as well as the company’s key employees. This deal will accelerate MTI’s ability to develop large-scale optical metamaterial products for aerospace, defense, healthcare and energy markets. Read More

  • 26 Apr. 2016

    Marine Renewables Canada Job Posting May 23rd 2016 - March 31st 2017

    Marine Renewable Energy Industry and Supplier Development and Engagement Project Read More

  • 15 Feb. 2016

    CarteNav launches expanded radar capabilities for flagship AIMS-ISR® software at Singapore Airshow

    CarteNav’s mission system software products now include significantly extended airborne search radar integration Read More

  • 11 Feb. 2016

    Seismic shift: Dartmouth innovators receive $5M to invest in eco-friendly technology

    Two Dartmouth innovators have received a total of $5 million from the federal government to invest further in ecologically-friendly technology. Read More

  • 21 Jan. 2016


    Allswater continues its involvement in the tidal energy industry, undertaking a FEED (front end engineering and design) study of foundation installations for the Minas Basin in Nova Scotia. Read More

  • 14 Jan. 2016

    ITB SME Boot Camp

    The ITB SME boot camp helped educate companies with supplier development, how and if the new ITB policy could benefit their business, and talk about programs that are available to Nova Scotian companies pursuing specific goals. Read More

  • 22 Dec. 2015

    All Systems Go – Lockheed Martin Canada Delivers Modern Combat System to Royal Canadian Navy

    Ottawa, Ontario, Dec. 22, 2015 – Signalling an exciting stage of maturity for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax Class Modernization (HCM) Project, Lockheed Martin Canada is announcing several important program milestones. Read More

  • 09 Dec. 2015

    Ocean Technology Career Pathway Profiles

    The Ocean Technology Council is pleased to announce the completion of the first round of Ocean Technology Career Pathways. These career paths were created to fill an existing knowledge gap as to what a career in the Ocean Technology industry might resemble. Read More

  • 25 Sep. 2015

    UK National Police Air Service select CarteNav software for more aircraft

    CarteNav’s AIMS-ISR® software to be installed on new fleet of UK police fixed-wing aircraft. Halifax, Nova Scotia, 25 September 2015 – CarteNav Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce that its AIMS-ISR® software has been selected for a second time by... Read More

  • 06 Aug. 2015

    Metamaterial Technologies Inc. recognized by Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

    Halifax NS – Metamaterial Technologies Incorporated (MTI), a Nova Scotian early-stage company, will be participating in the Canadian Technology Accelerator in Silicon Valley, this September. MTI will be taking full advantage of the Canadian-run accelerator in order to access global markets and entrepreneurship services. Read More

  • 15 Jul. 2015

    Fundy FORCE Ready to Deploy FAST Platforms

    The Fundy Advanced Sensor Technology (FAST) platforms are recoverable instrument platforms designed to monitor and characterize the FORCE site. Using a variety of onboard sensing equipment, the platforms enable real-time data from the Minas Basin. Read More

  • 07 Jul. 2015

    Ocean tracking advances turning whales and seals into oceanographers

    Imagine a device so sophisticated it can tell when a fish is eaten by a predator, or uses whales to monitor ocean conditions 24/7. Read More

  • 07 Jul. 2015

    Welcome to Our Newest Members!

    We want to welcome Enginuity Inc, BAE Systems Canada, EY Canada and Springboard Atlantic to our association. They will be an excellent addition to the ADIANS and OTCNS membership. Read More

  • 02 Feb. 2015

    MetOcean Welcomes Nick Burchill: VP of Sales & Marketing

    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia MetOcean Data Systems (“MetOcean”), a global leader in the design and manufacture of data acquisition and telemetry systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Burchill as VP of Sales & Marketing. Nick brin... Read More

  • 11 Dec. 2014

    Canadian Company Opens New Survival Training Facility to Replicate Hazardous Seas and Severe Weather Conditions

    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - Survival Systems Training Limited is pleased to announce the official launch of their state-of-the-art Marine Aviation Survival Training (MAST) facility.Survival Systems Training Limited (SSTL) has provided training to t... Read More

  • 11 Dec. 2014

    NATO Procurement Opportunity

    Notice of Intent: Consultancy Framework for Modernization and Rationalization of NATO Technology Infrastructure Read More

  • 11 Nov. 2014

    GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc. Acquires Akoostix Inc.

    GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc. (GTI), a leading provider of hydroacoustic hardware, on November 6th announced they have acquired Akoostix Inc. Read More

  • 25 Sep. 2014

    Call for Proposals - Canadians Safety & Security Program (CSSP)

    The Government of Canada is seeking proposals in support of the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) Call for Proposals, for innovative science and technology (S&T) projects. Read More

  • 16 Sep. 2014

    Ocean Technology Professional Profiles for Tide to Tech

    "You will spend over 62,400 hours working in your professional career. Make every hour count by choosing a career path that will allow you to explore the unknown." Read More

  • 19 Aug. 2014

    AAADA Business Services Request for Proposals (RFP)

    The Atlantic Alliance of Aerospace and Defence Associations therein known as AAADA has engaged with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) in a multi  component project with a component being individual projects known as the AAADA  ... Read More

  • 10 Jul. 2014

    Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation Information Session

    McInnes Cooper in partnership with Digital Nova Scotia released an Information Session on Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation. Read More

  • 30 Jun. 2014

    Government releases first Defence Acquisitions Guide

    June 16, 2014 – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, released the government’s first Defence Acquisitions Guide (DAG), which identifies potential procurement projects that the Canadian Armed Forces is expecting to require ... Read More

  • 16 Jun. 2014

    Lamda Guard Partners with Airbus to Test a Laser Interference Solution

    Article Courtesy of Lambda Guard Read More

  • 12 May. 2014

    NATO Procurement Opportunity

    Canadian companies are notified of this NATO procurement opportunity valued at 25 Million Euros. See attachment for information. Read More

  • 24 Apr. 2014

    Global Business Accelerator Program (GBAP) & Going Global Workshops

    The Provincial Government of Nova Scotia has opened the 2014-2015 intake period for the Global Business Accelerator Program (GBAP) and will be accepting applications from March 5th through to May 20th. The Global Business Accelerator ... Read More

  • 03 Apr. 2014

    C.B. Company’s Drone Could Be Key Tool For Emergency Responders

    Article Courtesy of The Chronicle Herald The story of SkySquirrel Technologies is a story of two immigrants in rural Nova Scotia, a medical device company and the development of an unmanned aerial vehicle that could save lives.Though v... Read More

  • 03 Apr. 2014

    $16M Subs Training Win for MacDonald Dettwiler

    Article courtesy of Chronicle HeraldA $16-million Royal Canadian Navy contract for submarine training simulator support will secure skilled jobs in Dartmouth at MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., an official said Tuesday.“This is basically an ... Read More

  • 03 Apr. 2014

    Atlantic Canada Ocean Technology Industry Survey

    The Atlantic Canada Ocean Technology (OT) Committee is taking initial steps to identify, in co-operation with industry, new export markets to help business diversify and to find new customers and sales channels. The Committee seeks the input of Atlan... Read More

  • 19 Mar. 2014

    Now AS9100C and ISO9001-2008 certified - Stevens Solutions & Design | Precision Outsourcing Inc.

    ADIANS is pleased to congratulate Stevens Solutions & Design Inc. who recenlty joined forces with Precision Outsourcing Inc. Read More

  • 13 Nov. 2013

    Bluedrop Learning Performance Inc. To Acquire Atlantis Systems Corp

    Link to News Release:  http://www.bluedrop.com/news-events/press-releases/bluedrop-performance-learning-inc-to-acquire-atlantis-systems-corp/Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. to Acquire Atlantis Systems Corp.St. John's, Newfoundland and Halifax... Read More

  • 29 Aug. 2013

    ACZISC Invites ADIANS Members To Receive Coastal Updates

    Atlantic Coastal Zone Information Steering Committee (ACZISC) welcomes ADIANS members to sign up for their monthly e-newsletter Coastal Update. This newsletter is distributed by email to over 5,500 recipients worldwide. Previous editions are availabl... Read More

  • 30 Apr. 2013

    Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems Awarded Contract With Alfred Wegengar Institute

    Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems Awarded Contract With Alfred Wegenger Institute (AWI) For Polar And Marine Research DARTMOUTH, NS, March 1, 2013: Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems Inc. (UEMS) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a... Read More

  • 07 Mar. 2013

    Harper Government's ship strategy bolstering Canada's economy

    Progress continues under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy with contracts to Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Read More

  • 28 Feb. 2013

    NSPS Process Continues Moving Forward

    Issued by Public Works and Government Services Canada: Read More

  • 01 Jun. 2012

    Ocean Wave Energy. A Nova Scotia First.

