Closing Event August 2016

MARIBE 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