Ocean expertise abounds on Canada’s east coast. In Nova Scotia alone, ocean-related activity generates $5 billion in revenue and produces 60,000 jobs – 14 per cent of provincial employment. More than 10 per cent of all researchers in Atlantic Canada are focused on oceans. And an increasing number of private sector companies are discovering new economic opportunities in key ocean-related sectors.

The Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE) exists to align these assets to benefit the region and the marine science and marine technology sectors. By brokering partnerships among industry, universities, government and private institutions, IORE is working to enhance both the competitiveness of ocean industries and our knowledge base.

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Development Day! November 23, 2016

The Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE), in partnership with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) and Big Data Alliance of Nova Scotia are hosting a development day for students and teachers across the province on Wednesday, November 23rd.  Our Ocean Playground is a full day hands-on, experiential learning…

IORE Exploration and leadership EXPEDITIONS!

In Collaboration with The Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise, Outward Bound Canada is offering a selection of FULLY FUNDED course opportunities! More information about the program can be found on the Fall Expeditions Flier from Outward Bound Canada. Click HERE to download the flier.

Mitacs grant helps StFX, IORE look at career perceptions of Nova Scotia middle school students

A new research study from the Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE) and the StFX Faculty of Education is looking to shed light on the career perceptions and intentions of Nova Scotia junior high school students, including perceptions on several emerging regional sectors. Dr. Sherry Scully, IORE’s Director of Learning and Organizational…

Marine People Partnership Report Highlights Strategies for the Long Term Success of Canada’s Shipbuilding Industry

HALIFAX, NS – June 27, 2016 – The Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE), in partnership with Irving Shipbuilding Inc., released today the results of a Marine People Partnership report intended to inform the development of a sustainable national marine industry workforce. The Marine People Partnership report addresses the challenges, needs and…

On-line weather and wave forecasting tool launched at Port Saint John

The Governments of Canada and New Brunswick and the SmartATLANTIC Saint John Consortium celebrate the completion of the SmartATLANTIC Saint John Inshore Weather Buoy project June 24, 2015 – Saint John, New Brunswick Rodney Weston, Member of Parliament for Saint John, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, along…

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