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First Tenants Announced for COVE

Ocean innovators will soon have a new place to work and collaborate, with the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship, known as COVE, set to open this spring.

Five companies have signed tenant agreements for the new ocean hub located on the former Coast Guard site on the Dartmouth waterfront.

“COVE will help propel our ocean economy and give innovators the support they need to build great companies,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Nova Scotia has a world-class ocean sector and COVE and the ocean supercluster initiative will significantly increase our share of the global ocean economy and create jobs here at home, benefiting all Nova Scotians.”

“COVE will be a catalyst for economic growth in Nova Scotia and far beyond,” said Jennifer Angel, acting president and CEO, Waterfront Development Corporation Ltd. “Construction is nearly complete and we look forward to welcoming the world to COVE this spring.”

Other companies confirmed to work out of COVE include:
– Kraken Robotics Inc, a marine technology company that designs sensors for unmanned underwater vehicles
– Sensor Technology Ltd., a designer and manufacturer of piezoelectric ceramic products
– LeeWay Marine, a marine services company that helps others conduct hydrographic and geographical surveying by supplying vessels and crew
– Dominion Diving, a marine services company specializing in commercial diving and marine towing

Six ocean start-ups will also move into COVE’s Start-Up Yard incubator and receive business acceleration support from Innovacorp. They are:
– Ashored Innovations, an ocean company developing intelligent buoy systems that provide ropeless fishing solutions for improved operational safety and wildlife protection
– BlueNode, a company that simplifies data collection, analysis and visualization for the maritime logistics industry
– Happy Fish Technologies, a company developing a traceability system for seafood producers and distributors
– Marecomms, a company developing underwater acoustic systems enabling wireless communications over long distances
– Maritime BioLoggers, a company developing customizable, multi-channel data collection sensors to better assess animal movement in harsh environments
– Atlantian Acoustics, a company developing acoustic platform enabling wireless communications for autonomous underwater vehicles

COVE will host an exclusive preview for tenants, partners and other community members in early June.

Port of Halifax Presentation to Dominion Diving

Robin Lohnes, CEO of Dominion Diving Limited, accepts an engraved barometer presented by Patrick Bohan from the Port of Halifax to commemorate the inaugural port visit of the Dominion Warrior.

The Dominion Warrior is now home at her berth in Dartmouth Cove with the remainder of Dominion Diving’s fleet.

WELCOME HOME DOMINION WARRIOR!!

 

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Tugfax – Dominion Warrior – on the way

The Dutch heavy lift ship Stellaprima is en route from Gibraltar for Halifax carrying the latest addition to the Dominion Diving fleet.

 

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all Nova Scotia – Dominion Diving Buys Versatile

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