Trade mission showcases ocean technology

The University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is off to China to lead a 12-day ocean technology trade mission, with support provided by the government of British Columbia.

“China is one of the world's fastest growing economies, particularly in the marine sector,” says Scott McLean, ONC Innovation Centre director. “Through this mission, we’re building international partnerships that will advance ocean technology in both China and British Columbia to ensure sustained monitoring of the ocean environment.”

The Innovation Centre will join a number of other BC organizations in showcasing the province’s leading edge ocean science and technology sector, including: Seamor Marine from Nanaimo; the Canadian Science Submersible Facility (CSSF) from Sidney; Rockland Scientific and ASL Environmental Sciences, both with headquarters in Victoria; International Submarine Engineering in Port Coquitlam and ThinkSensor Research in West Vancouver.

Following the exhibition, the group will visit Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Qingdao and Tianjin, all major Chinese cities with significant interest in the ocean science and technology sector.

B.C. government release and backgrounder

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Keywords: oceans, Ocean Networks Canada, technology, China

People: Scott McLean

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