Ocean Futures Forum

Ocean Futures Forum 

The exclusive Ocean Futures Forum will make its US debut in February 2019. The one day content and networking event will offer compelling insights into the role of ocean science and technology in enabling the development of a sustainable Blue Economy.

Ocean Futures Forum brings together senior strategists and heads of business to hear and discuss the emerging requirements for technology across key offshore industries, as well as involving high level in depth panels looking at market opportunities and barriers to entry in the future.

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   Monday February 25 2019
10:00-12:00

OPENING PLENARY 

Keynote speakers will describe the present and projected scale and scope of the ocean economy, exploring the science and technology needs associated with its future development. Presentations will include the latest results from ocean economy studies being undertaken in the United States.

Chaired by: Rick Spinrad, President, Marine Technology Society (MTS) & Ralph Rayner, President of the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT)
Opening Address: Michael Jones, President, The Maritime Alliance
The US Blue Economy Study
Charlie Colgan, Director of Research, Centre for the Blue Economy

PLENARY PANEL: NAVIGATING THE BLUE ECONOMY

The plenary panel will debate issues surrounding the future development of the ocean economy and the role of scientific research and technological innovation in delivering sustainable use of the ocean and ocean resources.

Chaired by: Rick Spinrad, President, Marine Technology Society (MTS)
Panellists include:
- Paul Doremus, Chief of Strategy and Operations, Lead for Seafood Production and Aquaculture, NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Services
- Alejandro Moreno, Director, Water Power Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
- Craig McLean, Acting Chief Scientist & Assistant Administrator for NOAA's Oceanic & Atmospheric Research (OAR)
- Wendy Watson-Wright, CEO, Ocean Frontier Institute

12:00-13:30

NETWORKING & LUNCH

13:30-14:30

MARKET PANEL DISCUSSIONS: FUTURE OCEAN FOOD

This panel will explore the likely growth trajectory of aquaculture in the Americas and the implications for the scientific research and technological developments and services needed to deliver this future ocean food production. Panellists will include representatives of federal and state government as well as practitioners already engaged in open water aquaculture activities. The panel will debate how open water aquaculture is likely to develop in the future and will discuss the requirements for supporting science and technology.

Chaired by: Paul Doremus, Chief of Strategy and Operations, Lead for Seafood Production and Aquaculture, NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Services
Panellists include:
- Phil Cruver, CEO, Catalina Sea Ranch
- Neil Sims, Co-Founder, CSO, Kampachi Worldwide
- Erick Peterson, Director of Aquaculture, Secretaria de Pesca y Acuacultura de Baja California
- Alex Brown, R&D Manager, Ecosea Farming SpA

14:30-15:30

MARKET PANEL DISCUSSIONS: FUTURE OCEAN ENERGY

This panel will explore the future growth trajectory for offshore marine renewable energy and the technology needs associated with its delivery. Panellists will include representatives of federal and state government, regulators, offshore renewable energy trade bodies, and industry incumbents. The panel will discuss the opportunities for technology providers and specialist service companies in this rapidly growing market.

Chaired by: Tim Ramsey, Program Manager for Marine & Hydrokinetic, Water Power Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
Panellists include:
- Necy Sumait, Chief, Renewable Energy - Pacific Region, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
- Jonathan Colby, Director of Technology Performance, Verdant Power
- Liz Burdock, President, Business Network for Offshore Wind
- Kevin Banister, Vice President - Development, Principle Power

15:30-16:00

AFTERNOON BREAK

16:00-17:00

MARKET PANEL DISCUSSIONS: FUTURE OCEAN HEALTH AND SECURITY

This panel will explore the science and technology needs associated with sustainable use of ocean resources and the protection of ocean and coastal infrastructure. Panellists from national and international organizations concerned with ensuring future ocean health and security will debate the role of science and technology in meeting sustainable development goals and delivering safe, secure and environmentally acceptable use of the ocean.

Chaired by: Craig McLean, Acting Chief Scientist & Assistant Administrator for NOAA's Oceanic & Atmospheric Research (OAR)
Panellists include:
- Jason Giffen, Assistant Vice President, Planning & Green Port, Port of San Diego
- Nicole LeBoeuf, Assistant Administrator, National Ocean Service
- US NAVY (Invited)
- US Coastguard (Invited)

 

17:00-18:00

DRINKS RECEPTION/HAPPY HOUR

 

Confirmed presenters include:



  • RALPH RAYNER
    Plenary Co-Chair
    President of the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT)



    RICK SPINRAD
    Plenary Co-Chair
    President, Marine Technology Society (MTS)



    MICHAEL JONES
    Plenary Opening Address
    President, The Maritime Alliance



  • ALEX BROWN
    R&D Manager, Ecosea Farming SpA



    JONATHAN COLBY
    Director of Technology Performance,
    Verdant Power



    PHIL CRUVER
    CEO, Catalina Sea Ranch



  • JASON GIFFEN
    Assistant Vice President, Planning & Green Port, Port of San Diego



    CRAIG MCLEAN
    Acting NOAA Chief Scientist & Assistant Administrator for NOAA's Oceanic & Atmospheric Research (OAR)



    ALEJANDRO MORENO
    Director, Water Power Technologies Office,
    U.S. Department of Energy



  • ERICK PETERSON
    Director of Aquaculture, Secretaria de Pesca y Acuacultura de Baja California



    TIM RAMSEY
    Program Manager for Marine & Hydrokinetic,
    Water Power Technologies Office,
    U.S. Department of Energy



    NEIL SIMS
    Co-Founder, CSO, Kampachi Worldwide Holdings LP (Kampachi Mexico)



  • NECY SUMAIT
    Chief of the Renewable Energy Section,
    Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Pacific Region



    WENDY WATSON-WRIGHT
    CEO, Ocean Frontier Institute

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