We will update this page regularly as the Centre for Ocean Applied Sustainable Technologies continues to move forward.

September 2020

  • A working group is established to shape the hub and cluster concept and submit an application to Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD). 
  • The WD application receives a $100,000 contribution from WD. 
  • The City of Victoria contributes $20,000.
  • The team of Urban Systems, Hatch and Engage//Innovate of Norway is contracted to develop the business plan for the hub and cluster.

October 2020

  • On October 6 and 7, the working group and project consultants host a two-day workshop designed to capture details to inform the operating model and overall direction of the hub, with 95 participants. Slides used in the two-day workshop on October 6 and 7 are available. 
  • October 6 meeting – Youtube Video
  • October 7 meeting – Youtube Video

November 2020

  • On November 4, Design Workshop #3 covered topics from funding options to governance models and the real estate component of a hub).
  • Slides from the November 4 workshop can be found here.
  • November 4 Meeting – Youtube Video

December 2020

February 2021

  • The ocean hub and cluster is incorporated the Centre for Ocean Sustainable Technologies (COAST) and the COAST Interim Board is founded; see news release.