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July 6, 2021

A start-up incubator for the St. Lawrence River

The Société de promotion économique de Rimouski (SOPER), UQAR, Technopole maritime du Québec and several other partners are launching the first startup incubator in Eastern Quebec called Flots. Dedicated to the rapid rise of startups in the blue economy sector, it is linked to a unique cluster of research and innovation centres as well as […]

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Quebec set to invest almost $927 million in new Avantage Saint-Laurent maritime vision
June 17, 2021

Quebec set to invest almost $927 million in new Avantage Saint-Laurent maritime vision

The Quebec government has unveiled its new maritime vision called Avantage Saint-Laurent. The vision sets forth the goal of making the St. Lawrence River a high-performance economic corridor that respects ecosystems and the environmental health of riverside communities. Chantal Rouleau, Quebec’s Minister of Transport and Minister Responsible for the Metropolis and Montreal region, announced June […]

Navigating Whale Habitat: a new toolkit for the shipowners
May 18, 2021

Navigating Whale Habitat: a new toolkit for the shipowners

In an effort to ensure that shipping is respectful of whales in the Northwest Atlantic, WWF-Canada, the Réseau d’observation de mammifères marins (ROMM) and the St. Lawrence Global Observatory (SLGO) have joined forces to create a new toolkit that will help ship owners and their crews to recognize whales and maintain an inventory of these […]

Ocean Exchange welcomes applications for 2021 innovation awards
May 2, 2021

Ocean Exchange welcomes applications for 2021 innovation awards

A Call for Solutions from Ocean Exchange is now open for entries to compete for two $100,000 USD monetary innovation awards.   Ocean Exchange welcomes registration from innovators with working prototypes in materials, devices, processes, or systems that have the ability to Have Impact Though Sustainability, such as innovations that increase productivity and generate economic […]

Santa Barbara County prepares this year’s speed reduction incentive program
May 1, 2021

Santa Barbara County prepares this year’s speed reduction incentive program

The Air Pollution Control District of Santa Barbara County is asking the owners/operators of container and roll-on/roll-off vessels to once again voluntarily reduce their speed in the Santa Barbara Channel along the California coast from mid-May through mid-November. By slowing down to 10 knots or less, the numerous container ships and auto carriers reduce the […]

Transport Canada updates speed restrictions to protect North Atlantic right whales
April 14, 2021

Transport Canada updates speed restrictions to protect North Atlantic right whales

Based on scientific data and consultations with the maritime industry, Transport Canada has revised speed restriction zones to minimize ship strikes with endangered North Atlantic right whales. For a second consecutive year, a voluntary slowdown of 10 knots over the ground has been announced for the span from Cabot Strait (the line running from Cape […]

2021 measures announced to help the Southern resident killer whale
April 14, 2021

2021 measures announced to help the Southern resident killer whale

The Government of Canada is adding to the measures it has taken over the past two years to protect the small population of Southern resident killer whales. The new protections include a minimum 400-metre (1,312-feet) approach distance (until May 31, 2022) in British Columbia’s southern coastal waters, and the re-establishment of interim sanctuary zones off […]

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Summer 2021
  • The zero-emission challenge
  • New! The North Atlantic Advisory Committee
  • Satellite whale tracking
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