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    The funding was led by BDC Capital’s Sustainability Venture Fund with participation from Seaspan see more

    Victoria-based  MarineLabs, a leader in cutting edge maritime weather intelligence technology, proudly announces the successful completion of a historic $4.5 million seed funding round, marking the largest investment of its kind in Canadian history for an ocean tech company, which will directly benefit Canada’s marine industry.

    The funding was led by BDC Capital’s Sustainability Venture Fund with participation from Seaspan Shipyards, a leader in Canada’s ship design, engineering, building and ship repair industry.

    This substantial investment will propel MarineLabs’ forward as it continues to revolutionize the maritime industry with its flagship product, CoastAware. The latter is a real-time weather intelligence solution that enhances safety, efficiency, and sustainability in maritime operations by providing users with detailed, actionable, real-time, and historical weather conditions data for informed decision-making.

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     March 13, 2024
  • CMISA posted an article
    Funding Range $50 million to $99 million see more

    The RCN ISTAR UAS project will provide an alternate airborne platform that can be operated from the Halifax-class frigate in order to provide near real-time, Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance information. This ability will provide critical over the horizon Situational Awareness and generate an operational advantage for commanders while minimizing the risk to the frigate or Maritime Helicopter in support of simple to multi-threat operations.


    The RCN requires a shipborne vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) that can launch and recover from a Halifax-class frigate with an embarked maritime helicopter, by day and night, in challenging weather conditions globally. The minimum requirement will be to operate at least 50nm from the ship while fitted with a dynamically responsive, open architecture, maritime ISTAR sensor suite (to include at a minimum EO/IR, maritime radar, AIS, and an IFF Transponder).

    Funding Range

    $50 million to $99 million

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     April 26, 2024
  • CMISA posted an article
    CanExport funding for exporters, innovators, associations and communities see more

    Get financial support and personalized advice to connect with potential foreign partners, pursue new business opportunities abroad or attract foreign investment into Canadian communities.

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     March 01, 2024
  • CMISA posted an article
    The activity generated by the marine sector contributes to economic development see more

    LÉVIS, QC – Kateri Champagne Jourdain, Minister of Employment and Minister Responsible for the Côte-Nord Region, and Martine Biron, Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women and Member of Parliament for Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, announced an investment of $3,514,870 for training in the marine sector.

    This financial support will enable the Comité sectoriel de main-d’oeuvre de l’industrie maritime to conduct, in collaboration with the Institut maritime du Québec, Collège de Rimouski, a vast skills enhancement project. To that end, nearly 2,800 hours of training for workers in the Quebec marine industry will be updated to better meet the needs of the industry. The announcement was made on February 16 at the Centre de formation aux mesures d’urgence (CFMU), one of the training sites of the Institut maritime du Québec...

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     February 20, 2023
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    Over $700 million investment doubles down on driving innovation see more

    The Government of Canada is spurring economic growth, helping create well-paying jobs and growing our competitive advantage by investing in ideas, businesses and communities. Through the Global Innovation Clusters program, the government established a new approach to innovation: building accelerated and strong ecosystems in industries where Canada leads.

    Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced that each cluster will receive renewed support to expand its national presence and deepen its impact at home and abroad...

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     February 13, 2023
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    Brings the total invested in support of the plan to $3.5 billion. see more

    Bowen Island, BC – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the next phase of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan. With the new investment of $2 billion over nine years, announced in Budget 2022, Canada will establish 15 new measures to expand ocean protection initiatives to more regions and better proactively combat emerging threats to marine safety, while continuing or expanding 39 existing initiatives.

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  • CMISA posted an article
    Protecting vulnerable marine mammals is a priority! see more

    Funding of $150,000 will help Robert Allan Ltd. implement a quiet propeller and propulsion system in conjunction with an innovative tool to evaluate and predict underwater vessel noise from escort tugs. This tool could help vessel owner-operators understand and predict the underwater noise being generated by their tugs, and to implement effective mitigation strategies.

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     January 18, 2022