Workshop: Industry-research partnerships for ocean-climate action

This interactive workshop will bring together industry and research communities to explore partnerships around climate-ocean solutions.

Event details

Date & Time:
November 23, 2023 1:00 PM
November 23, 2023 2:30 PM
Time Zone:
Registration Deadline:
November 23, 2023

Co-hosted by

Ocean Super Cluster
Ocean Frontier Institute

This interactive workshop will bring together industry and research communities to explore partnerships around climate-ocean solutions.

In this interactive workshop, participants will:

  • Hear from OFI and OSC leadership about co-funding and collaboration opportunities,
  • Connect with industry and research communities in themed breakout groups to explore collaboration and project ideas,
  • Make new connections across industry and research communities to create new opportunities.

Researchers: Why you should join

Collaborative projects between researchers and industry can increase the impact of research by mobilizing knowledge and innovation into solutions, providing diverse experiences for researchers and fostering new innovations.  Additionally, such partnerships create new connections and networks, offer students more exposure to industry challenges, access to valuable data, assets and other resources, and potential career opportunities.

Companies: Why you should join

Working with academic researchers provides companies access to cutting-edge research, fresh insights, and very valuable connections to highly qualified talent. Simultaneously, this collaboration can enhance your company's capacity for innovation by combining practical business perspectives with academic rigor and novel approaches.

Please click the titles below to learn more about each event.
Date: December 1, 2023
Time: 17:00 - 18:00  GST
Location: Ocean Pavilion
Date: December 2, 2023
Time: 17:00 - 18:00 GST
Location: Jameel Arts Centre
Date: December 3, 2023
Time: 10:00 - 13:00 GST
Location: Plenary 2
Date: December 6, 2023
Time: 15:30 - 16:30  GST
Location: Ocean Pavilion
Date: December 7, 2023
Time: 10:00 - 17:00  GST
Location: Off-site from COP28 (invite only)
Date: December 9, 2023
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 GST
Location: Main Theatre, Climate & the Living Ocean
Date: December 9, 2023
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 GST
Location: Clean Resource Innovation Network Pavilion
Date: December 9, 2023
Time: 17:00 - 18:00 GST
Location: Canada Pavilion
Date: December 10, 2023
Time: 17:00 - 18:00 GST
Location: Clean Resource Innovation Network Pavilion

Note: this agenda is subject to change.

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Introduction to Ocean Supercluster funding and the ocean-climate solutions call for proposals

1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Introduction to Transforming Climate Action program

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Themed discussions in breakout groups

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Report back in the plenary and closing

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC)

OSC accelerates the development and commercialization of made-in-Canada ocean solutions in energy transition, food security, future of transport, and climate change while also growing more companies, creating more jobs, and attracting ocean talent.

As Canada’s national ocean cluster, the OSC is a convenor of members, partners, and networks and a catalyst for transformative growth that helps build the robust ecosystem needed to help realize Ambition 2035 - a 5X growth potential in ocean in Canada by 2035.

To date, the OSC has approved more than 90 projects with a total value of more than $400 million which will deliver more than 200 new made-in-Canada ocean products, processes, and services to sell to the world. For more information visit

Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI)

OF, led by Dalhousie University, brings together researchers, government, industry, and Indigenous communities to tackle complex ocean challenges.

Research is focused on three key areas: achieving net zero, protecting biodiversity, and sustaining bioresources.  OFI engages with industry partners through co-funded research projects, Seed Fund Grants, and Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowships. The Institute recently launched the $400 million Transforming Climate Action (TCA) research program to study the ocean’s pivotal role in climate change.

TCA will be the most intensive investigation ever undertaken into the ocean’s role in climate change. Dalhousie and its industry, government, and research partners will tackle the challenge by advancing the science and reducing uncertainties around ocean-based carbon removal, renewable ocean energy, and other diverse pathways towards carbon emissions reduction.

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