Thursday, September 10, 2015

10/09/2015: WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit: 'Sustainable Development and Growing the Blue Economy - the Next 50 Years'

The World Ocean Council’s 3rd Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) will take place in Singapore on 9-11 November.
Senior representatives from the international ocean business community continue to sign on as speakers and panellists for this unprecedented gathering on the future of the ocean economy.
The draft SOS 2015 conference program includes…

Plenary sessions: 
▪ Investment and Innovation for Ocean Sustainable Development
▪ Ocean + 50: Ocean Industry Projections and the Future of the Ocean Economy
▪ Ocean Executive Forum: Exploring Industry Leadership and Collaboration Across the Sectors
▪ Singapore and the Blue Economy 

Parallel Sessions - Sector Spotlights 
▪ Marine Mining: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Ocean Industry
▪ Shipping, Sustainability and Synergies: Engaging Green Shipping Initiatives with Each Other and with Other Ocean Industries
▪ SE Asia and Coral Reefs: Responsible Ocean Industry Operations in the ”Coral Triangle”
Image: Patrik Nygren
Parallel Sessions - WOC Programs, Progress and Plans
 ▪ Ocean Policy and Governance: Creating an Informed and Engaged Ocean Business Community
▪ Smart Ocean-Smart Industries: Industry Data Collection to Improve Ocean Knowledge
▪ Arctic: Business Leadership and Collaboration for Responsible Artic Development
▪ Marine Spatial Planning/Ocean Zoning: Ensuring that Ocean Planning Engages Ocean Industries
▪ Sound and the Marine Environment: Creating a Global, Multi-Industry Approach
▪ Marine Debris: Reducing the Industry Input of Plastics and Other Wastes through Adequate Port Reception Facilities
▪ BioFouling and Invasive Species: Understanding and Addressing a Global, Multi-Industry Issue
▪ Sea Level Rise/Extreme Events: Port and Coastal Infrastructure Adaptation and Resilience

Parallel Sessions - Other Hot Ocean Issues 
▪ Fisheries and Extractive Industries: Understanding the Interactions and Resolving the Conflicts
▪ Big Ocean Data: The Business of Marine Data Collection, Management, Analysis and Mapping
▪ Blue Carbon and Ocean Sequestration
▪ Business, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development
▪ Ocean Acidification: Understanding and Addressing this Emerging Global Ocean Challenge

A limited number of SOS 2015 sponsorship opportunities are available for companies and organisations seeking to advance industry leadership and collaboration in addressing ocean sustainability challenges. Click here for sponsorship information.

SOS 2015 will bring together the global ocean business community, including: shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, offshore renewable energy, marine mining, ports, dredging, submarine cables, marine science/technology, biotechnology, the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others.

Conference space is limited so register early to secure a place at this unique, timely multi-industry event. For a limited time, the SOS 2015 venue – the Marina Mandarin hotel – has special conference room rates available.

SOS 2015 registration now open!

Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore

The 3rd World Ocean Council Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) will take place in Singapore the week of 9-11 November 2015. Plan to attend this unique global ocean industry event, which is held only every 2 years.
Read more HERE.

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