Thursday, November 9, 2017

10/11/2017: Ocean Summit: Only one month to go

This 2017 edition of the Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS), organised by the World Ocean Council (WOC) looks very promising!

The number of registrations has never been so high one month before the event, with 300 high level participants expected. This three days conference event provides a yearly review of status and trends in Ocean economic activity. The 2017 edition will be held in Halifax, Canada, 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2017.

Program with speakers
The up to date program is now available with confirmed speakers. The latest version of the program, including a detailed schedule can be viewed HERE.
 

Three reasons to attend the SOS 2017 
A great opportunity to meet decision makers and high-level representatives from all the sectors of the Ocean Business Community: shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, seabed mining, tourism, renewable energy, ports, dredging, mining, submarine cables, marine science, engineering and technology, the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others – as well as ocean stakeholders from the government, inter-governmental, academic and environment communities. Through its various workshops, this edition will enable more interaction between Key Speakers and SOS 2017 participants.

Ocean Year: the SOS 2017 has been mentioned in many medias and the context is highly positive to such a unique gathering: 2017 is the year of the Ocean and the future, with the first UN Ocean conference, and for the high seas, the decision to start new negotiations on its governance.

The UN conference goal was to mobilise action to implement the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14: conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.

The theme of the SOS 2017 is based on this SDG and titled “Business Leadership and Business Opportunities”.

SOS 2017 at the heart of the Canadian blue economy: Canada, with its three bordering oceans (Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific), is affected by Ocean climate change, and this year celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation is largely highlighting Ocean themes.

Among those themes: Ocean planning, Ocean observations, Innovation and Research for a better Sustainable Development of seas and Oceans. Nova Scotia is a strong maritime province, with one-third of R&D in the region focus on Ocean technologies and the highest concentration of Oceans-related disciplines in the world with 450 PhDs.

And finally, Halifax is the home of world-renowned Ocean-related research institutions: Bedford Institute of Oceanography (the largest centre for Oceans research in Canada), the Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE), Dalhousie University (with more than 100 researchers focusing on Oceans and ocean technology) and the NRC-Institute for Marine Biosciences.

Get to know the Sustainable Ocean Summit
It is the only international ocean business event to provide a yearly review of status and trends in ocean economic activity. It is organised by the World Ocean Council (WOC).

The SOS is uniquely designed to bring together leadership companies from the diverse Ocean Business Community: shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, seabed mining, tourism, renewable energy, ports, dredging, mining, submarine cables, marine science, engineering and technology, the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others – as well as ocean stakeholders from the government, inter-governmental, academic and environment communities.

Last year, the Sustainable Ocean Summit was held in Rotterdam. Over 200 participants gathered to discuss the role of the ocean business community in addressing critical marine environment and sustainability challenges.

SOS 2016 brought together a wide range of industries involved in the use of marine space and marine resources. Attendees were primarily high-ranking executives and senior environment and sustainability officers from the Ocean Business Community.

Representatives of international organisations, government agencies, and academic research institutions were also in attendance. The theme of SOS 2016 was “Ocean 2030: Sustainable Development Goals and the Ocean Business Community”.

The conference sought to build on the highly successful discussions held at SOS 2010 in Belfast, SOS 2013 in Washington DC and SOS 2015 in Singapore.

The  SOS 2016 Report Executive Summary can be viewed, HERE.

Visit the WOC SOS 2017 website, HERE.

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