Centres & Institutes



DeepSense is a unique ocean research partnership between industry, academia and government that enables companies to benefit from technology solutions that solve real-world ocean related data challenges. Headquartered at the Faculty of Computer Science and delivered by partners with a global reputation, DeepSense supports industry in seizing growth opportunities in the global ocean economy.

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Institute for Big Data Analytics

The Institute for Big Data Analytics is a first of its kind in Canada. It has a mission create knowledge and expertise in the field of big data analytics by facilitating fundamental, interdisciplinary and collaborative research, advanced applications, advanced training, and partnerships with industry.

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ShiftKey Labs

ShiftKey Labs is part of the Nova Scotia Sandbox Project, a joint project hosted by Nova Scotia universities and community colleges which focuses on providing support for post-secondary students to develop enthusiasm for and pathways to innovation.  

Shiftkey Labs has well-established programs and a track record of offering effective, engaging programs that bring together multidisciplinary teams to develop ideas and innovative technical solutions to important local and global problems.