Slide 2: Our Global OceansThe next decade(s) is poised to see the greatest advances in mans ability to understand the life support system of this planet and the ecosystem products and services provided by our seas and oceansandThe ability to harness sustainably a vast array of marine resources through the application of new and emerging knowledge and technology.
Slide 3: ConvergenceConvergence opportunities and demands in the marine sphere across many diverse scientific, industrial, societal and governmental areas of activity will be at the heart of these exciting new discoveries and revolutionary technological developments and capabilities. Such opportunities will present themselves at local, regional, multinational and global scales and represent significant opportunities for international co-operation
Slide 4: Ireland has seen a major transformation in its marine scientific capabilities and capacities in the last decade and stands ready to play a major role in European and Global marine scientific endeavours in the exciting period that lies aheadThrough the SmartOcean Strategy, linking scientific centres of excellence and industry, we are working with multinationals such as IBM, INTEL and TRANSAS And with local high-tech start-ups such as Cathys, Biospherics, [Barbara to add as appropriate] – come join us in this quest.
Slide 5:Concluding statement (e.g. Quote from A.Clarke)
Destination Europe Session 2: Opportunities for technology ventures and start- up firms, academia-industry cooperation Dr Peter Heffernan EUSA Chief Executive Marine Institute Ireland Destination Europe: Your Research & Innovation Opportunities Session 2: Opportunities for technology ventures and start-up firms, academia-industry cooperation Boston, USA: 20th January 2012.
Acknowldgement: Prof John Delaney Univ Washington HIGH-TECH OCEAN ENERGY AQUACULTURE ROBOTICS Harnessing Marine Resources in New WaysDEEP-SEA FRONTIER SENSORS & ADVANCED SEABED MAPPING REMOTE
Links across the Atlantic European NetworksOcean Observatories InitiativeIndustry links JERICO: Coastal Observatory Network
“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quiteclearly Ocean” Arthur C. Clarke, 1917 - 2008. An Invitation to the Atlantic Summit: Dublin, 12th July 2012. Inspire – Initiate – Innovate www.marine.ie Destination Europe: Your Research & Innovation Opportunities Session 2: Opportunities for technology ventures and start-up firms, academia-industry cooperation Boston, USA: 20th January 2012.