OCEAN BUSINESS - APRIL 2019
The opening session at Ocean Business on 9 April 2019 is set to be the highlight of the three day show with an opening address by Claire Jolly, Head, IPSO Unit Ocean Economy Group, OECD presenting a keynote address on the scope of the economy in 2030 along with an invaluable insight into trends in existing and emerging markets for ocean science and technology products and services.
Claire Jolly will then be joined by a panel of some of the most well respected experts in the industry such as Ralph Rayner (see below), Rick Spinrad, President, Marine Technology Society (MTS) and David Loosley, Chief Executive of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) who will each give a short introduction to their perspectives on the ocean science and technology business opportunities afforded by growth in the ocean economy. This will be followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A afterwards.
Ocean Business 2019 opened its doors on Tuesday the 9th of April. It was possible to beat the queues onsite and register to attend Ocean Business in advance: https://lnkd.in/diNsmVu Registration numbers were up on 2017. The show was expected to be the busiest yet and indeed it was a great event in our view.
Complimentary welcome drinks were provided as a warm up the night before the show opened on Monday 8 April at the Pitcher and Piano, Ocean Village from 6pm. Once again you could register online and bring your badge with you for entry, but were advised to book early as space was limited.
The NOC is on the waterfront, ideal for exhibitors who want to demonstrate their products in the water.
International exhibitors from across the globe showcased the latest products and with 184+ hours of training and demonstrations to choose from it’s a unique opportunity to see the latest ocean technology in their real environments on board vessels, in dockside waters and in a test tank. For more information on everything that is on offer, please visit www.oceanbusiness.com.
What is clear from events such as Ocean Business, that there are literally hundreds of companies that collectively have the technology to clean up the mounting waste from our oceans simply by joining the dots. The real problem to such a cure is funding that is limited to corporations and academics with a proven track record - so cutting out the newbies - where it is most likely that it is the new faces that can see how to join the dots by taking a fresh look at the problems we face. By the time governments notice the development log-jam, most problems are already spiraling out of control. The most obvious two examples of which are Global Warming and Ocean Plastic.
In the case of global warming, this was known about decades ago, but the establishment employed spin to duck the issues to make hay of their existing investments, duping our world leaders to some extent in the process, rather than face the music and diversify at the earliest opportunity. Nobody likes change and everybody fears the (relatively) unknown. But progress for the human race depends on reacting to danger to avoid catastrophic consequences.
SUT - The opening session at Ocean Business includes President of the Society of Underwater Technology, Ralph Rayner, on a panel of Industry Experts to debate the future of the Ocean Economy. SUT can also be found on stand W23.
Local Companies Lead Innovation at Ocean Business 2019 with Advanced Unmanned Sea Vehicles
- The Maritime Alliance is the non-profit industry association for the largest BlueTech cluster in the United States. Located in San Diego, California, we focus on business ecosystem development, economic development and workforce development by bringing together academia, industry and government. We are a membership based organization comprised of some of the world's leading ocean and water technology companies who work together to promote collaboration, innovation and an international Blue Voice.
The companies will be offering dockside demonstrations to show how missions can be conducted entirely by remote control. L3’s unmanned surface boat, a
C-Worker 7 ASV, will demonstrate how it can deploy and operate an ROV to carry out underwater inspections and measurements. In this case, the demo will show a vertical and horizontal subsea inspection of the Empress Dock in Southampton. Sonardyne will be showcasing their sophisticated tracking and telemetry control software, as well as solutions for
navigation and data recovery in unmanned over-the-horizon operations.
Ocean Business will take place from 9-11 April 2019 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK.
REFILL EASTBOURNE - The SeaVax concept model was on display in January at the Enterprise Centre, 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.
CONFERENCE - SCIENCE, POLICY & BLUE GROWTH IN THE ATLANTIC
The EU ATLAS Horizon 2020 Project (https://www.eu-atlas.org/) warmly invites exhibitors and delegates to participate in the workshop ‘Science, Policy and Blue Growth: An
Atlantic Assessment’ on Wednesday April 10th 2019.
There will be a poster session providing more detail on ATLAS science, and ample opportunities for discussion and exchanging views over refreshments.
Talk 2: Deep-sea mining in the North Atlantic Phil Weaver, Seascape Consultants
Talk 3: Implications of applying an Ecosystem Approach Clare Waldman, s.Pro
Talk 4: Recent North Atlantic circulation changes are anomalous: implications for future variability and marine management David Thornalley/Peter Spooner, University College London
Talk 5: Getting there: advancing knowledge on vulnerable marine ecosystems to support Blue Growth in the deep sea Georgios Kazanidis, University of Edinburgh
Talk 6: ATLAS case studies and planning for Blue Growth Anthony Grehan, National University of Ireland, Galway
Talk 7: Win-wins and barriers to research-industry partnerships in the deep sea Johanne Vad, University of Edinburgh
Panel discussion: Implications of ATLAS findings for Blue Growth D. Thornalley/P. Spooner, G. Kazanidis, A. Grehan, J. Vad.
1130-1120 - Session 3: Blue Growth. Chair: A. Grehan
Insights from the ATLAS Industry perspectives study: Rachel Boschen-Rose, Seascape Consultants
Open discussion: Opportunities and challenges for Blue Growth
1220-1300 - Session 4: MSP & Policy. Chair: R. Boschen-Rose
MARINE HYDRAULICS - Hydramex Offshore Hydraulic Systems can design and build bespoke solutions for your offshore movement needs, including stressing the mounting pads/pins and rod size to prevent buckle. Copyright photograph © 10-04-19 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd, all rights reserved.
EXHIBITORS A - Z
GREENSEA SYSTEMS - Ben Kinnaman is the CEO of Greensea Systems Inc. This company produces open architecture navigation software as a means to assist innovative robotics. Ben works with Marybeth Gilliam, a speaker on this and related topics.
TELEDYNE - The SEARAPTOR™ is a survey grade deep water autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) designed to operate at abyssal depths. These surveys support a variety of applications, such as search and recovery, salvage, exploration, construction support, marine archaeology, and oceanography. A range of sensors allow the SeaRaptor to complete several types of missions including: broad area search with side-scan sonar, hydrograpic surveys with multibeam and sub bottom profiler, and high resolution inspection surveys with camera and acoustic sonar.
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LINKS & REFERENCE
SINGLE USE PLASTICS - This is just a small sample of the plastic packaging that you will find in retails stores all over the world. A good proportion of this packaging - around 8 millions tons a year, will end up in our oceans, in the gut of the fish we eat, in the stomachs of seabirds and in the intestines of whales and other marine mammals. Rather than allow that situation to continue, the marine industry can work with terrestrial businesses to create a system to catch and recycle plastic - rather then let it slowly settle on the ocean floor - with heaven knows what consequences. Copyright photograph © 22-7-17 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd, all rights reserved.
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