    On the outskirts of Halifax, nestled amongst the spruce trees and granite cliffs sheltering the former fishing village of Herring Cove stands a memorial to the courage and tenacity of the human spirit. Read More

  • 31 Jan. 2012

    Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia Official Launch

    The Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Nova Scotia (ADIANS) announced today the establishment of the Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS) which will represent the interests of the province's ocean industries sector. Read More

  • 02 May. 2018

    Canada's Ocean Supercluster: Atlantic Canada as a world-class centre of ocean enterprise and excellence

    Check out the Chamber of Commerce's latest version of Business Voice Magazine which is featuring the Ocean Economy in Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada. Read More

  • 17 Apr. 2018

    Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: Atlantic Canada as a world-class centre of ocean enterprise and excellence

    Canada’s ocean economy presents both immense opportunity and considerable challenges. Industry, business, research organizations and governments are dealing with costly and difficult technical and sustainability issues, many of which are being tackled head-on right here in Halifax. Read More

  • 20 Mar. 2018

    Developing the Next Generation of Tech Talent

    ITAC has launched the Career Ready Program Read More

  • 13 Mar. 2018

    QRA Corp receives funding from the Government of Canada for Natural Language Processing R&D

    The financial contribution from the Government of Canada will help support applications of Natural Language Processing to requirements authoring and analysis. QRA Corp, an emerging design verification technology firm, announced today that it has received funding of up to $749,068 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). Read More

  • 15 Feb. 2018

    Government of Canada's new innovation program expected to create tens of thousands of middle-class jobs 

    950-million investment positions Canada for an innovation boom in high-growth sectors Read More

  • 21 Dec. 2017

    MDA to provide maritime command and control solution to NATO

    MDA, a business unit of Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.), (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR), today announced that it has signed a contract valued at approximately CA$15 million with NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI). MDA will build a new system to support NATO’s maritime command and control operations under Project TRITON based on a modern software architecture and technology. This capability will be provided on both fixed and deployable systems. MDA will also provide NATO with a stand-alone command and control visualization capability which is planned to become the standardized map and object visualization for all NATO information technology systems. Read More

  • 14 Dec. 2017

    Business and Operations Manager reporting to the Executive Director

    The Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia is seeking a: Business and Operations Manager reporting to the Executive Director Please see attached file. Read More

  • 01 Nov. 2017

    The Road to Mental Readiness mobile app has officially been released.

    The Road to Mental Readiness mobile app is now officially available serving as a companion to the Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) curriculum, which is delivered nation-wide to members of the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as first responders, their families, and the general public. The Road to Mental Readiness program itself originated within the Department of National Defence. Read More

  • 10 Oct. 2017

    Newfoundland Company secures Agreement with US Navy

    Marine Industrial Lighting Systems Ltd., MILS, 100% Newfoundland owned and operated, designer and manufacturer of innovative lighting products has reached an agreement with the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command to supply innovative, explosion proof LED conversion kits to the US Navy’s T-AKE class vessels. The contract will be to supply and install approximately 15,000 new explosion proof LED light fixture kits for 14 of the large vessels. The value of the agreement will exceed $4 million and commence in the second quarter of 2018 and run into 2021. Read More

  • 14 Sep. 2017

    Thales Canada Supplier Engagement Day for AJISS - Presentation Now Available

    Please refer to the link below for a copy of the Thales Canada Supplier Engagement Day Presentation for AJISS on September 5, 2017, Halifax, NS... Read More

  • 19 Jul. 2017

    SayleGroup’s Safety Revolution

    The need for greater workers’ safety awareness fuels CEO Stephen Sayle’s passion to build SayleGroup Inc., a company that is digitizing and revolutionizing how safety cultures are built within organizations in Nova Scotia and around the world.  Read More

  • 05 Jul. 2017

    Government of Canada Launches Strategic Innovation Fund

    $1.26-billion fund will attract high-quality business investments leading to more jobs, skills and opportunities for Canadians Read More

  • 27 Jun. 2017

    Halifax’s Springboard program turns academics into entrepreneurs

    There’s an old saying that you can accomplish anything you want – so long as you don’t care who takes the credit.This is not just a powerful insight into human nature. It may also be the clue to solving Canada’s innovation pro... Read More

  • 09 Jun. 2017

    AKA Announcing Partnership with MAN Diesel & Turbo -Two Leaders in Marine Power and Propulsion Grow Together

