Meet the Port of San Diego

  • Join The Port of San Diego as they highlight their plans and requirements for future port operations across a number of fields such as inspection, hydrography, technology.

    This session is free and open to all Exhibiting Companies.

    Date/Time: 27 February, 10:30 - 12:00
    Location: Trade and Innovation Hub

  • Programme


    Welcome

    MEET THE PORT

    Public Trust responsibilities, Port governance, roles and responsibilities, the process of doing business with the Port, and what topics will be covered and discussed.

    Table/Topic 1

    BLUE ECONOMY INCUBATOR

    The Port of San Diego’s Blue Economy Incubator supports entrepreneurship, fosters sustainable aquaculture, and helps drive blue tech innovation. The program acts as a launching pad for innovative projects by removing barriers to entrepreneurs and providing key assets and services focused on pilot project facilitation. Through its Blue Economy Incubator, the Port is seeking innovative Blue Tech proposals to inform and help address present and future Port challenges; from environmental compliance to security.

    Representatives:

    • Paula Sylvia, Programme Manager, Aquaculture & Blue Tech
    •  Philippe Leblanc, Programme Manager, Aquaculture & Blue Tech
    Table/Topic 2

    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, CONSERVATION AND ENHANCEMENT OF SAN DIEGO BAY CLEAN BAY

    As environmental stewards of San Diego Bay, the Port ensures compliance with environmental laws and regulations to protect, enhance and preserve water and sediment quality, wildlife and natural resources. San Diego Bay is home to 300 different species of birds, approximately 78 species of fish, a small population of Eastern Pacific green sea turtles, and seven endangered species. An estimated 2,000 acres of eelgrass beds (which comprises 25 percent of the eelgrass in the State of California) is found in San Diego Bay, offering nursery habitat, foraging opportunities and protection to many native species.

    Representatives:

    • Karen Holman, Director of Environmental Protection
    • Kelly Tait, Senior Environmental Specialist, Environmental Protection
    • Timothy Barret, Senior Environmental Specialist, Environmental Conservation
    • Heather Kramp, Assistant Planner, Environmental Conservation
    Table/Topic 3

    MARITIME AWARENESS IN A MULTI-USE OCEAN SPACE

    The San Diego ocean space is a multi-use space with a variety of uses and users. The California State Lands Commission and the Port of San Diego have formed the San Diego Ocean Planning Partnership, a collaborative pilot project to identify current ocean uses offshore San Diego County and consider the dynamic and interconnected relationship between those uses and the ocean environment to establish a process that considers ways to effectively and responsibly inform decision-making.

    Representative:

    • Lily Tsukayama, Assistant Planner, Planning
    Table/Topic 4

    EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND SECURITY & MARINE INSPECTIONS AND INVESTIGATIONS

    The Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department is responsible for safeguarding waterfront parks and land, maintaining homeland security and collaborating with agency partners to deter crime locally and abroad.

    Representatives:

    • Lieutenant Jonathan George, Harbour Police Lieutenant, Harbour Police Department
    • Kevin McCollough, Port Security Manager, Harbour Police Department
    Table/Topic 5 

    ENERGY, SUSTAINABILITY AND COSTAL RESILIENCY 

    Year after year, the Port sets and measures environmental goals to evolve environmental initiatives, ensuring San Diego Bay remains a vibrant resource and contributes to a remarkable way of life for visitors and residents. In December 2013, the Port became one of the first ports in the nation to adopt a Climate Action Plan to establish greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. In addition, the Port is evaluating future climate change stressors such as sea level rise, which may impact our public facilities and infrastructure, businesses, diverse ecosystems and more.

    Representative:

    • Philip Gibbons, Programme Manger, Energy & Sustainability
    Table/Topic 6 

    ASSET MANAGEMENT - INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE AND SUSTAINMENT OF PORT ASSETS

    The General Services Department provides cost-effective, reliable, and responsive support services through efficient and sustainable operation and maintenance of the Port’s assets. Services include: preventive and corrective maintenance; landscaping and grounds maintenance; centralized fleet maintenance (vehicles and vessels); waste collection, debris removal and recycling; new construction (< 60k); support services for cruise ship and maritime terminal operations; support services for special events; and other support services, such as custodial and pest control.

    Representative:

    • Marco Cromartie, Director of General Services
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