CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - In the next 10 years, an industry-led initiative, focused on building on Canada’s ocean related business activity, research and technology will sail into P.E.I.
Ocean Supercluster is expected to create more than 3,000 jobs across the Atlantic region, with more than $14 billion spread in its wake.
Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, UPEI’s president and vice-chancellor, joined with leaders across the Atlantic region to welcome the news.
“There isn’t an aspect of the Ocean Supercluster proposal that UPEI cannot strengthen with our research expertise in fish health, climate adaptation, and sustainable design engineering,” he said.
The Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI is a leader in fish health research.
Research from UPEI and the Atlantic Veterinary College has already made an impact on Canada’s ocean economy.
This new initiative will strengthen that impact.
“The student experience at UPEI has been enhanced in recent years through our close relationships with industry. We are ready to build on these relationships and make significant and lasting contributions to this important economic initiative for our region,” added Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz.
The Ocean Supercluster is one of five Innovative Superclusters.
Industries like marine renewable energy, fisheries, aquaculture, oil and gas, defence, shipbuilding, and transportation will be strengthened.