Sea Tech Week® 2022: water on the agenda?

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Marine Technology Week® announces its full program of plenary sessions and opening panels. Registration for the 13e the edition of the event in September is open to participants

NEW DELHI, July 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — France and India are delighted that the Campus mondial de la mer has welcomed India as guest of honor of Sea Tech Week® in Brest. For the first time since 2018, more than 1,000 stakeholders from businesses, universities and government institutions around the world will come together in person to shape the future of maritime.

This year’s event has a strong focus on the environment, exploring smarter and greener solutions for shipping, energy and technology and also goes celebrate the work of women in marine science and technology. It will offer delegates many ways to exchange ideas, challenge each other’s points of view and connect through:

  • A trade fair, featuring exhibitors from around the world, including a notable number of Europefrom public research teams to start-ups and large industrial groups
  • B2B networking meetings and events
  • Most importantly: more than 30 plenary sessions and 3 panel discussions all focusing on this year’s central theme, green innovations; over 100 hours on the state of R&D and the future of shipping

Highlights from India: A strong Indian delegation will be present for various sessions strengthening the Indo-French partnership and will discuss climate change, marine science and technology, wind propulsion, sustainable shipping, marine litter and its prevention, navigation and inspections of underwater vehicles, port m management, logistics, etc..

Adapting to climate change:

The effects of global warming on coastlines, ports and estuaries are already visible and are likely to increase if we do not react with measures to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Indian experts from National Institute of Ocean Technology and National Navy Foundation will focus on the impact of climate change on the coastal morphological evolution of the coast of Kadalur Periyakuppam, Tamil Nadu using geospatial techniques and field measurements, assessment of atmospheric carbon dioxide in coastal and port areas of the east coast India and the use of digitalization for the decarbonization of the shipping industry respectively. Otherwise, Shrey Goyal, Climate Risk Expert, and Head of the Observation Delegation at COP26will present the impact of the SWAC on the environment and the energy transition and vice versa.

Indo-French cooperation in marine sciences: opportunities and mechanisms

In the proposed session/workshop, the initiatives that the French and Indian governments propose to consolidate scientific cooperation to meet the challenges of marine sciences, including the contribution of research organizations such as CNRS, Ifremer, IRD, CSIR, DST, DBT or MoES will be discussed.

In 2019, during the visit of France of the Prime Minister of India, India and France agreed to explore the potential for collaboration in marine science research for a better understanding of the oceans, including the Indian Ocean. The blue economy and coastal resilience are a common priority for both nations.

France India workshop on ocean technologies towards advanced knowledge and sustainable development
Responsible : IFREMER (France) and Indian National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) (India) A session bringing together scientists and engineers from France and India to discuss avenues for cooperation in the field of marine science and technology, echoing the bilateral roadmap on the blue economy and ocean governance established in the wake of the Indo-Pacific strategy of the French government and the government of india Deep sea mission program.

Navigation and control of underwater vehicles
Today, research on the navigation and control of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) has become a challenge for scientific and economic reasons given their many applications, for example, deep-sea operations, inspection offshore installations, seabed mapping, environmental data collection and sampling, and defence. This special session aims to invite research contributions around AUV navigation and control addressing various issues will be convened by experts from indian institute of technology (ITI) Goa and National Institute of Technology Silchar, and National Institute of Ocean Technology NIOT, India

Marine litter: Monitoring, mitigation and prevention solutions with Indian experts.

This session focuses on how science and technology could quantify the pervasiveness of marine pollution and facilitate understanding of the mitigation impact of reducing the stockpile of plastics in the ocean.

Smarter, greener, cyber: why cybersecurity is vital for maritime transport.
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he objective of this session is to explore how to reconcile this digital transformation with cybersecurity requirements, to develop green, smart and cybersecure solutions for maritime transport.

Find the full program: seatechweek.eu

Register to attend: seatechweek.eu

Full pass (5-day pass including lunches and coffee breaks): €350 excl. tax
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About Sea Tech Week®

Sea Tech Week® is an international event dedicated to marine and maritime science and technology. It attracts more than a thousand high-level international experts to Brest, France, every two years, representing a wide variety of ocean-related disciplines. Organized every two years, Sea Tech Week® offers tech and science conferences, a trade show, BtoB meetings, company and laboratory visits and a gala evening.

This event offers the international community of scientists, companies, clusters, students and other stakeholders the opportunity to share research and innovation progress, to build a professional network of contacts and improve partnerships and cooperation.

Sea Tech Week® is organized by the Technopôle Brest-Iroise through the Campus mondial de la mer, France first community of ocean experts. This event is supported by Brest Métropole, the Brittany Region, the EU (FEDER) and Crédit Mutuel Arkéa.

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