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Updated Our Ocean Wealth Conference Programme

New speakers and panellists have been announced for the 2016 Our Ocean Wealth Conference. To download a copy of the new Programme please click here.

Registration is now open for the event, for more information please click here.

 

08:00 - 09:00 REGISTRATION & MORNING NETWORKING
09:00 - 9:15 CONFERENCE WELCOME: Dr. Jim Browne, President, NUI Galway
09:15 - 10:30 SESSION 1: Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth, Update and Progress
An update on progress of the implementation of Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth including announcements of marine related policy initiatives and actions
11:10 - 12:30 SESSION 2: Into the Blue Economy
Updates from industry and enterprise agencies on new innovations in the marine economy

SPEAKERS
Tara McCarthy, CEO, Bord Iascaigh Mhara
Mary L. Shelman, Thought Leader & Strategic Pathfinder, Harvard University, USA
To Be Confirmed Technology Speaker

PANELLISTS
Alan Ahearne, Professor and Head of Economics, NUI, Galway
Liam Lacey, Director, Irish Maritime Development Office
Brian Carroll, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources
13:25 - 14:45 SESSION 3: Into the Blue: Map, Observe Predict, Innovating across the Atlantic
As we look at the sea, we need new ways to engage citizens and educate future generations, Maritime Spatial Planning offers a unique opportunity to build a new relationship with the sea


SPEAKERS
Peter Heffernan, CEO, The Marine Institute
Craig N. McLean, NOAA Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, USA
USA Sigi Gruber, Head of Marine Resources Unit, DG Research Innovation, European Commission Gerald Fleming, Head of Division, General Forecasting, Met Éireann

PANELLISTS
Ciara Jackson, Director, Agri-Food & Beverage Practice Leader at Aon Risk Solutions
Louise Allcock, Lecturer in Zoology, Ryan Institute, NUI Galway
14:55 - 16:15 SESSION 4: Into the Blue: Map, Our New Relationship with the Sea
As we look at the sea, we need new ways to engage citizens and educate future generations, Maritime Spatial Planning offers a unique opportunity to build a new relationship with the sea

SPEAKERS
Roger Harrington, Principal Officer, Department of Environment, Community & Local Government Linda, Rosborough, Director, Marine Scotland
Cecil Beamish, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine

PANELLIST
Anne Marie O’Hagan, Senior Research Fellow, MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute, UCC Sue Barr, External Affairs Manager, OpenHydro Group Ltd
Catherine McConnell, Senior Planner, Galway County Council
16:15 - 16:30 CONFERENCE KEYNOTE

Innovating in the Marine, An Expression of Identity
Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, Chief of Staff, Óglaigh na hÉireann, Irish Defence Forces