Nova Scotia Community College

Dartmouth, NS


SEATAC supports growth of the ocean economy by providing research services to local businesses that work in the ocean technology sector.

In 2019, Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) was awarded federal funding for Nova Scotia’s first Technology Access Centre (TAC). SEATAC received additional industry funding from Thales Canada and the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE).

Through for-fee, easy access to NSCC’s research expertise and technology, SEATAC helps businesses be more productive and competitive. SEATAC's team is focused on addressing customers’ needs and collaborates with NSCC Applied Research and other NSCC departments to offer a wide array of services and expertise.

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SEATAC John Stratton, PEng MBA

John Stratton, PEng MBA
SEATAC Program Director (Acting)


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  1. Ocean tech development
  2. Geospatial services
  3. Energy systems
  4. Data and automation
  5. Ocean/Marine training


  1. Marine
  2. Ocean Technology


Equipment Function
CNC Machining Centres Manufactures different sized metal parts to create accurate and precise work pieces.
Robotic Arm Automates processes, including part assembly.
Laser sintering Metal 3D Printer Builds complex metal parts direct from 3D CAD drawings in a variety of metals.
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D Printer Builds prototypes using a continuous, layer-by-layer, string of thermoplastic material.
Resin 3D Printer Creates functional, waterproof parts.
FARO Design Scanarm Produces high-resolution, accurate 3D scans for reverse engineering and CAD designs to expedite product development.
Sonar Generates high-resolution photos and videos of the seafloor. These techniques are used to collect data and create detailed maps.
Ocean Survey Instruments An array of data collecting instruments. This includes subsea camera systems, multi-beam echo sounders and autonomous underwater vehicles.
  • Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE)
  • Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)
  • Thales