20 Oct: Ocean Protection and Monitoring Technologies and Services
Ocean Protection and Monitoring Technologies and Services - Workshop for Stakeholders' Engagement – 20 October 2021
09:00 AM -01:00 PM
This webinar, jointly organised by the European Investment Bank, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the European Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), Copernicus Marine Services and OceanOPS, will present the latest developments on monitoring our seas so as to stimulate investment and partnerships between public institutions and private companies.
Tackling the new sustainability challenges for EU’s blue economy, estimated at €650 bn of annual turnover as part of the European Green Deal, needs action from local decision makers and stakeholders.
By investing in blue digital monitoring and protection technologies and services, regions, institutions and national protection authorities will not only protect assets, lives and biodiversity but also foster innovation and job creation in marine coastal areas and ensure that Europe regains technological leadership and autonomy. Recovery plans offer an opportunity to take advantage of these new digital technologies for monitoring and protecting our seas and coastal areas.
Examples of the new innovative solutions that are already operational will be presented. They range from ocean energy applications, to services for improving search and rescue. Increased deployment of these services can have a real impact on the blue economy.
The European Investment Bank’s advisory services are ready to support local authorities plans and efforts
The workshop will be introduced by Harald Gruber (European Investment Bank) and Fiammetta Diani (EUSPA), who will present the latest developments and welcome you.
The event will be summarised in a digital document, which progressively could be updated with new local and pilot cases.