    Canadian, Prince Edward Island based engineering firm Aspin Kemp and Associates Inc. (AKA) and German based MAN Diesel & Turbo SE solidified a new working relationship this week. An agreement was reached between the two companies that will see MAN Diesel & Turbo acquire a 40 percent holding in AKA. Read More

  • 24 May. 2017

    Government of Canada launches historic job-creating superclusters initiative

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  • 26 Apr. 2017

    ONC Launches Call for Board Member Nominations 2017

    Three positions will open this year on the ONC Board of Directors and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Read More

  • 09 Mar. 2017

    Input Sought on COVE

    With renovations underway for the new Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE), potential tenants and members are encouraged to contribute to its final design. Read More

  • 02 Dec. 2016

    Bluedrop Training and Simulation Inc.and Rockwell Collins Sign Teaming Agreement

    Rockwell Collins and Bluedrop Training and Simulation Inc. (BTSI) have signed a teaming agreement that will allow the companies to jointly bid and provide integrated solutions for military customers. The two companies have complementary Intellectual Property and technologies that will create more cohesive solutions that utilize real-time simulation devices and learning technologies. Read More

  • 10 Nov. 2016

    Former ADIANS President to Lead New Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association

    “The Aerospace and Defence Industry Association of Nova Scotia (ADIANS) would like to congratulate Rich Billard for being selected to take on the new role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the newly formed Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association (ACADA),” says Executive Vice-President ADIANS Paul Yeatman. Read More

  • 17 Oct. 2016


    Halifax, Canada – October 17th 2016 - IMP Aerospace announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Chilean Navy (ACH) following an international competitive bidding process for the service life extension, depot maintenance and avionics upgrade of their P-3 Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft. The ACH P-3 Orion aircraft play a critical role in detecting submarine threats, search and rescue, littoral/overland surveillance and economic zone and shipping lane protection. Read More

  • 04 Oct. 2016

    Deep Vision Works with BAE for Unmanned Warrior 16

    Deep Vision has been working closely with BAE Systems supporting the upcoming Royal Navy-led industry demonstration Unmanned Warrior 16. Taking place this October off the coasts of Scotland and West Wales. Read More

  • 15 Sep. 2016

    MDA to continue providing critical operational infrastructure support for Royal Canadian Navy

    The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has awarded MDA a contract valued at approximately CA$9 million, if options are fully exercised. The contract includes a base value of CA$5.3 million over three years and two additional one year options, each valued at approximately CA$1.8 million. Read More

  • 21 Jul. 2016

    CarteNav Solutions Inc. demonstrates advanced mission system software at Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Expo

    CarteNav Solutions Inc. is demonstrating the latest version of its mission system software enhanced for use by law enforcement units at booth 425 at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Expo, Savannah, Georgia 20-22 July 2016 Read More

  • 14 Jun. 2016

    CarteNav completes successful testing and integration of AIMS mission system software with Airbus DS Optronics cameras

    CarteNav Solutions Inc., the international leader in mission system software solutions, today announced that their AIMS software had recently completed a period of extensive assessment and integration testing in collaboration with Airbus Defence and Space (DS) Optronics (Pty) Ltd. Read More

  • 06 Jun. 2016

    EMO Acquired by MacArtney

    Business acquisition of EMO Marine Technologies Ltd. (EMO Marine) consolidates MacArtney’s presence on the Canadian east coast. Acquiring the sound and well-established Canadian company ensures optimum positioning of the 6th regional operation in the North American market Read More

  • 13 May. 2016

    Oceans Week HFX

    Oceans Week is fast approaching and the calendar of upcoming Community events is growing. As stakeholders in the Oceans Community, we hope you take some time to get involved. Read More

  • 16 Feb. 2016

    NSCC Ocean Technology Advance Diploma Students Ready to Make a Splash

    The Ocean Technology Class of 2016 are actively pursuing their 16 week paid internships and need the support of the Ocean Technology industry to successfully complete their program and become contributing members in the Sector. Read More

  • 11 Feb. 2016

    Metamaterial Technologies Inc. Appoints New Vice President

    Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI), announced today, February 11, the appointment of Mr. Carl Daniels as the new Vice President, Business Development and Sales. Mr. Daniels joins MTI with 20 years of international business experience in the aerospace and Defence sector. Prior to joining MTI, he held executive level positions as the Vice President of Bluedrop Training and Simulation and the General Manager and Vice President of Atlantis Systems. Read More

