The Ocean Global Canada (OGC) Lab is a collaborative research initiative leveraging blue economy best practices to achieve environmentally responsible, commercially profitable, and socially acceptable outcomes in the ocean economy.

To diversify successfully, Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the ocean sector require a nuanced understanding of where the opportunities lie, and how to successfully break into global and regional value chains.

In partnership with Canadian and international partners, the OGC Lab is deploying data analytics and evidence-based research to better understand the interlinkages between trade, investment, equity, and sustainability.

Working with the public and private sectors, Indigenous and coastal communities, and key strategic institutional partners, the Lab’s multidisciplinary team is capturing, analyzing, tracking, and reporting on the following four key metrics in the ocean economy:

  • Trade
  • Investment
  • Equity
  • Sustainability

Researchers, students, policymakers, industry partners, development experts, and others interested in interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange across the ocean innovation value chain will benefit from the Lab’s programming.