European Maritime Day is the annual meeting point for Europe's maritime community to network, discuss and forge joint action. The EMD 2017 conference and exhibition will be held on 18-19 May 2017 in Poole.
http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/maritimeday/en/poole-2017 

ATLAS has combined with the INSITE project to host a workshop "Blue Growth Data Challenge Part 2: Offshore Energy Case Studies" At the heart of marine environmental management is a sound scientific understanding built upon robust data sources. However, both emerging and long-established Blue Growth sectors face challenges in accessing environmental data that unifies commercial, academic and government information. Issues surrounding data to support blue growth are now particularly pertinent for the North Sea as the basin is in a period of transition as the oil and gas industry enters its decommissioning phase. This workshop will address key issues in the provision, analysis, application and long-term storage of marine environmental data relevant to oil and gas decommissioning and the growth of marine renewables. Drawing from the experiences of researchers in the INSITE and H2020 ATLAS projects together with industry expertise, participants will discuss the challenges and opportunities of providing holistic open-access environmental data to all stakeholders in the marine environment. This workshop follows on from the Blue Growth Data Challenge Part 1: Engaging Industry.

Blue Growth Data Challenge Part 2: Offshore Energy Case Studies - Involving industry in marine data initiatives

Workshop 17 – European Maritime Day (18-19 May, Poole, UK)
When: Thursday 18 May 2017 from 17:00 – 18:30
Venue: Lighthouse Arts & Conference Centre in Poole
Organiser: Workshop organised by The University of Edinburgh through the projects ATLAS and INSITE

 

Programme:

Niall McDonough (Executive Secretary of the European Marine Board): Decommissioning and blue growth: the need for data-driven management

Richard Heard (INSITE Programme Director): The INSITE Programme: A Successful Industry-Science Partnership

Mark Johnston and Mel Netherway (BP plc): Challenges and benefits of marine environmental baselines

Chelsea Bradbury (Marine Data Advisor, Crown Estate): Offshore Renewables – Unlocking a Wealth of Information

Silvia Camporeale (Researcher Università Bicocca Milano – CRIET for the Italian Ministry of Economic Development) and Valter Martinotti (Project Manager RSE of the "Safe and Sustainable Decommissioning" project for the Italian Ministry of Economic Development): Multi-propose off-shore platforms: from traditional mining to a blue growth opportunity

Chair: J. Murray Roberts (University of Edinburgh, Project Coordinator, ATLAS)

Talks are followed by a 45 minute interactive panel discussion with the audience.

Panellists: Speakers and invited guests

More details on the INSITE programme can be found here: http://www.insitenorthsea.org/research-projects/ 

This workshop follows on from our "sister workshop" Blue Growth Data Challenge Part 1: Engaging Industry

 

Blue Growth Data Challenge Part 1: Engaging Industry - Involving industry in marine data initiatives

Workshop 16 - European Maritime Day 2017 (18-19 May, Poole, UK)
When: Thursday 18 May 2017 from 15.15 till 16.45
Venue: Lighthouse Arts & Conference Centre in Poole
Organiser: Workshop organised by EMODnet Secretariat in collaboration with Columbus project

Current attempts to engage industry as users or providers of marine data is insufficient to fully unlock the wealth of European marine observations and data for blue growth. This workshop will discuss the challenges and benefits of public-private collaboration towards data acquisition and sharing. Drawing from initiatives such as WOC’s Smart Ocean Smart Industries program, MAREANO project, H2020 Columbus and the EMODnet Data Intestion Facility the workshop will identify best practices to promote industry-public collaborations and facilitate the uptake of data from private sector. It will set the stage for the follow-on workshop Blue Growth Data Challenge Part 2: Offshore Energy Case Studies.

Programme

Chair: Phil Weaver (Seascape, Chair of the EMODnet Steering Committee)

Peter Thijsse (Marine Information Systems (MARIS, NL)): EMODnet Data Ingestion Facility: EMODnet and its Data Ingestion Facility with ambassador programme to strategically target hidden and locked public and private marine data resources

Terje Thorsnes (Senior Geologist at Geological Survey of Norway): Involving industry data providers and users in marine data acquisition, management and sharing activities: experiences from the MAREANO Project

Paul Holthus (Founding President and CEO of the World Ocean Council (WOC)): The WOC Smart Ocean – Smart Industries Programme towards Coordinated, systematic engaging of ocean industries in data collection in support of ocean sustainable development and SDG 14

Talks are followed by a 45’ interactive panel discussion with the audience.

Panel facilitator: Jonathan Williams (CEO, Marine Southeast)

Introduction by moderator on Status-quo in the marine knowledge value chain and lessons from interactions with maritime industry through the COLUMBUS project

Panelists: Speakers and invited guests

  • Erik Buch (Chair of the Executive Directors Board, EuroGOOS)
  • Gus Jeans (Managing Director, Oceanalysis, UK)
  • Mike Osborne (Managing Director, Oceanwise, UK)

Find out more about this workshop here: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/maritimeforum/en/node/4049