A new decade always provokes speculation—what aspect of our industry will define the coming years? Data seems to be a consensus among many of the ocean industries and was central to discussions at the Blue Innovation Symposium in Newport, Rhode Island, in January. The theme of the two-day event, Sensors and the Next Wave of Data featured a number of keynote speeches, including that of Dr. Sandra Whitehouse, a senior policy advisor to the ocean conservancy.
One of the more notable and unique features of last month’s Blue Innovation Symposium was the five-minute flash talks. The flash talks were focused on cutting edge technologies which could be summed up as the future in the review. Here are recaps of three of the flash talk presentations.
The key to our future is our workforce and the critical importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education was underscored in a presentation at the Blue Innovation Symposium by Alan Leonardi, director of NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. For NOAA, outreach, engagement and the focus on workforce development are the key drivers to not only their success but the overall success of any industry.
Just as many parts of the world are far ahead of the United States in the transitioning to renewable energy, some states are ahead of others when it comes to embracing and moving toward sustainable and renewable energy. An illustration of energy independence progress in Rhode Island, the first state to have an offshore wind farm that has been operational for two years.
The Blue Innovation Symposium, a premier networking event for the Blue Economy, was held in January 2020, in Newport RI. With nearly 300 attendees and 40 sponsors, the event was a rousing success. From the quality of the speakers and presenters to breaking news from the Governor of Rhode Island’s office, as well as the presentation of the first-ever Rising Tide awards, the level of excitement at the event reflected the robust agenda.
The Blue Innovation Symposium, 2020’s premier networking event for the Blue Economy, today announced further details of its agenda, keynote speakers and sponsors for the conference in January 2020, in Newport RI. Industry leaders, blue tech startups, government officials and marine tech associations will gather for the fifth edition of the Blue Innovation Symposium. The theme of the conference, Sensors and the Next Wave of Data, will focus on ocean technology and the critical importance of data in the coming decade.
Industry leaders & pioneers headline the conference in January 2020
The Blue Innovation Symposium, 2020’s kickoff networking event for the Blue Economy, today revealed the names of some keynote speakers and sponsors for its conference in January 2020, in Newport RI. This, the fifth edition of the Blue Innovation Symposium, will gather ocean industry leaders, blue tech startups, government officials and key marine tech associations to set in motion a working agenda for the new decade and discuss the conference’s theme: Sensors and the Next Wave of Data.
The Blue Innovation Symposium, New England’s premier event for showcasing developments in the marine technology sector, today announced its call for flash talks and presentations. The three-day event, due to take place in Newport, RI in January 2020, will center around the opportunity for companies to profile their exciting technologies in a series of 5-minute flash talks to attendees.