OCEANS OF POTENTIAL
Plymouth Hoe, Sept 10-12th 2012
Amongst the highest level line-up of speakers assembled in the UK to discuss the future use and protection of our seas.
MBA Member discount rate available!
· Dr Wendy Watson-Wright, Assistant Director-General, UNESCO and Executive Secretary Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
· Prof Jacquie McGlade, Director of the European Environment Agency
· Iain Gray, Chief Executive of the Technology Strategy Board
· Prof Duncan Wingham, Chief Executive of the Natural Environment Research Council
· Dr Susan Avery, President and Director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
· Prof Lora Fleming, Director of the European Centre for Environment and Human Health
· Tim Kruger, Oxford Geoengineering Programme, Oxford University
· Prof Simon Jennings, Chief Science Advisor at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas)
· Dr Nick Hardman-Mountford, Senior Marine Scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
· Dr Steve Crooks, Climate Change Director, ESA PWA, USA
· Prof Martin Attrill, Director of the Marine Institute, Plymouth University
· Prof Manuel Barange, Chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
As part of the conference (evening of Tues 11th Sept), there will be a public debate on ‘Sustainable fisheries in a changing world’. The debate will include various high-profile stakeholders (industry, science and end-users) and will be chaired by Monty Halls whose recent work includes BBC TV series on a year living and working with crab fishermen in Cornwall and on the Great Barrier Reef. Come and join in!
There will also be a special session run by the Marine Biological Association on ‘multiple uses of the marine environment’ and members of the MBA will receive a 10% discount on their registration costs for the conference.
Poster abstracts still being accepted until 17th August
Registration only £150
Further details of the meeting are below, including full programme:
As we continue into the 21st century, it is becoming increasingly clear that we need to take a smarter approach to managing our resources and maximizing the potential of the natural environment to provide for society’s needs. The oceans are beginning to demonstrate their wealth of potential – from renewable energy and carbon sequestration to human health, bioengineering and new approaches to food production.
There are a growing number of opportunities for the development of symbiotic industries and for marine science to provide a host of tools to assist in the management of marine resources, ensuring that exploitation of the oceans proceeds both efficiently and sustainably.
To this end the “Oceans of Potential” conference will bring together stakeholders from a broad range of disciplines to discuss these opportunities and to place marine science at the heart of an exciting vision of the future.
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The conference is an initiative of the Plymouth marine sciences organisations, coordinated by Plymouth Marine Laboratory and part of the wider Plymouth Marine City Festival. The conference will be the second in the series of major marine conferences planned to run until 2020; the previous conference focused on marine spatial planning and was in partnership with the UK Marine Management Organisation.
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The Steering Committee
Tuesday 11th September 2012
Session 1: Possibilities and visions for the ocean through innovations in science and technology
Professor Stephen de Mora, Chief Executive, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
|09:20||Potential of the ocean and challenges of sustainability
Dr Wendy Watson-Wright, Assistant Director-General, UNESCO and Executive Secretary Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)
Dr Jacquie McGlade, Director European Environment Agency
|10:10||A new marine economy and the role of marine science
Professor Duncan Wingham, NERC Chief Executive and previous Chair of the NERC’s Science & Innovation Strategy Board
Session 2: Bioprospecting
Marine bioprospecting – new frontiers of genomic research
Dr Andrew Allen, Craig Venter institute (tbc)
|11:35||Potential of the ocean and challenges of sustainability
Interconnections between the environment and human health – opportunities and challenges
Professor Lora Fleming, Director of the European Centre for Environment and Human Health
|11:50||Sustainable chemicals from cyanobacteria and microalgae
Dr Carole Llewellyn, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
|12:05||Unilever’s perspective on developing new supply chains and innovation within the consumer goods and speciality chemicals industry
Dr Gianfranco Unali, Open Innovation Manager at Unilever
Session 3: Multiple uses of the marine environment (Marine Biological Association Special Session)
Challenges and future trends
Susan Avery, President and Director Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
|14:00||Marine Protected Areas and climate change
Prof John Pinnegar, Programme Director of Cefas’ Marine Climate Change Centre (MC3)
|14:15||MPAs: do they help maximise opportunities/resource potential?
Dr Lindsay Seiderer, Managing Director, Marine Ecological Surveys
|14:30||The international legal framework and governing economic activities in the sea
Daniel Owen, Barrister and specialist in the law that regulates how we use the seas and oceans,
|14:45||The UK regulators perspective
Dr Melanie Austen, Chief Scientific Advisor, Marine Management Organisation
Speakers as panel (15 min)
Session 4: Fisheries and aquaculture
|15:35||Session Keynote: Predicting the impacts and socio-economic consequences of climate change on global marine ecosystems and fisheries
Professor Manuel Barange, Chair of the ICES Scientific Committee and Director of Science at Plymouth Marine Laboratory
|16:00||Towards an ecosystem approach to fisheries in Europe: a perspective on existing progress and future directions
Professor Simon Jennings, Chief Science Advisor at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), Lowestoft
|16:15||Global food and aquaculture futures
Professor James Muir, Institute of Aquaculture
|16:30||Fisheries – future trends in the increasing food and nutrition needs, an industry perspective
Mike Park, Chief Executive of the Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association (SWFPA)
Speakers as panel (15 min)
Wednesday 12th September 2012
Session 5: Blue carbon and sustainable energy
|09:15||The future of marine renewable energy
Professor Martin Attrill, Director of the Marine Institute at Plymouth University
Dr Steve Crooks, Climate Change Director, ESA PWA
|09:55||Blue carbon and carbon capture and storage
Mr Jonas Helseth, Deputy Director of Bellona Europe
|10:10||Australia’s national programme on blue carbon, integration and future trends
Dr Nick Hardman-Mountford, Senior Marine Scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Session 6: Science fiction to science fact
|11:00||Carbon capture and carbon storage – fiction or fact?
Professor Stuart Haszeldine OBE FRSE C.Geol, University of Edinburgh
|11:15||Geo-engineering – taking control of our planet’s climate?
Tim Kruger, James Martin Fellow, Oxford Geoengineering Programme, Oxford University
|11:30||Innovative offshore greenhouse constructions providing multiple layers of farming
Claude Monique Mampaey, Director, Deep Arctic Water BV
|11:45||Technology development and in situ monitoring
Dr Tim Smyth, Head of Science “Cycling the sunlit ocean”, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
|12:00||To be confirmed – 3 x 5 min pitches on the future of the oceans (novel ways to maintain sustainability in a changing world) (abstracts welcome)|
Commercialising opportunities – best practice and future trends
Iain Gray, Chief Executive of the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB)
|13:00||Networking lunch at the Business Expo|