Marine Vehicles program

With an estimated one-fifth of the world's undiscovered oil and gas, the Arctic and the Atlantic offshore have become a focal point for exploration activities. Developed to address the priority challenges of Canadian marine transportation, frontier oil and gas, shipbuilding and ship design, the Marine Vehicles (MV) program works to deliver technologies that improve the operability of marine vehicles while lowering the risks and costs associated with their operation.

By developing advanced control technologies that optimize operational efficiency to reduce fuel consumption and annual greenhouse gas production, the MV program develops design tools for ice class and inshore vessels, including navigational control systems with integrated motion stabilization. The program also works with Canadian industry to address the challenges of sub-surface vessels and to develop performance monitoring technologies and training simulators for new ship builds.


Collaborate with us

Collaborate with us on strategic research projects to help de-risk your innovative ideas, reduce your start-up costs and accelerate your commercial development timelines.


If you're interested in partnering with NRC to collaborate on research and development to improve the operation or design of ships and floating offshore structures, please contact:

Mark Murphy, Portfolio Business Advisor
Telephone: 709-772-2105

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Submit an online request for information about our programs and services.

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Targeted industries

Shipbuilding, offshore oil & gas, shipping industry


Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John's