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Canada is investing an additional $750 million over a further five years in its Global Innovation Clusters which support key sectors of Canadian advantage to build world-leading innovation ecosystems in Canada

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    The Clusters are Pan Canadian with activity accross Canada. Canada’s Ocean Supercluster with a focus on Ocean, is based in Atlantic Canada and is guided by the shared vision of leaders in fisheries, aquaculture, offshore resources, transportation, marine renewables, defence, bio resources, and ocean technologies to leverage our strengths to solve ocean challenges together. By matching industry investment, and facilitating collaboration and close alignment with the ecosystem, academia, science, indigenous communities, and government, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is activating game-changing projects and advancing Canada’s position as a global leader in ocean. The Global Innovation Clusters, including Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (https://oceansupercluster.ca/) is an industry-led transformative cluster model that is driving cross-sectoral collaboration, accelerating innovation, and growing Canada’s economy. The Ocean Cluster is answering the call for sustainable ocean innovation by building a robust ecosystem that is well-connected and well-equipped to rapidly innovate, commercialize solutions, and deliver on the growing ocean opportunity by: - Creating a new model for ocean growth, and reducing risk for companies; - Increasing data exchange across ocean stakeholders to maximize value and minimize duplication; - Strengthening connections to develop commercial, sustainable ocean solutions; - Building an inclusive and highly capable workforce; and - Developing solutions that also address ocean health.

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    Canada's Ocean Supercluster (Non-profit entity)

    Goal 14

    Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

    Goal 14

    14.1

    By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution

    14.1.1

    (a) Index of coastal eutrophication; and (b) plastic debris density

    14.2

    By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans

    14.2.1

    Number of countries using ecosystem-based approaches to managing marine areas

    14.3

    Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels

    14.3.1
    Average marine acidity (pH) measured at agreed suite of representative sampling stations

    14.4

    By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics

    14.4.1
    Proportion of fish stocks within biologically sustainable levels

    14.5

    By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information

    14.5.1
    Coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas

    14.6

    By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation

    14.6.1

    Degree of implementation of international instruments aiming to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

    14.7

    By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism

    14.7.1

    Sustainable fisheries as a proportion of GDP in small island developing States, least developed countries and all countries

    14.a

    Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries

    14.a.1
    Proportion of total research budget allocated to research in the field of marine technology

    14.b

    Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets

    14.b.1

    Degree of application of a legal/regulatory/policy/institutional framework which recognizes and protects access rights for small‐scale fisheries

    14.c

    Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of "The future we want"

    14.c.1

    Number of countries making progress in ratifying, accepting and implementing through legal, policy and institutional frameworks, ocean-related instruments that implement international law, as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, for the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans and their resources

    Creating a new model for ocean growth, and reducing risk for companies

    Increasing data exchange across ocean stakeholders to maximize value and minimize duplication

    Strengthening connections to develop commercial, sustainable ocean solutions

    Building an inclusive and highly capable workforce

    Developing solutions that also address ocean health

    Financing (in USD)
    Canada is investing an additional $750 million over a further five years in its Global Innovation Clusters
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    Timeline
    01 February 2018 (start date)
    01 March 2028 (date of completion)
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    Government of Canada
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    Other beneficiaries

    Other communities affected by this commitment: fishery, aquaculture, bioresources, offshore resources, marine renewables, defence, shipping and ocean technology.

    Ocean Basins
    Arctic Ocean, North Pacific, North Atlantic
    Communities of Ocean Action
    Sustainable blue economy, Scientific knowledge, research capacity development and transfer of marine technology
    Countries
    Canada
    Canada
    Headquarters
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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    Jessika, Policy Analyst