Oceans

Challenges and opportunities

Blue innovation for the delivery of the SDGs

Oceans capture CO2 from the atmosphere, sea level rises and storms will increase in force and frequency as a result of global warming. But as oceans cover 70% of the earth’s surface, they also provide a huge potential for large scale production of renewable energy (wind, wave, tidal, floating solar, etc.). Oceans can also counterbalance droughts and freshwater shortage by desalination installations. Moreover, clean shipping will be an indispensable element to come to a carbon neutral transport system and clean air in densely populated coastal regions.

With oceans and seas playing a major role in climate regulation, blue technologies are an important driver for economic growth with a clear shift towards innovative and sustainable solutions.

Conference programme

Oceans sessions

Deep dive sessions

Multi-use and co-creation within offshore infrastructures

Thematic coordinators

Oceans

Thematic partner

Thematic partner

Oceans
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