EP4 - Melanie Nadeau

EP4 - Melanie Nadeau

To round off our successful first season of OCEANOVATION’s Dive In Podcast, we have invited Melanie Nadeau, the CEO of Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) to share her personal journey with the Ocean, and how it shaped her professional career and role at COVE.

We truly enjoy a good story and an inspiring woman, and this one will be no exception.

Melanie’s journey is everything but your usual resume. An entrepreneur at heart, bold and driven, she decided to enroll in the Canadian Navy at the age of 16. Aside from the incredible experience, opportunities, and travel she experienced, the discipline she acquired gave her a competitive advantage she is applying today when running COVE.

Through her unique set of skills and entrepreneurial approach, she leveraged her love for the Ocean by ensuring that COVE becomes a valuable tool to support Blue Tech and Ocean data-driven projects.

Tune into Episode #4 of the Dive in Series as Elodie and Melanie discuss;

Her experience as a woman in a sector usually male-dominated and how she overcame some of the challenges to pursue her career and passion
What it is to be an innovator and entrepreneur in the Canadian blue space.

Canada’s current positioning in the blue economy and how existing regulations potentially affect ocean innovation
The role of COVE in supporting more “agile” regulations and practices to tackle some of the concerns faced by strategic ocean industries.

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