World Ocean Council - Workshop on a "Smart Ocean / Smart Industries" Platform on Ocean and Climate Observations


Leading ocean companies are working to expand and better coordinate the collecting of ocean and atmospheric information from ships and offshore structures through the “Smart Ocean / Smart Industries” program developed by the World Ocean Council (WOC). (Hosted by IOC/UNESCO)
A WOC Working Group co-chaired by A.P. Moeller-Maersk and Transocean is developing the International Ocean Science and Industry Partnership Platform as a major new initiative to facilitate ocean industry collaboration with the scientific community to scale up data collection from “smart” ships and platforms and expand the spatial and temporal extent of ocean and atmospheric observations by leadership companies.

The IOC will host the initial WOC “Smart Ocean / Smart Industries” workshop. The meeting will convene industry, science and government representatives to develop: a) a shared understanding of the program's needs and opportunities; b) the initial design of the process and institutional framework; and c) the roadmap and workplan for moving forward.
The workshop will bring together about 30 representatives from: a) shipping, oil and gas, ferry, offshore wind, mining, fisheries, navies, etc; b) existing voluntary observation programs; c) marine technology, instrumentation, IT/communications; and d) international and national oceanographic/meteorological organizations. Space is limited.


Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 12.12.2011 09:00 local time
End 13.12.2011 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Fischer, Albert
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 1, rue Miollis
Room Room XIII
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 70
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