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Smart Solutions for Challenging Environments


40 Years of Excellence - and counting!

Smart Solutions for Challenging Environments since 1975

C-CORE is a Canadian research and development (R&D) corporation that creates value in the private and public sectors by undertaking applied research and development, generating knowledge, developing technology solutions and driving innovation.

Established in 1975 to address challenges facing oil and gas development offshore Newfoundland & Labrador and other ice-prone regions, C-CORE is now a multi-disciplinary ISO 9001-registered R&D organization with world-leading capability in Remote Sensing, Ice Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering. Many complex projects require a multi-faceted approach; C-CORE combines this expertise for a complete, end-to-end solution.

With unparalleled harsh environment expertise, C-CORE provides research-based advisory services and technology solutions to national and international clients in the natural resource, energy, security and transportation sectors. Public sector clients also use our services to address security, sustainability and safety issues related to their regulatory and operating needs. 

C-CORE focuses on long-term value by investing in new research, equipment and competence development, continuously growing capacity and capability. Throughout the past generation, we have supported some 1200 undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students on their path to becoming the highly qualified personnel needed to drive global innovation, and have served as an incubator for 18 new technology companies.  Headquartered in Canada at St John's NL, with additional facilities in Ottawa ON, C-CORE maintains a close collaborative relationship with Memorial University, with access to its extensive facilities, diverse academic expertise and $100 million research portfolio.

C-CORE is also home to LOOKNorth, a Canadian Centre of Excellence for remote sensing innovation to support remote resource development and operations, and the Centre for Arctic Resource Development (CARD) – a long-term R&D initiative in partnership with the oil and gas industry.

From a staff of ~70 scientists, engineers and other professionals, project teams are assembled based on client need, drawing on internal expertise across disciplines, as well as national/international academic, institutional and corporate partnerships, in order to support increasingly safe and sustainable operations in challenging environments around the globe.