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G-STIC - Oceans

As a marine or maritime player, you cannot miss G-STIC 2019 in Brussels Expo. It is thé opportunity to make new contacts and discover business opportunities. This conference brings together companies, experts and policy makers from all over the world to enhance the placement of new technologies and sustainable solutions on the market. On Thursday 21 November an open theme day on the ocean is organsied with the support of VLIZ and others. The day before, an OECD forecasting workshop ‘Digital Technologies in the Ocean Economy: Exploring the Future’ will take place in collaboration with the OECD and the Flemish government (only on invitation).

For those looking for solid, eye-opening multidisciplinary information on the societal challenges related to the ocean, an inspiring program has put together based on five themes:

  • Nature based solutions for coastal protection
  • Desalination
  • Clean shipping and alternative fuels
  • Marine Spatial Planning
  • Smart Sea

With a semi-plenary session ‘Blue technologies within sustainable ocean resources’ in the morning, parallel ‘deep dive’ sessions in the afternoon and an Industry Night for companies, the day is packed with new ideas and networking opportunities.

The Oceans theme day is open to all participants in the G-STIC conference. You can register for 1, 2 or 3 days via https://2019.gstic.org/shop. There are reduced rates for PhD students, students and visitors from developing countries. Check the full program of the three-day conference at 2019.gstic.org

The Oceans theme day is organised by the Blue Cluster, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and the Benelux General Secretariat. The clean shipping session is made possible by the collaboration with Luxembourg Maritime Administration, Rijkswaterstaat (The Netherlands) and FPS Mobility (Belgium); and with the financial support of DEME.

The day before, on 20 November, the OECD STI Ocean Economy Group, the Blue Cluster, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and the Flemish government are organizing the ‘Digital Technologies in the Ocean Economy: Exploring the Future’ foresight workshop. The purpose of this closed workshop (by invitation only) is to investigate what digital technologies are coming within the ocean economy in the coming decade, and what their potential applications are for a whole range of operational applications. The results of this OECD workshop will be presented by Claire Jolly (OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation) at the semi-plenary morning session on 21 November and discussed with the audience present.