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The Launch provides the Canadian ocean research community with the capability and capacity to capitalize on the dynamic and often scalable environment required to deliver leading-edge research in applied ocean science.


With collaborative and inclusive access to a comprehensive suite of ocean focused resources for faculty, students, researchers, and private industry, The Launch provides a unique contribution to ocean science through a ‘one-stop shop’ for ocean exploration.

The Launch includes:


36,000 ft2 multi-purpose building with large, high bay workshops with access to wharf and Command and Control Centre


6,000 ft2 building for observation and management


Industry and Academic spaces with laboratories, classrooms, conference, office and collaboration spaces


Sheltered access to Atlantic Ocean via marginal wharf and finger pier in clean, year-round cold-water conditions of Holyrood Harbour


A Marine Fleet with a variety of work vessels available for academic and R&D purposes

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