Ocean Futures Forum

  • Date 13 Mar 2018
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Ocean Futures Forum

13 Mar 2018, 09:30 - 13:30

Platinum Suite Rooms 5-7
Language:
English (United Kingdom)

This half-day exclusive forum brings together key players in the ocean science and technology community, to examine the future trajectory of the Blue Economy. Representatives of government bodies, academia, international organisations and industry will debate the science and technology needs of the Blue Economy of the future.

A networking lunch will follow proceedings. There is a £100 +VAT cost to register and attend this event.

The programme will consist of three parts:

  • Opening keynote session
  • Panel & audience discussion with keynote presenters
  • Networking lunch

 
Confirmed presenters include:

  • The Ocean Economy in 2030
    Claire Jolly, Head of Innovation Policies for Space and Oceans (IPSO) Unit, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Future Science Needs
    Prof Ed Hill OBE, Executive Director, National Oceanography Centre
  • From Sustained Observations to Effective Ocean Governance
    Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
  • Ensuring Sustainability
    John Bell, Director Bioeconomy, European Commission DG Research & Innovation
  • The Ocean Energy Sector and Technology Implications
    John Westwood, Founder & Former Chairman, Douglas-Westwood
  • Stimulating Innovation
    Jim Hanlon, CEO, The Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (Canada)


Panel discussion to be moderated by:
Dr. Richard W. (Rick) Spinrad is a Professor of Oceanography at Oregon State University (OSU) and President-Elect of the Marine Technology Society (MTS)

 

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Programme subject to change

Contributors

  • Claire Jolly

    Presenter

    Head of Innovation Policies for Space and Oceans (IPSO) Unit, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

    Claire Jolly is Manager / Head of Unit in the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation...

  • Prof Ed Hill OBE

    Presenter

    Executive Director

    National Oceanography Centre

    Professor Edward Hill is Executive Director of the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in the United Kingdom.  The NOC is part of the Natural...

  • John Bell

    Presenter

    Director for the Bioeconomy in DG Research & Innovation

    European Commission

    Dr John Bell is Director for the Bioeconomy in DG Research & Innovation. He is responsible for leading the definition, implementation and investment...

  • Vladimir Ryabinin

    Presenter

    Executive Secretary

    Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

    Dr Ryabinin, the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO and Assistant Director-General of UNESCO, is...

  • John Westwood

    Presenter

    Founder & Former Chairman

    Douglas-Westwood

    John has been described as one of the world’s leading energy business analysts. A serial entrepreneur, he has spent over 40 years in the energy...

  • Jim Hanlon

    Presenter

    CEO

    The Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (Canada)

    Jim is a 30-year veteran of the Canadian tech industry, having worked in design, marketing and management for companies in Atlantic Canada, Ontario...

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