Based in St. John's, at the easternmost point of North America at the edge of the North Atlantic Ocean, OceansAdvance fosters and promotes the development and expansion of the industrial ocean technology cluster in Newfoundland and Labrador. Innovative companies draw on a highly educated workforce and team with world-class research facilities, with strong government support, to develop specialized technologies to serve local, national, and international clients. The cluster traces its roots to a 500-year history of problem-solving in harsh marine environments.