The Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia ( in partnership with the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia, is pleased to present:


The H2O: Home to Overseas Conference (

Monday June 12 to Wednesday June 14, 2023

Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle Street,  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


The H2O conference is an ideal event to engage with Atlantic Canada’s ocean technology industry


The Conference will include:

  • An Ocean Industry Showcase with Trade Show Booths
  • Pre-arranged and ad-hoc B2B meetings
  • The Oceans Outlook: Perspective from the Canadian Federal Government including  Procurement 
  • Province of Nova Scotia and their engagement in the Blue Economy
  • Research and Development and Commercialisation presentations in applicable sectors such as; marine energy, marine defence, transportation, environmental monitoring
  • Skills and Training presentations pertinent to the oceans sector
  • International Business presentations focusing on international business collaboration
  • Start Up Presentations
  • Networking events
  • Oceans Gala Dinner


Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia, in particular, is home to a strong cluster of ocean industries and to ground breaking oceans research. This region is quickly becoming a globally recognised hub of oceans expertise with the potential to be a significant contributor to a number of Global Value Chains associated with the oceans sector, including, but not limited to, Marine Defence, Marine Energy, Marine Observation, Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology, Marine Tourism and Marine Transportation.


Halifax hosts the Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE), The PIER, a sector-focused living lab for maritime transportation and logistics, the globally acclaimed Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) and a short drive away on the Bay of Fundy you will find the Fundy Ocean Research for Energy (FORCE) which is Canada’s leading research centre for in-stream tidal energy.


The H2O Conference has a strong partnership with COVE (Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship and The PIER (Port Innovation, Engagement, and Research)


There will also be the opportunity to demonstrate your technologies at the “COVE Demo Day” and at the inaugural PIER Demo Day (TBC)