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Innovators: Ocean Observation & Science
INDUSTRY INPUT SOUGHT ON UN AND EU SEABED MINING POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
by wade on May 5, 2014
(Hawaii, USA; 30 April 2014) The WOC is working to help ensure ocean industry input to key international developments on policies, regulations, planning and priorities for responsible development of deep sea mineral resources and the environmental management of ocean areas beyond national jurisdiction.
The ocean business community is encouraged to make sure that government and inter-governmental agencies have full and balanced information regarding the use of ocean resources important for societal needs and development of the “Blue Economy”.
TRANSNATIONAL ACCESS TO OCEAN OBSERVATORIES
by wade on May 1, 2014
(30/04/2014) Marine technology companies have the rare opportunity to ‘road test’ new and existing product prototypes at a range of strategically placed ocean observatories, at no cost. Research organisations are also being offered the opportunity to access the observatories to conduct scientific studies. The first call for proposals will be going out in mid-June 2014 and will close before the end of July. These opportunities come from the Fixed-point Open Ocean Observatory (FixO³) network project, co-ordinated by the UK’s National Oceanography Centre.
OCEAN INDUSTRIES AND THE GLOBAL OCEANS ACTION SUMMIT
by wade on April 6, 2014
(Paris, Fr.; 2 April 2014) The World Ocean Council is working to help ensure ocean business community participation in the Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth (The Hague, 22 - 25 April 2014). Read more.
JOIN LOCAL MISSION TO OMAE 2014
by wade on April 6, 2014
NATI, in partnership with OceansAdvance, ADIANL and ACOA, invites eligible NL companies to participate in the upcoming mission to the 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2014), to be held in San Francisco, CA, June 8 – 13, 2014. Read more.
USING SHIPPING INDUSTRY DATA TO ADVANCE ARCTIC SCIENCE
by wade on March 31, 2014
(Paris, France; 24 March 2014) The World Ocean Council is advancing the role of industry in gathering Arctic ocean, weather and climate data by:
- Convening a roundtable on data collection from vessels at the Arctic Shipping Forum (Helsinki, 8-10 April, 2014)
- Leading discussions on science and industry collaboration on ocean/climate observations at the Arctic Observing Summit (Helsinki, 9-11 April, 2014)