  • 03 Feb. 2016

    Canadian Military Purchases Enterprise Licenses of Modest3D Editor

    Halifax, Nova Scotia (FSCwire) - Modest Tree Media Inc. is pleased to announce that the Canadian Department of National Defence has purchased enterprise licensing of Modest3D Editor, making the software the new standard for building 3D interactive training content in the military. Modest Tree signed the contract with DND, through PWGSC, last Friday, 29 January. Read More

  • 20 Jan. 2016

    Nova Scotia Department of Energy’s Training Program for Students

    Private sector energy-related businesses may be eligible for a 50% wage subsidy up to $7.50 per hour. Read More

  • 12 Jan. 2016

    Bluedrop Secures Additional $2.2 M (US) in Work as Part of CFTS Program

    Bluedrop will deliver several upgrades to the existing flight simulators used in training Multi-Engine & Helicopter pilots in the Royal Canadian Air Force Read More

  • 14 Dec. 2015

    $7 Million XPRIZE Competition

    SAN FRANCISCO (December 14, 2015) — At a keynote address today during the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, chairman and CEO of XPRIZE, announced the launch of the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, a three-year global competition challenging teams to advance ocean technologies for rapid and unmanned ocean exploration. Read More

  • 20 Nov. 2015

    NSCC - Ocean Technology Advance Diploma Student Interships

    New Oceans Technology Graduates will soon be here to help you grow your business! They need your support to help them finish their program by hiring them on as a paid intern. NSCC listened to your needs and have produced a new stream of talent just for your industry. Good people are hard to find! Are you looking to add a new member to your team? Need an extra hand for the summer months? Are you overworked on certain projects? Do you have back burner projects that never seem to make it to the top of the pile? Are you planning for growth? If so, an Ocean Technology Student can help! Read More

  • 18 Sep. 2015

    AAADA Representatives at DSEI

    Thank you to some of the companies who came to DSEI this year and participated in the AAADA booth on the Canadian Pavilion. The response was very positive and a lot of good connections were made. Read More

  • 04 Aug. 2015

    MEOPAR Announces Fourth Call for Research Proposals

    MEOPAR is calling on researchers across Canada to submit a proposal for our Fourth Call for Research Proposals. Irving Shipbuilding is generously contributing $1 million of this $1.5 million call, which will fund a number of multi-year projects that align with MEOPAR’s overall goal of improving Canada’s ability to observe, predict, and respond to marine hazards. Read More

  • 08 Jul. 2015

    Halifax's Bluedrop Facility Wins Contract on Chinook Helicopter Trainer

    Bluedrop Training and Simulation to work on CH-47 Chinook helicopter crew trainer Read More

  • 07 Jul. 2015

    Capabilities Guide

    Please check out our latest version of the OTCNS Capabilities Guide. Read More

  • 08 Jun. 2015

    Deep Vision and Hanseatic Aviation Solutions Sign MOU

    Deep Vision of Nova Scotia, Canada and Hanseatic Aviation Solutions of Bremen, Germany have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding. Under this MOU, Deep Vision will become the exclusive supplier of Hanseatic Aviation Solution's fixed-wing UAV's in Canada. Read More

  • 12 Dec. 2014

    OTCNS Ocean Technology Capabilities Guide

    NOVA SCOTIA is home to a strong cluster of ocean technology companies. The companies listed in this directory are key contributors to the ocean technology industry. Read More

  • 11 Dec. 2014

    Advanced notice of a NATO Procurement Opportunity - Archive ISAF Records

    ARCHIVE ISAF RECORDS (PROJECT 2014/1CM03029) Read More

  • 11 Dec. 2014

    Advanced Notice of a NATO Procurement Opportunity


  • 08 Oct. 2014

    CarteNav to provide intuitive AIMS mission system software for UK National Police Air Service

    Halifax, Nova Scotia - October 08, 2014CarteNav Solutions Inc., (http://www.cartenav.com) the maker of AIMS-ISR®, has been selected to provide the mission software for a third of the UK National Police Air Service (NPAS) EC-135 helicopter fleet. Bond... Read More

  • 25 Sep. 2014

    NATO Procurement Opportunity

    Support Services for the NCI Agency Ops Centre, € 3.3 Million (estimated value) Read More

  • 02 Sep. 2014

    Norwegian-Canadian Naval Business Development Program - September 22-23, 2014 Updated | 2/09/2014

