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COVE Names Melanie Nadeau CEO

facility on Halifax Harbor dedicated to applied innovation in the ocean sector.Jim King, chair of the COVE board, said the board approved the appointment effective September 8, 2020. He said Nadeau was one of 431 applicants from around the world who indicated interest in the position.Nadeau, replaces Jim Hanlon, P.Eng., MBA, FCAE, who has been CEO at COVE and its predecessor organizations since May of 2012.Nadeau has extensive experience in strategic planning, operations, and stakeholder relations. She served in the Royal Canada Navy, led technology programs in Ottawa for Natural Resources Canada, and

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COVE Releases Blue Economy Children’s Book

highlights how industry plays a powerful role in establishing a sustainable blue economy, and also raises awareness about the range of industries and careers involved.  “We’re so happy to be releasing the first part of Dr. Scully’s and Anna Naylor’s new book,” said Jim Hanlon, CEO of COVE. “So many of us who have spent their careers in ocean activity were first drawn to the ocean by a sense of wonder and opportunity. The Wave of the Future really captures that excitement.   I know that it will help bring a whole new generation of Canadians and global citizens

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Hanlon will Retire as COVE CEO

Jim Hanlon has announced his plans to retire as Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) in 2020.“I’m really proud of what we have accomplished at COVE”, said Jim. “At COVE, we’ve created a world-leading environment for ocean technology companies to come together and grow the ocean economy. It’s not a big surprise to the organization that I’m retiring, and I’m looking forward to seeing where COVE’s next leader will take us as COVE continues to grow and change”Hanlon, with the late Colin MacLean (CEO

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Kongsberg Expands Canadian Operations

for Kongsberg Maritime, Canada. “COVE keeps us in touch with developments in the local ocean tech sector and brings us closer to our customers and industry partners. We look forward to expanding on existing relationships and finding new ways to introduce Canadian ocean tech to the world.”Jim Hanlon, CEO of COVE, said, “This world-leading company has been a long-time part of the ocean technology community here in Atlantic Canada and now they are bringing their innovative ideas directly into COVE. We have already seen the KONGSBERG team with other COVE tenants on innovation projects and

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Kraken Sets Up Unmanned Vehicles Facility

sectors such as oil and gas exploration operators, hydrographic and oceanographic survey organizations, environmental monitoring and search/recovery teams. UMVs are also being adopted by various scientific research organizations for conducting oceanic studies and maritime surveys.”COVE CEO, Jim Hanlon, said, “We are now seeing a revolution in unmanned maritime robotics similar to what happened when unmanned aerial drones were introduced in the 2000s. Both military and commercial operators are realizing the missions that can be accomplished with ocean drones and robotics. Maritime entities

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COVE Welcomes Aboard IBM Canada

COVE announced that IBM Canada has joined the ocean business park as a tenant, one of 50 currently in residence.“We are very pleased to welcome IBM Canada to COVE,” says Jim Hanlon, CEO at COVE. “IBM has proven its commitment to the growing field of ocean data analytics and we feel this new tenancy at COVE further helps support COVE’s position as a significant hub for ocean technology, not just in Nova Scotia, but globally.”IBM is one of Canada’s top 10 private R&D investors and last year contributed more than $478 million to Canadian research activities. In

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More Tenants Move into COVE Facility

The Center for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) reports it continues to onboard tenants in 2019.“We’re pleased to announce RBR, Precise Design and Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association (NSBA) have moved into COVE,” said Jim Hanlon, CEO of COVE, a collaborative facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector located in Halifax Harbor, in Nova Scotia, Canada.COVE's mission is to propel the ocean economy by providing high quality marine infrastructure and a collaborative space in which a community of ocean enterprises can start, grow and prosper. Its primary goal is to

Sensor Technology Expands

introductions. For Sensor Technology Ltd., this means the company will now have the office and bay space necessary to advance their work from Nova Scotia.”“We’re pleased to see companies like Sensor Technology join Nova Scotia’s thriving ocean sector,” said COVE CEO Jim Hanlon. “By joining the collaborative network available at COVE, the company will have direct access to the ocean, testing facilities, and post-secondary and government research centers that will help them accelerate, while contributing to the province’s ocean economy.”In addition, Sensor

New Ocean Technology Innovation Center Opened

come together, innovate, and thrive, is a natural fit in Canada’s vibrant marine industry. We are proud to support COVE and look forward to watching the collaborations and ideas that will result.”“We are very pleased with the complement of companies that have chosen COVE,” said Jim Hanlon, CEO of Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE).  “The mix of large and small, start-up and well-established, entrepreneur and seasoned marine services provider – it’s the collaboration among all of these players that will ultimately make COVE a catalyst for the success

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