Advisory Session June 2016


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.


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.

MARIBE Advisory Sessions | 15 & 16 June 2016 | Brussels, Belgium

The MARIBE project is investigating the best possible combinations of different #BlueGrowth and Blue Economy sectors. As part of this, MARIBE project partners have been working with companies from different marine sectors to develop multi-use of space or multi-use platform projects, assisting them with their business and financial models. The results of this work is being presented at a two-day advisory session. The Advisory Sessions will provide a platform for companies to present their #BlueGrowth projects in front of an advisory panel, receive expert feedback and spark the interest of potential investors and potential partners. Nine projects will be presented over the course of the two days.

Advisory Session panel members

MARIBE at European Maritime Day, Turku, Finland


We will be in Turku, Finland for the next couple of days at the European Maritime Day. Visit us at stand No. 17 in The Pier ‘lobby area’  in Turku, Finland.

MARIBE project coordinator Gordon Dalton will be one of the speakers in Wednesday’s workshop: READY FOR TAKE-OFF: GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN EUROPE’S OCEAN ENERGY SECTOR. This workshop aims to foster links between the ocean energy industry and the wider European maritime community.

Check out the full programme and follow @maribeproject and @EU_MARE  for more information. 


MARIBE partner at UK Marine Energy Conference | 5th July 2016 | Glasgow

Press release – UK Marine Energy Conference Launch

With the technology, infrastructure and energy mix demand developing, marine energy can be seen as a key frontier in clean energy generation. The UK Marine Energy Conference 2016 will focus on accelerating marine energy as a viable energy alternative and maintaining the UK’s position at the forefront of this emerging market.

The UK Marine Energy Conference will be held on 5th July 2016, at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel. Through a combination of conference discussions and networking the event will provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss key debates and direct the industry towards a successful and sustainable future. See the full press release: UK Marine Energy Conference Launch Press Release.

MARIBE project coordinator Dr Gordon Dalton will be a moderator at two of the morning sessions:



For more details on the conference and other speakers and partners go to: