This is the last weekend to submit to the Greenwich Maritime Centre’s September conference, ‘Society and the Sea: “The Values Of The Ocean And Coasts For Sustainable Development’
You can go directly to our submissions page: https://goo.gl/forms/9GrYKd4zyFjGDuLF3
Or learn more at our website: http://www.gre.ac.uk/society-and-the-sea
Society and the Sea Conference
15-16 September 2016
University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, UK
The 1st Greenwich Maritime Conference ‘Society and the Sea’ was a great success. There were 36 presentations representing a diverse range of maritime issues across conservation, fisheries, arts, history, health and wellbeing and the blue economy. Many thanks to all the delegates who took part and in particular to the five keynote speakers, the presenters and the session chairs. Thanks to all for making it such a worthwhile event. Final thanks goes to the excellent organisation skills of the University of Greenwich FACH Research Office for going the extra mile and making sure everything ran smoothly and also to the Trafalgar Tavern for a fantastic and memorable conference dinner.
Keynote presentations, abstracts and photos from the event will be uploaded to this blog and the conference website soon!
Thursday 20 November 2014
HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PN
The Blue Economy – the extensive interdependent range of economic activities that depend on the sea – offers huge potential for sustainable economic growth. This has been identified in the EC ‘Blue Growth’ strategy, with an emphasis on marine knowledge, spatial planning and integrated maritime surveillance. In January 2014 the Commission launched Horizon 2020, the EU’s largest ever research and innovation programme. Within the UK, current government initiatives to promote marine and maritime growth include the Marine Industries Leadership Council with representatives from the main sectors. Indications of rising international awareness of the importance of blue growth, include the action agenda for the Global Oceans Commission (2013-), the activities of the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Islands (2002-), and the five-day Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth (The Hague, April 2014).
Taking as a starting point the three elements of the EC Blue Growth strategy, the Blue Economy symposium will examine these in relation to future UK opportunities in marine/maritime exploration, exploitation, energy and enterprise. What are the gaps in marine knowledge, spatial planning requirements and surveillance capacity that UK technology and skill can fill? What is needed to ensure that public policy and private interests combine to benefit the UK’s Blue Economy?
Coffee and Registration
Welcome and Introduction
Professor Sarah Palmer, Chair of Greenwich Forum
|Keynote Address: Simon Reddy, Global Ocean Commission
|Theme 1: Exploration
Professor Ed Hill, National Oceanography Centre
Koen Verbruggen, Geological Survey Ireland
Robert Ward, International Hydrographic Organisation
|Theme 2: Exploitation
Dr Philomène Verlaan, IMarEST
John Breslin, Smartbay Ireland
Dr Adrian Glover, Natural History Museum TBC
|Theme 3: Energy
Michael Cowling, Crown Estate
Martin Wright, Aurora Ventures Ltd.
Oil and Gas UK TBC
|Theme 4: Enterprise
Gregory Darling, Gardline/Marine Industries Leadership Council
Martin Hampson, Satellite Applications Catapult
|Keynote Address: The Rt Hon Matthew Hancock, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise
|Concluding Comments and Drinks Reception
End of Event
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