Closing Event August 2016

MARIBE CLOSING EVENT

closing-event

MARIBE panel discusses the potential for multi-use of space in Blue Growth

The MARIBE project finished on the 31st of August 2016. To coincide with the end of the project, a meeting was held in the MaREI Research Centre in University College Cork. During the course of the two-day event, MARIBE partners presented the findings of the project and industry stakeholders presented 9 innovative multi-use of space projects that were developed with assistance from the MARIBE consortium. A selection of these presentations are now available and can be accessed via the links in the agenda below. The event also hosted two lively discussion panels where MARIBE partners, industry representatives and external experts discussed the potential of multi-use of space in Blue Growth as well as the merits of the MARIBE process.

TUESDAY 30TH AUGUST

10:00-10:15 Coffee and registration
10:15-10:30 Welcome and overview of MARIBE project
Gordon Dalton [MARIBE project coordinator]
10.30-11.00 Key note address
Profs. Tony Lewis & Jerry Murphy
11:00-11:30 Coffee/tea break
11.30-13.00 The current state of Blue Growth
WP 4 – Maritime industries, sector lifecycles and Blue Growth
[Kate Johnson, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK]
WP 6 – Current state of investment in Blue Growth
[Sander van den Burg, Wageningen University, The Netherlands]
WP 7 – Blue Growth business models
[Roland Wijnen, Business Models Inc., The Netherlands]
13.00-14.15 Lunch
14.15-15.40 Multi-use of space and Blue Growth 
WP 8 – Identification of high potential combinations
[Gordon Dalton, UCC]
Socio-economic assessment of BG combinations
[Mike Blanch, BVG Associates , UK]
WP 5- Challenges facing multi-use of space in Blue Growth
[Pedro Diaz, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain]
Example of multi-use project: Wavedragon & SES presentation
[Wave Dragon, Seaweed Energy Solutions & BELLONA]
15.40-16.10 Coffee/Tea break
16.10-17.00 Panel discussion: multi-use of space and multi-use platforms

WEDNESDAY 31ST AUGUST

09:00-10:30 Multi-use of space and multi-use platform projects in Blue Growth: Industry stakeholder presentations
09.00-09.20 Oceans of Tomorrow review Overview of FP7 multi-use of space and multi-use platform projects
[Pedro  Diaz, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain]
09:20-09:35 Floating Power Plant [Floating Offshore Wind + Wave]
09.35-09.50 Grand Port Maritime de Guyane [Floating Shipping Terminal + Aquaculture]
09.50-10.05 Float Inc. [Floating shipping Terminal + Wave]
10.05-10.20 Albatern and Aquabiotech [Wave + Aquaculture]
10:20-11:00 Coffee/tea break
11.00-11.15 J J Campbell and CREDIT presentation [Wave + Floating Offshore Wind]
11.15-11.30 MERMAID [Aquaculture + Fixed Offshore Wind]
11.30-11.45 EcoWindWater[Floating Offshore Wind + Desalination]
11.45-13.00 MARIBE methodology overview followed by panel
discussion on the validity of the ‘business incubator’ approach

MARIBE closing event in Cork in August 2016.

MARIBE CLOSING EVENT

closing-event

MARIBE panel discusses the potential for multi-use of space in Blue Growth

The MARIBE project finished on the 31st of August 2016. To coincide with the end of the project, a meeting was held in the MaREI Research Centre in University College Cork. During the course of the two-day event, MARIBE partners presented the findings of the project and industry stakeholders presented 9 innovative multi-use of space projects that were developed with assistance from the MARIBE consortium. A selection of these presentations are now available and can be accessed via the links in the agenda below. The event also hosted two lively discussion panels where MARIBE partners, industry representatives and external experts discussed the potential of multi-use of space in Blue Growth as well as the merits of the MARIBE process.

TUESDAY 30TH AUGUST

10:00-10:15 Coffee and registration
10:15-10:30 Welcome and overview of MARIBE project
Gordon Dalton [MARIBE project coordinator]
10.30-11.00 Key note address
Profs. Tony Lewis & Jerry Murphy
11:00-11:30 Coffee/tea break
11.30-13.00 The current state of Blue Growth
WP 4 – Maritime industries, sector lifecycles and Blue Growth
[Kate Johnson, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK]
WP 6 – Current state of investment in Blue Growth
[Sander van den Burg, Wageningen University, The Netherlands]
WP 7 – Blue Growth business models
[Roland Wijnen, Business Models Inc., The Netherlands]
13.00-14.15 Lunch
14.15-15.40 Multi-use of space and Blue Growth 
WP 8 – Identification of high potential combinations
[Gordon Dalton, UCC]
Socio-economic assessment of BG combinations
[Mike Blanch, BVG Associates , UK]
WP 5- Challenges facing multi-use of space in Blue Growth
[Pedro Diaz, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain]
Example of multi-use project: Wavedragon & SES presentation
[Wave Dragon, Seaweed Energy Solutions & BELLONA]
15.40-16.10 Coffee/Tea break
16.10-17.00 Panel discussion: multi-use of space and multi-use platforms

WEDNESDAY 31ST AUGUST

09:00-10:30 Multi-use of space and multi-use platform projects in Blue Growth: Industry stakeholder presentations
09.00-09.20 Oceans of Tomorrow review Overview of FP7 multi-use of space and multi-use platform projects
[Pedro  Diaz, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain]
09:20-09:35 Floating Power Plant [Floating Offshore Wind + Wave]
09.35-09.50 Grand Port Maritime de Guyane [Floating Shipping Terminal + Aquaculture]
09.50-10.05 Float Inc. [Floating shipping Terminal + Wave]
10.05-10.20 Albatern and Aquabiotech [Wave + Aquaculture]
10:20-11:00 Coffee/tea break
11.00-11.15 J J Campbell and CREDIT presentation [Wave + Floating Offshore Wind]
11.15-11.30 MERMAID [Aquaculture + Fixed Offshore Wind]
11.30-11.45 EcoWindWater[Floating Offshore Wind + Desalination]
11.45-13.00 MARIBE methodology overview followed by panel
discussion on the validity of the ‘business incubator’ approach

Advisory Session June 2016

MARIBE ADVISORY SESSION

MARIBE aims to unlock the potential of multi-use of space in the offshore economy. Having explored the opportunities that exist for cooperation between different Blue Growth and Blue Economy sectors, the consortium worked with companies from these marine sectors to develop 9 multi-use of space or multi-use platform projects. The consortium’s expertise was utilised to assist companies with their business and financial models. The project also hosted an advisory session event in June to further assist in the development of these project.

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The Advisory Session provided a platform for the companies to present their projects in front of an external advisory panel. The panel contained representatives from: DNB Norway, European Aquaculture Society, Scottish Investment Bank, ORE Catapult, Ocean Energy, Federation of European Aquaculture Producers, DP Energy, QED Naval, 1-Tech, International Energy Agency, World Ocean Council, Black & Veatch, Ernst & Young, E-Cube, INNOSEA and The Crown Estate. The event offered companies an opportunity to have their business plans and financial models assessed by impartial experts across a range of fields relevant to Blue Growth and receive feedback and advice. Due to the confidential nature of the material discussed at the advisory session, attendance at this event was restricted and presentations are not available.

In parallel to the Advisory Session, a B2B event was also run. Companies had the opportunity to meet individually with panel experts and selected investors. Over 60 meetings took place over the 2-day event.

A networking dinner was hosted on the evening of the 15th of June. The event was opened by Ms Marie Donnelly, Director for Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency within DG Energy. Ms Gesine Meissner, MEP, also spoke at the event.