27 Parker Street, Dartmouth, NS


Many partners including: Develop Nova Scotia, The Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE), Innovacorp, Nova Scotia, Community College, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Business Inc., Nova Scotia Department of Business, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Irving Shipbuilding

Project Updates


The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) is a collaborative facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector. Our 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. Our primary goal is to support ocean technology commercialization.

COVE is now certified as a Green Marine facility. Learn more about the Participants here.

Build Nova Scotia is pleased to be a Supporter.


Located in what was once the Canadian Coast Guard facility on Halifax Harbour, this hub is home to local and global ocean technology businesses, post-secondary institutions, researchers, and marine-based and service businesses that support the ocean sector. The COVE site features extensive marine facilities with two large, deep-water piers, office space, an incubator and space for shops and labs.

COVE is a community that brings together the best and the brightest to push ocean tech advances to market. It’s a space that fosters innovation and cross-pollinates expertise, ideas, and resources among members, COVE is where business growth, opportunity, and technical advances happen.

Members have access to shared equipment and infrastructure, and the resources of the management team to nurture partnerships in forming technology leadership projects. As well, with initiatives and a site designed to encourage formal and informal networking, COVE members can connect with the people, companies, and opportunities essential to grow their business.

COVE marked its 1 year anniversary of operation in October, 2019 with the addition of Dartmouth Ocean Technologies Inc. (DOT), the 58thcompany to locate at the facility. Learn more about the members at COVE.