October 31 - November 1, 2017  
Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada


Now in its fifth year, MASS has gained an international reputation as a must-attend event to gain a wide perspective on challenges, opportunities and policies related to the Arctic and North Atlantic maritime environments. Sponsored by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (Gov NL), Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and supported by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), this international conference, that is dedicated to all aspects of maritime and Arctic security and safety, attracts speakers and attendees representing:

  • all levels of government
  • academic leaders
  • Northern leaders
  • National Defence
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • United States Coast Guard
  • Transport Canada
  • Public Safety
  • US Department of Homeland Security
  • industry leaders
  • harsh environment research leaders


MASS17 will bring together some of the brightest and most experienced minds to collaborate and explore complex challenges and opportunities associated with the North Atlantic and the Arctic environments. Speakers and attendees will include prominent individuals with responsibility to share information under the MASS17 theme – “Arctic Horizons”.


MASS17 offers an unmatched occasion to engage with academic, research, industry and traditional knowledge experts on a wide range of topics related to maritime and Arctic environments, like maritime and Arctic surveillance, safety and rescue, communications, research and development; Oil & Gas exploration and development in the north and Northern economic development and its impact on people. Expert speakers are being confirmed to address the following themes:

  • Maritime Domain Capabilities
  • Search and Rescue Capabilities
  • Oil & Gas Safety and Security


Share your ideas with other experts. MASS17 will offer a friendly occasion to meet and engage on areas of interest related to Maritime and Arctic challenges, opportunities and innovation. At MASS17 there will be ample time to have one-on-one interactions with industry leaders, academic/research experts, policy developers, safety and security experts and government officials. Share your knowledge with your peers at MASS17, as you connect with other interest focused minds at informal gatherings at meals, networking breaks, or at the organized networking reception.

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