Knowledge mobilization

OFI has partnered with The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE), which provides a home to ocean technology businesses, start-ups, researchers and marine-based and service businesses that support the ocean technology sector. 

With a prime waterfront location, on one of the largest harbours in the world, COVE is in close proximity to major ocean research institutes and world-leading companies focused on ocean-technology. It has rail and road access and is located 25 minutes from Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

High Tech Space at COVE 

The COVE facility includes a mix of short and long-term workspace. Amenities include electronics fabrication and testing facilities, mechanical fabrication space, office space, storage spaces, water tanks, waterside marine services and shared services such as reception and a large multipurpose room for training and events: 

  • An eight-acre site, with a 13-acre water lot
  • 2,850 feet of docks & two finger piers
  • A water depth of 49 feet
  • 16,000 square feet of office space
  • 10,000 square feet of incubation space
  • 16,500 square feet of shop and lab space