With over 25 thousand kilometers of coastline British Columbia’s (B.C.) economy, and its strategic geographic location as a gateway to the Pacific, has led to a thriving maritime culture and industry. British Columbia competes globally by leading in offshore energy, defence and security, marine transportation, shipbuilding, refit and repair, and environmental monitoring and ocean stewardship. And for over 35 years, British Columbia companies have been at the leading edge of research and commercial development of advanced ocean technologies.
Universities and research organizations work with private sector companies to share knowledge, commercialize data, and advance research. From establishing one of the world’s first and largest undersea digital observatories to developing deep-water submersibles and remotely operated vehicles, British Columbia has consistently been at the forefront of developments in the marine industry. Our advanced education system offers world-renowned programs in ocean sciences and technology.
Doing business in B.C.’s marine industry is a smart way to access world-class marine services, resources, efficient logistics and transportation, and a wealth of top-tier talent.
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