Brussels Expo
1020 Brussel
donderdag 21 november 2019 - 00:00 t/m 23:55
Publieke activiteit

Oceans Day@G-STIC,  November 21, 2019

Looking for eye-openers and deep dives on the topic of 'Oceans'? We have put together an inspiring program, based on five themes: 

  • Nature based solutions for coastal protection
  • Desalination
  • Clean shipping
  • Marine spatial planning
  • Smart sea


Introductory session (OECD)

Digital technologies in the ocean economy: exploring the future
Claire Jolly, Head of Unit - Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD (France)

State of play on the five themes

  • Nature based solutions in coastal defense
    Todd S. Bridges, Senior Research Scientist, Environmental Science, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
  • Clean shipping - alternative fuels
    Manasés Tello Ruiz, University of Ghent
  • Innovations for desalination challenges
    Svetlozar Velizarov, Researcher Bio(chemical) Process Engineering, LAQV
  • Marine spatial planning as driver for blue technology implementation?
    Ivana Lukic, Blue growth and Planning assistant, s.Pro - sustainable projects
    SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth
  • Smart Sea - dataplatforms & data collection in a maritime context
    Eric Delory, Head of Observatory, Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN)
  • Panel discussion with Patrick Meire, Marjolein Vanoppen, Dario Bazargan, Ivana Lukic and Claire Jolly
  • KEYNOTE: Blue technologies to combat climate change in the Ocean Decade
    Julian Barbière, Head of the Marine Policy and Regional Coordination Section of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO


DEEP DIVES (14:00-18:20)

Clean shipping (14:00-16:50)
in collaboration with the maritime community of the Benelux countries

  • Available technologies & pilots within alternative fuels for cleaner shipping
  • Necessary infrastructure in ports to move towards cleaner shipping
  • EU finance mechanisms & policy for sustainable projects within a maritime context

Inspiring ocean technologies (17:00-18:20)

Showcases of groundbreaking technologies in aquaculture, marine plastics, coastal defense, offshore renewable energy etc.  

Check out other interesting deep dives on 'Oceans' by our partners: 

  • 14:00: Water & climate resilient infrastructure (thematic program: water)
  • 15:30: Technological solutions for marine plastics (thematic program: circular economy)
  • 16:30: Marine Energy (thematic program: energy)

INDUSTRY NIGHT, including walking dinner & networking (18:30-)

  • Opening of the industry night by Dirk Fransaer
  • Climate change – The biggest business opportunity in human history
    Chad Frischmann (Vice President & Research Director - Project Drawdown) 
  • Oceans and the blue economy
    Alain Bernard (director DEME)
  • A business model for sustainability in the beer industry
    Richard White (Vice President for Procurement & Sustainability - AB InBev) 
  • Walking dinner & networking

Check out the full program @G-STIC 2019.

As a member of the Blue Cluster you can attend the 3-day program (including the Industry Night) for free, depending on your type of membership. Register @G-STIC 2019, using the code you received by mail.