    Mark Your Calendars for September 22-23, 2014 Norwegian-Canadian Naval Business Development Program Read More

  • 31 Jul. 2014

    NATO Procurement Opportunities - CIS Hardware & Transportation Services

    There arecurrently two small procurement opportunities from the Joint Force Training Centre in Poland. Please see attached documents. Read More

  • 30 Jun. 2014

    OMX – Engaging in Canadian Offsets: Global Supply Chain

    The Canadian Government has recently overhauled a policy that requires foreign corporations to 'Buy Canadian'. These changes incentivize corporations to buy from technology SMEs, ensuring that they take a balance approach to regionality -meaning... Read More

  • 30 Jun. 2014

    NATO Procurement Opportunity

    Canadian industry tracking the NATO Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff (JEWCS) opportunity are informed of the pre-solicitation conference taking place 15 July 2014. The calling notice is attached to this email. In order to attend the conference, ... Read More

  • 03 Jun. 2014

    JASCO's AMAR mission to VENUS

    Article courtsey of Jasco Applied SciencesJASCO Applied Sciences has deployed since early March two of its AMAR underwater sound monitoring systems on the VENUS underwater observatory for a technology demonstration and data gathering missio... Read More

  • 30 Apr. 2014

    NSCC Hosts Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Competition

    On April 11th NSCC hosted Nova Scotia's regional 2014 MATE ROV Competition. Read More

  • 14 Apr. 2014

    Yarmouth Businesswoman Irene d'Entremont One of 23 Women Selected For National Visionary Project

    Article courtesy of Yartmouth County VanguardA Yarmouth businesswoman has been selected as one of 23 Canadian women that as part of the ‘A Bold Vision’ initiative will create what they see as a vision for Canada.Irene d’Entremont is a well-known fran... Read More

  • 03 Apr. 2014

    Modest Tree Media Inc. - Software firm gets military boost

    Article Courtesy of The Chronicle HeraldFour arms of the Canadian military have licensed 3-D training software from a Halifax startup to help personnel learn how to work with machines and equipment.Modest Tree Media Inc. announced this month tha... Read More

  • 03 Apr. 2014

    Technology Demonstration Program - Second call for Statements of Interest

    The following is an important message regarding the Technology Demonstration Program from Industry Canada:On September 4, 2013 the Technology Demonstration Program was launched. This program plays a critical role in supporting research and developmen... Read More

  • 24 Mar. 2014

    Composites Atlantic Limited Wins Contract With Bombardier

    PRESS RELEASECOMPOSITES ATLANTIC LIMITEDComposites Atlantic Limited wins contract on Bombardier Global* business jets Composites Atlantic Limited (CAL) is pleased to announce a multi-year contract with Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast for the fabri... Read More

  • 12 Mar. 2014

    NSCC Ocean Technology Advanced Diploma Program Starts September 2014

    The Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS) congratulates the NSCC on the launch of the new Oceans Technology Advanced Diploma program. Read More

  • 12 Sep. 2013

    Minister MacKay Announces Support for Market-Leading Canadian Defence R&D

    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, September 3, 2013—The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry, today announced a repayable contribution of $8.2 million ... Read More

  • 26 Jun. 2013

    Ottawa Announces Up To $488M For Coast Guard Vessels

    Defence Minister Peter MacKay says Ottawa will spend up to $488 million on new vessels for the coast guard. Read More

  • 21 Mar. 2013

    German firm eyes work on ship contract

    A feature from the Herald Business Insider: Burnside-based company meeting with other industries interested in Irving deal A German multinational that set up shop in Dartmouth last year is gearing up to take advantage of the Irving Shi... Read More

  • 05 Mar. 2013

    Honourable Peter MacKay Announces An Award For Akoostix

    The Honourable Peter MacKay announced two significant announcements for the Atlantic area today valued at over $695 000. Read More

  • 22 Feb. 2013

    Industry Canada has launched new IRB Framework

    Industry Canada has launched the new IRB Investment Framework, the last of seven policy enhancements announced in 2009. Read More

  • 10 May. 2012

    Brazil and Canada Discuss Partnership in Science and Technology for Oceans

    Researchers and developers of ocean technology in Brazil and Canada are discussing the development of a joint program of research in Science. They are meeting on the 1st workshop on Canada-Brazil Science and Technology for Oceans, which began on Tuesday in Rio de January. Read More