Public-Private Partnerships In Ocean Sustainability: Industry Leadership and Collaboration


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7th GEF Biennial International Waters Conference. Oct 26-31, 2013 in Barbados.

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Public-Private Partnerships In Ocean Sustainability: Industry Leadership and Collaboration

  1. 1. Public-Private Partnerships In Ocean Sustainability: Industry Leadership and Collaboration Paul Holthus CEO World Ocean Council
  2. 2. The Multiple Use Ocean
  3. 3. The diverse “Ocean Business Community” 1. Direct Ocean Users Industries that depend on the ocean for the extraction or production of goods (living, non-living, energy) and the provision of services (transport, tourism, etc.) 2. Ocean User Support Industries Industries that depend on direct users for their existence (e.g. shipbuilders) or drive ocean industry growth (e.g. extractors, manufacturers, retailers that transport materials or products by sea) 3. Essential Ocean Use “Infrastructure” Insurance, finance, legal and other essential services that enable ocean industries to operate
  4. 4. Growing Ocean Use • Cruise and coastal tourism • Shipping • Offshore oil and gas • Fisheries • Aquaculture • Mining • Dredging • Submarine cables/pipelines • Offshore wind energy • Wave/tidal energy • Ports/marinas • Recreational/sport boating • Desalination • Carbon sequestration • Navy/military use Expanding •Kinds of use •Levels of activity o Duration o Intensity o Frequency •Location of activity o Geographical Extent o Frequency
  5. 5. Ocean View: Industry Submarine Cables Cobalt Crusts Shipping Offshore Wind Offshore Oil/Gas Fisheries
  6. 6. Ocean View: Marine Ecosystem Impacts
  7. 7. The Ocean Business Community Challenge • Ocean industries require access and the social license to use ocean space and resources. • Many of the critical issues affecting access and social license are cross-cutting or cumulative. • Sustaining ocean health and productivity requires responsible use and stewardship by all users. • Best efforts by a single company, or an entire industry sector, are not enough to secure ocean health. • Ocean industries will benefit from collaboration with other sectors to create synergies and economies of scale to address issues and ensure access and social license. • Need structure/process for companies to collaborate.
  8. 8. World Ocean Council International, Cross-Sectoral Business Leadership Alliance •Bringing ocean industries together, e.g. shipping, oil/gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, offshore renewables, etc. •Catalyzing leadership and collaboration in addressing ocean sustainability - “Corporate Ocean Responsibility” Goal A healthy and productive global ocean and its sustainable use, development and stewardship by a responsible ocean business community Creating business value for responsible companies •Access and social license for responsible ocean use •Synergies and economies of scale in addressing issues •Stability and predictability in ocean operations
  9. 9. World Ocean Council: Members Almi Tankers S.A. A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S Arctic Fibre Baird Publications Battelle Memorial Institute Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. BigBlueStuff Birds Eye – Igloo Blank Rome BP Cape Breton University Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen’s Assn. Caris USA Inc. China Navigation Company/Swire Pacific Offshore CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Global Trust Certification Golder Associates Guangxi Penshibao Co., Ltd Heidmar, Inc. Hepburn Biocare Holman Fenwick Willan LLP Hull Surface Treatment Hydrex Intl Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Intl Tankers Owners Pollution Fed. (ITOPF) JASCO Applied Sciences L3 MariPro Ocean Nourishment Ocean Peace Inc. OceanNetworks Canada OneOcean PanGeo Subsea Powerboat P1 RightShip Rio Tinto Royal Greenland A/S Sanford Limited Shell Shipping HK Forum Ltd Lloyds Register Louisbourg Seafoods Sinclair Knight Merz Southall Env’tal Assoc (SEA) M3 Marine (Offshore Brokers) Pte Ltd Manson Oceanographic SubCtech Tai Chong Cheang (TCC) Steamship Co HK EcoStrategic Consultants EDP Renewables Eniram ESRI Executive MBA in Shipping/Logistics ExxonMobil FOB Marinexplore Marine Acoustics, Inc. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Nautilus Minerals, Inc. Noble Group Limited N America Marine Env’t Protection Assn. Teck Resources TierraMar Consulting TOTAL Total Marine Solutions Twin Dolphins Univ. Texas Marine Science Inst. Zodiac Maritime
