The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) has been awarded the Marine Technology Society (MTS) 2019 Compass International Award for the advancement of marine science and technology.

Jim Hanlon, CEO of COVE, accepted the prestigious award earlier today at the MTS Ocean Conference in Seattle, Washington. The award recognizes COVE’s work as an ocean technology business hub and collaborator and reinforces its vision of a prominent ocean economy in Canada.

“On behalf of our team, and the incredible work being done by our more than 60 tenants, thank you to the Marine Technology Society for this recognition,” said Hanlon. “The energy we feel every day at COVE reflects the current caliber and potential of the ocean industry in Nova Scotia, Canada, and globally. We’re proud to act as a catalyst for partnerships and innovative technologies.”

MTS is an international society dedicated to promoting awareness, understanding, and advancement and application of marine technology. Incorporated in 1963, the society brings together businesses, institutions, professionals, academics, and students who are ocean engineers, technologists, policymakers, and educators.

COVE will be open to the public on Saturday, November 16 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Join us for an opportunity to talk to our tenants, see their projects up close, and tour our facility.

About COVE

Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) is an ocean technology business hub that encourages collaboration across sectors to connect local and international companies in the ocean sector. COVE brings together people, ideas, industry and research to help our community and members work in new ways. Together, we are a catalyst in creating the world’s next practical, commercial and revolutionary ocean technology advances. Irving Shipbuilding, as part of its Value Proposition commitments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), has invested $4.52 million in COVE to support development of the programs and operations. Learn more about COVE at

For more information, please contact:

Leslie Munro
Communications Manager
Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE)

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, October 29, 2019