About

Access cutting-edge technology, equipment and expertise

Nova Scotia’s first Technology Access Centre, SEATAC supports Canadian businesses by providing research and development services. Drawing on Nova Scotia Community College’s (NSCC) resources and well-equipped facilities, SEATAC offers services that increase productivity and innovation of small- and medium-sized enterprises in the ocean sector.

SEATAC takes a market-driven approach to its role in the ocean innovation ecosystem, and provides efficient, responsive and customer-focused services. The Centre functions like a not-for-profit business. We offer a variety of expertise including prototyping, data analytics and communications, and advanced manufacturing to help companies develop new products and services.

SEATAC is co-located at the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) and the NSCC Ivany Campus. Enabling innovators to seize opportunities in the rapidly growing global ocean economy, SEATAC is here to help to position Canada’s ocean technology industry as a leader in sustainable ocean innovation.

Our team

Neil Laamanen

Neil Laamanen

Project Coordinator

Marie MacCormick

Marie MacCormick

Program Director

Bernie Serbu

Bernie Serbu

Administrative Assistant

John Stratton

John Stratton

Business Development Lead

we know working in the ocean is different

Find solutions with SEATAC today.

Our board members

Jeffrey Taylor

Associate Vice President Applied Research and Innovation, NSCC

Jim Hanlon

Former CEO, COVE

Alexandra McCann

Executive Director, Onside

Melanie Nadeau

Chief Executive Officer, COVE

Alain Joseph

Director Applied Research, NSCC

Wendy Luther

President and Chief Executive Officer, Halifax Partnership

Andrew Lafford

Dean, Technology and Environment, NSCC

Edward Irving

Deputy Director, NSERC

Introducing our board members

Jeffery Taylor

Associate Vice President Applied Research and Innovation, NSCC

Jim Hanlon

Former CEO, COVE

Edward Irving

Deputy Director, NSERC

Alain Joseph

Director Applied Research, NSCC

Wendy Luther

President and Chief Executive Officer, Halifax Partnership

Alexandra McCann

Executive Director, Onside