Skip to Main Content

Sustainable Development Goals at NSCC: Goal 14: Life Below Water

About Goal 14

Fish under waves life below water

Goal 14, Life Below Water, aims to conserve oceans and sustainably manage marine resources. This goal strives to reduce marine pollution and address ocean acidification, while also preventing overfishing and the degradation of valuable ecosystems.   

Learn more about Goal 14

The Global Goals. (2022, June 28). Protect and restore our ocean [Video]. YouTube. 

NSCC and Goal 14

Examples of NSCC initiatives that are helping to advance Goal 14: Life Below Water.

The Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) The Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) brings together people, ideas, and resources that propel Canada’s marine technology sector. NSCC has served as the lead post-secondary institution for the development of the facility, working with a partnership which included Waterfront Development, the province’s Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal department and the Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE). The Centre is a source of innovation and economic growth for Atlantic Canada and will contribute to learning opportunities for students.
NSCC Ocean Technology Program

The NSCC Oceans Technology program teaches students how to deploy technology devices in a marine environment to address industry challenges and research questions. Graduates from this program may go on to protect marine environments, monitor marine resources or advance ocean technology.

Sustainable Lobster Bait

The  NSCC Applied Research team has worked with Sea Start Seafood to optimize lobster bait which represents a significant and growing demand in Canada. Mackerel is traditionally used for lobster bait however increased strain on the fishery has made this an increasingly unsustainable option.

Resources and Links


Key Organizations