UK-USA - Marine Energy Industrial Strategy 2019
OCEAN BUSINESS - Following on from the US - UK SME exchange was the Ocean Business event, also hosted by the NOC in Southampton. This was another knock-out event, packed with exhibitors of the latest marine technology.
The Marine Technology SME Best Practice Exchange is convened by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the UK Department for International Trade with the US Department of Commerce, the Office of the US Trade Representative, and the US Small Business Administration.
The proposal for this first sectoral best practice exchange was discussed at the fourth meeting of the UK-US Trade and Investment Working Group (TIWG) in July of 2018. The best practice exchange aims to raise awareness of the close regional connections between the UK and US in the ocean and marine technology sector and explore pilot opportunities for the US-UK trade promotion and trade-show collaboration focused on SMEs in 2019.
The objective of this best practice exchange is to bring together marine technology SMEs on both sides of the Atlantic with UK and US government officials to identify ways to strengthen co-operation on issues of mutual interest to SMEs in the sector and drive specific outcomes which respond to SME needs in meeting technological demands of the Ocean Economy.
EU POLICY ADVISER
- Lori Cooper serves as Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the European Union, within the International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.
A career federal government policymaker, Ms. Cooper has been at the forefront in developing innovative approaches for ensuring access to the European Union (EU) market for U.S. businesses, including negotiating ground-breaking agreements to enhance transatlantic trade and investment.
10:00 – 10:30 Registration, refreshments and networking
· Angelina Cannizzaro, Business Growth Directorate, UK Department for Business,
Energy and Industrial Strategy
10:40 – 12:00 Opportunities and challenges for marine technology SMEs: in the ocean economy and accessing UK and U.S. markets
Facilitator: Tom Chant, Society of Maritime Industries
· Dr. Ralph Rayner, President, Society for Underwater Technology
US EMBASSY - PJ Menner is a commercial specialist. He retired from the U.S Navy as a Commander in 2014. Between October 2009 and June 2013 Mr Menner worked for the Defense Contracts Management Agency, Northern Europe, as management and program analyst, where he planned, implemented and oversaw the relocation of DCMA NE to its new home in RAF Wyton. He now works in: Automotive & Transportation; Aviation; Defense Equipment; Ports & Shipbuilding; Law Enforcement Equipment and Marine Technology. Phone: + 44 (0) 20 7891 3470 Email: PJ.Menner@trade.gov
12:00 – 12:20 Supporting SMEs: Access to finance and wider business support
· Deborah Matthews, Business Growth Directorate, UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Supported by Rodney Boyd, British Business Bank and Wedad Kurukgy, UK Export Finance
· Aron Davidson, U.S. Department of Commerce, San Diego, California
12:20 – 12:30 Closing remarks
· Angelina Cannizzaro, Business Growth Directorate, UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
12:30 – 13:00 Optional networking for UK – U.S. SME Dialogue Participants
US TRADE - Dr Christina Sevilla, Deputy Assistant U.S. trade representative for small to medium size businesses, is a negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade involved in the preparation of the SME Chapter of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
PLANET OCEAN - Terry Sloane is the managing director of Planet Ocean Ltd, a company specializing in underwater vehicles and water measuring equipment. Unit 16, Camberly Business Centre, Bracebridge, Surrey GU15 3DP. www.planet-ocean.co.uk
Information Relating to Ocean Business
- To see the full programme of what is going on at Ocean Business please find the show preview attached or visit the website www.oceanbusiness.com
SUT - Putting in multiple appearances with this exchange and the opening session at Ocean Business, President of the Society of Underwater Technology, Ralph Rayner, is on a panel of Industry Experts to debate the future of the Ocean Economy.
from the Cleaner Ocean Foundation will be attending this
event. The Foundation has a special interest in driving zero
carbon transport and ocean cleaning technology, hoping to draw
attention to the value of supporting not for profit
organizations that are developing future marine craft that
will benefit the shipbuilding and workboat service industry as
The UK-USA marine technology best practice exchange will take place on Monday 8 April 2019 between 10:00am - 12:30pm at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK.
GREENSEA - Marybeth Gilliam is from Richmond Vermont. Her company, Greensea Systems, produces and installs autonomous navigation systems as a complete service.
Blue Economy Triple Helix (Academia, Government & Industry) Dialogue Workshop
MARINE ADVANCED ROBOTICS - CEO Mark Gundersen obtained his Bachelor's degree in engineering at Stanford University, then working in Alaska on fishing boats and industrial projects. His company is creating scalable multi-domain robots that can explore our oceans at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. Today, these robots are mapping our oceans and soon they will protect our valuable ocean resources while at the same time dramatically reduce our heavy carbon footprint at sea. He has a passion for all things ocean. He oversaw the build of MAR's flagship vessel, Proteus, responsible for all mechanical systems and co-designed their 2nd generation WAM-V using CAD.
THOSE REGISTERED AS ATTENDING
- OLSPS - CEO
SEAVAX DESIGN - Lolita D'Ortona is an agri engineering student working on the robotic wind tracking boom as part of SeaVax and RiverVax development. Copyright © photograph March 2019 Cleaner Ocean Foundation.
- Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd - Agri Engineer
FABRICATOR - Nelson Kay is seen here making a small component in steel. Nelson will be using MIG, TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) and Arc using flux coated electrodes to weld the boom and mast structures as part of an autonomous energy experiment aimed at SeaVax ocean cleaning machines. With a fair wind and a successful crowd funding campaign, he hopes to manage the build of a coastal test rig in 2020-21.
KONGSBERG - Peer Fietzek, Manager, Science & Research Kongsberg Maritime (Cronos).
1530 – 1545: Welcome
1545 – 1600: Short self-introductions
1600 – 1620: Short presentations on the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance, the Belém Statement and Horizon 2020 project ATLAS
1620 – 1640: Case Study 1 – Russ Wynn, Associate Director Government, International and Public Engagement and Chief Scientist for Marine Robotics Systems, NOC
1640 – 1700: Case Study 2 – Dave Shae, VP of Engineering, Kraken Robotics
1700 – 1720: Case Study 3 – Don Ventura, Hydrographic Business Development Manager in the Americas Region, FUGRO
1720 – 1740: Case Study 4 – Peer Fietzek, Manager, Science & Research (KM Cronos), Kongsberg Maritime
1740 – 1800: Wrap up and next steps
1800 – 1915: Reception in the NOC Waterfront Cafe
DELEGATE - As part of the SeaVax development team, Lolita D'Ortona attended the morning and afternoon sessions listed on this page, also networking with other delegates on behalf of the Foundation. Copyright photograph © 8-04-19 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd, all rights reserved.
POINTS OF CONTACT:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Terry Schaefer (email@example.com)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Karen Davison (Karen.Davison@dfo-mpo.gc.ca)
The Maritime Alliance (Intern@themaritimealliance.org)
If you are interested in BlueTech clusters, join The Maritime Alliance & BTCA meeting at Ocean Business
LINKS & REFERENCE
OCEAN CLEANING MACHINE - The SeaVax concept model was on display in January at the Enterprise Centre in Eastbourne, seen here with MP Stephen Lloyd and the youngest member of the development team. SeaVax is designed to be fully autonomous in its final 44m guise. A 12m coastal rig could be in the water before the end of 2020 if funding is secured for this stage of development, following the testing of a wind turbine experiment on a converted Ford Transit. Copyright photograph © 26-01-19 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd, all rights reserved.
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