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5th annual Blue Tech & Blue Economy Summit

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Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) &

Promoting Sustainable Development in the Oceans

November 7-8, 2013

Liberty Station Conference Center, San Diego, CA

 

Day One:  ”Marine Spatial Planning & Marine Spatial Management (MSM)”

Keynote Address: Economic Impact of Ocean Observing Programs on the U.S. Economy
Zdenka Willis — Director, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Program Office (NOAA)

Luncheon Address: The Cultural and Economic Importance of National Marine Sanctuaries
Daniel J. Basta — Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

PANEL TOPICS:

Coastal & Ocean Observation — Technologies & Implementation
Innovation in Information Gathering and Making It Available & User Friendly
Marine Sanctuary Protection — Technologies & Techniques
AIS, e-Navigation & the Marine Highway — Technology & Practice
Maritime Clusters Roundtable — Promoting the Blue Economy 

 

Day Two:  ”MSP and Sustainable Maritime Industries”

Promoting the Blue Economy: The National Ocean Policy
Speaker: Sandra Whitehouse – Senior Policy Advisor, Ocean Conservancy

Panel Topics:

MSP & Economic Growth — Lessons from around the World
Innovative Technologies & the Future of Aquaculture & Fisheries
Producing & Storing Renewable Ocean Energy
Desalination & Clean Water Technologies — Worldwide Industry
Maritime Robotics & Maritime Domain Awareness
Test Bed Opportunities in the San Diego Region & around the World

 Who is coming?

A list of many of the organizations represented at the Summit can be found here.

The Speaker Lineup:

(Speaker Bios Can Be Found Here or Click on Individual Links Below)

Coastal & Ocean Observation – Technologies & Implementation

Zdenka Willis – Director, U.S. IOOS Program Office, NOAA (Moderator

Paul Bunje – X Prize Foundation

Daniel Rudnick – Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Steve Weisberg – Southern California Coastal Water Research Project

 

Innovation in Information Gathering, Making it Available & User Friendly

Eric Westreich – Defense C2 Industry Manager, Esri (Moderator)

Tim Kearns – VP Services, OneOcean

Will McClintock – Center for Marine Assessment and Planning, UCSB

Rainer Sternfeld – CEO, Marinexplore

 

Marine Sanctuary Protection – Technologies & Techniques

Daniel J. Basta – Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, NOAA (Moderator)

Prof. Martin J Attrill – Director, Marine Institute, Plymouth University

RADM Jay Cohen – Principal, The Chertoff Group

Dwight Coleman – Inner Space Center, Univ. of Rhode Island

Tony Mulligan – CEO, Hydronalix, Inc.

 

AIS, E-Navigation & the Marine Highway – Technology & Practice

Capt. J. Kipling Louttit – Executive Director, Marine Exchange of Southern CA(Moderator)

Geir Fagerhus – MARSEC-XL Intl. Ltd.

Captain Sam Pecota – Professor, Cal Maritime

Dean Rosenberg – President, PortVision

 

Maritime Clusters Roundtable –Promoting the Blue Economy Worldwide

Michael B. Jones- President, The Maritime Alliance (Moderator)

Prof. Martin J Attrill – Director – Marine Institute, Plymouth University

Jonathan Williams – CEO, Marine South East (UK)

 

Closing Address: Ocean Science & the Ocean Economy

Margaret Leinen, Ph.D. – Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

 

DAY TWO

MSP & Economic Growth – Lessons from around the World

Dawn Wright, Ph.D. – Chief Scientist, Esri (Moderator)

Ellen Aronson – Regional Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Leslie-Ann McGee – Director, Ocean and Coastal Solutions, Battelle Memorial Institute

Kathryn J. Mengerink  –  Ocean Program, Environmental Law Institute (SIO)

 

Innovative Technologies & the Future of Aquaculture and Fisheries

Don Kent – President, Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute (Moderator)

Norm Abell – Owner, Carlsbad Aquafarm

Randy Lovell – Aquaculture Coordinator, California Dept. for Fish and Wildlife

Russ Vetter – Fisheries Resources Division, Southwest Fisheries Science  Center

 

Producing & Storing Renewable Ocean Energy 

LCDR Eric Hahn, P.E.Civil Engineer Corps Officer, U.S. Navy (Moderator)

Neal A. Brown, Ph.D. — Senior Vice President, Float, Inc.

Jarett Goldsmith — Engineer & Project Manager, Wave & Tidal Energy, GL Garrad Hassan 

Peter J. Schubert. – Director, Lugar Center for Renewable Energy, IUPUI

 

Desalination & Clean Water Technologies – Worldwide Industry

Robert Yamada – Water Resources Manager, SD County Water Authority

Bryan Bjorndal – CEO, Assure Controls

Karen Spinks — Vice President, Business Operations & Administration, Hydranautics

Chris Ward – GM, SonTek and AADI, Xylem

 

Maritime Robotics & Maritime Domain Awareness

Jim Dufour – President & CEO, MRV Systems

Sean Newsome – Global Business Development Manager, SeaBotix, Inc.

Capt. Eric Patten (USN ret.) – President, Ocean Aero, Inc.

Capt. Jon Tobias (USN ret.) – Business Director,  Bluefin Robotics

 

Test Bed Opportunities in the San Diego region & around the World

Steve Weisberg – Executive Director, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority

Dr. Cisco Werner – Director, NOAA Southwest Fisheries  Science Center

Dr. Jonathan Williams – CEO, Marine South East (UK)

 

San Diego Blue Economy and Promoting International Linkages

Mark Cafferty – President, SD Regional Economic Development Corp

 

Summit Fees:

The basic fee structure for the two-day Summit:

Exhibitor (One 6-ft tabletop w/ one attendee):  $850

Attendee (Non-member, General Admission, two days):  $350

Attendee (gov’t/ military/ nonprofit, two days):  $250

Attendee (One Day):  $195

Gov’t. Attendee (One Day):  $145

Extra Tabletop (Limit Two Tabletops per Company):  $500

Note that TMA member discounts vary by membership level. 

 

Hotel Information:

Courtyard – Liberty Station
2592 Laning Road (across the parking lot from the conference center)
San Diego, CA 92106

 

For sponsorship opportunities or other information on how to maximize your potential as a participant at this or other events, please contact us:

Michael Jones, President
mbjones@themaritimealliance.org or 619-450-4600 x141

Bill Riedy, Executive Director
briedy@themaritimealliance.org or 619-450-4600 x182