  10. 10. Ocean Industry Leadership Priorities 1. Ocean Governance o Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); Law of the Sea 2. Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) o US; EU; Australia, etc. 3. Operational Environmental Issues o o o o Marine Invasive Species – ballast water, biofouling Sound and Marine Life; Marine Mammal / Vessel Interactions Port Waste Reception Facilities / Marine Debris Water Pollution/Waste Discharge 4. Regional Ocean Business Councils o Arctic; Mediterranean; LMEs? 5. Smart Ocean / Smart Industries o Data from Vessels/Platforms of Opportunity 6. Sea Level Rise/Extreme Weather Events o Port/coastal infrastructure adaptation
  11. 11. 3. Operational Environmental Issues • Waste Discharge/Marine Debris/Water Pollution o Port Reception Facilities Working Group o Solid waste • Marine Invasive Species o Biofouling Working Group o Ballast water • Marine Sound o Marine Sound Working Group • Marine Mammal Interactions o Ship strikes
  12. 12. 4. Regional Ocean Business Councils Cross-sectoral business collaboration to bring together the range of marine industries in at a regional scale to address shared marine environmental challenges and opportunities Priority areas: • Arctic, Mediterranean, • LMEs?: Benguela, Caribbean, W Indian Ocean Priority issues may include: • Improving marine science and monitoring • Reducing inter-industry conflicts • Reducing water pollution • Preventing maritime accidents • Avoiding the introduction of invasive species • Reducing marine debris
  13. 13. WOC Arctic Business Leadership Council • Create cross-sectoral business alliance on coastal / marine responsible development in the Arctic • Bring together region’s coastal / marine industries • Build on initial industry contacts and network developed by Arctic Council, its working groups, other key stakeholders • Tackle priority issues that benefit from business collaboration WOC-Arctic Business Meetings • Arctic Business Leadership Council workshop (16 Sep ‘12) • Business Dialogue with Arctic Council (17 Sep ‘12) • Business Cooperation session at Arctic Circle (12 Oct ‘13)
  14. 14. 5. Smart Ocean / Smart Industries Ensure wide range of industry vessels and platforms are: •Improving the understanding, modeling and forecasting of oceanic ecosystems, resources, weather, climate variability and climate change, and… •Contributing to describing the status, trends and variability of oceanographic and atmospheric conditions, by… •Providing routine, sustained, standardized information on the ocean and atmosphere
  15. 15. Industry leadership in ocean knowledge Establish a international, multi-industry program to: •Expand the number of vessels and platforms that collect standardized ocean, weather and climate data •Improve the coordination and efficiency of data sharing and input to national/international systems •Build on existing “ships/platforms of opportunity” programs, e.g. Ferry box •Enhance and advance the clear, compelling business benefits of increased ocean data
  16. 16. Opportunities of Ships Number of ships - by total and trade as of October 2010 Bulk Carriers: 8,687 Container ships: 4,831 Tankers: 13,175 Passenger ships: 6,597 TOTAL: 50,054
  17. 17. Opportunities of Platforms Number of oil/gas wells and rigs Wells drilled in Gulf of Mexico: ~ 40,000 Deepwater wells drilled internationally: ~ 14000 Number of rigs internationally: ~ 8,000 US rigs/platforms: ~ 3,500; including 79 deepwater wells
  18. 18. Other Ship and Platform Opportunities Fisheries Ferries Aquaculture Offshore wind energy Wave/tidal energy
  19. 19. International Ship/Platform Data Collection Comprehensive •Incorporates needs and opportunities from different industries •Addresses ocean, weather and climate data needs Scaleable •Within industries •Across industries •Upgradeable over time Entry Options •Retrofit – existing vessels and platforms •Newbuild Cost-Efficient •Synergies – within and between industries •Economies of scale
  20. 20. Smart Ocean/Smart Industries: Next Steps • Develop joint Industry / Science Steering Committee • Define value proposition / rationale for industry and science • Inventory of existing ships/platforms of opportunity programs • Define the “menu of options” for voluntary observations • Define interface requirements for platforms / payload • Develop the principles, practice and platform for industry data sharing and access • Develop Advisory Group for input from broader range of industry / science representatives • Develop regional pilot projects to put “Smart Industries” to work
  21. 21. Thank You ! Paul Holthus CEO World Ocean Council