COAST Talks: Weathering Change – How Ocean Tech Supports Climate Security

March 15, 2023

Canadian and U.S. experts convene for a timely and fascinating discussion about the climate security challenges we face and the ocean-based technology that could help solve them.

COAST Talks: Fast Forward – Driving Growth in the Ocean Tech

January 26, 2023

We explore the hurdles B.C.’s ocean tech startups face as they disrupt traditional approaches, adapt bold strategies and work towards global impact, and discuss ways to overcome challenges and accelerate growth.

The Pacific Swell: The Rise of the Blue Economy

Nov 22, 2022

Canada is a nation flanked by 3 oceans and nearly 250,000 km. of coastline, more than any country in the world. Its potential in the ocean economy — or blue economy — is enormous. As efforts intensify to establish and grow Canada’s Pacific hub for the sustainable blue economy in Greater Victoria, we talk to a panel of local and cross-Canada experts to explore our future as a blue economy nation, from coast to coast to coast.

COAST Talks UN Ocean Decade: Connecting Ocean Knowledge to Ocean Action

June 8, 2022

On World Oceans Day (June 8), COAST Talks took a fascinating look at the UN Ocean Decade (2021-2030) and how it unlocks opportunities for innovators, scientists and entrepreneurs in the sustainable development of this massive marine ecosystem.

COAST Talks: Global Ocean Observation – What are the Opportunities for Pacific Canada?

March 24, 2022

A panel of local and global ocean observation experts explore Pacific Canada’s need for an ocean observation solution that allows systems and data to talk to each other.

COAST Talks: Tidal Power

Oct 20, 2021

This month we’re taking a closer look at tidal energy micro-grids and the opportunities for remote communities to generate clean power.

COAST Talks: Island Class Electrification with BC Ferries

Sept 22, 2021

September’s COAST Talk will explore the Island Class Electrification Program with BC Ferries. The Island Class are battery-equipped ships designed for full electric operation.

COAST Talks: Ocean Renewable Energy – Powering the Blue Economy

Aug 18, 2021

Our August COAST Talk will provide a high level overview of the development of Ocean Renewable Energy to power the Blue Economy, as part of enabling ocean economic development activities in Canada.

COAST Talks: Cross-Coastal Collaboration in the Blue Economy

July 21, 2021

With the rapid rise of the blue economy, Canada has the potential to emerge as a leader in the development of solutions that support greater ocean health and productivity.