Posted by Ocean Business 2017 on 03/16/2017

NOC Hosts Exciting Series of Workshops at Ocean Business 2017

NOC Hosts Exciting Series of Workshops at Ocean Business 2017

Diversified Communications UK are delighted to announce that the National OceanographyCentre (NOC) will be delivering an exciting programme of workshops at Ocean Business2017, taking place on 4-6 April in Southampton, UK.

Cheri Arvonio, Ocean Business Event Manager, said: "It is great to see that the NOC is taking fulladvantage of having Ocean Business right on its doorstep by presenting workshop sessions on itshigh profile projects, conducting tours of the facilities and showcasing their services. Theworkshops will address a variety of issues facing the ocean technology community, both currentlyand in the future. With the NOC's worldwide reputation for research excellence and itsinvolvement in commercial projects, we are expecting strong demand for these sessions."

On the first day of Ocean Business (Tuesday 4 April), Prof Matt Mowlem, Head of the NOC’sOcean Technology and Engineering Group, will present the NOC's sensor and instrumentationtechnologies and how NOC will be engaging with the industry in a variety of ways, includinglicensing technology and collaborative R&D projects. 2017 will be another key year, seeing NOCdeveloped technologies made available commercially through partners and deployed on marineautonomous systems, landers, moorings and platforms for science.

Further workshops include: business opportunities to network and work with the newly createdSouth Marine Cluster; meetings with innovative companies operating in ocean observation toidentify barriers to commercialisation, as part of the FixO3 Horizon 2020 project (Fixed point OpenOcean Observatory network); and a presentation about the collaborative development of a shore-based marine radar system which provides crucial hydrographic data, information on wildlifeactivity and acts as a vessel traffic tool.

A major highlight of the programme is the NOC’s Executive Director, Professor Ed Hill, whosepresentation focuses on the strategic priorities of the Partnership for Observation of the GlobalOceans (POGO) that advance efficiency in monitoring the world's oceans (Wednesday 5 April).Also on the second day, the NOC is conducting a seminar about the support they have providedon the decommissioning of the 475 offshore oil and gas installations in the UK. Other highlightsinclude a technological update about the NOC's development of pressure tolerant Lithium Sulphurbatteries.

Kevin Forshaw, Associate Director, Innovation and Enterprise at the NOC, said: “Having a world-class ocean technology event at the NOC provides us with a great opportunity to welcomethousands of marine stakeholders and engage with them in a number of ways. Through this seriesof seminars and workshops we are looking to highlight projects and capabilities that can inform wider marine technology industries, with the aim of developing new partnerships going forward. These will highlight how the NOC can support business in growing BlueTech markets, as the worldbecomes increasingly reliant on resources from the oceans.”

The potential use of arctic shipping lanes will be an interesting subject for discussion on the finalday of the show (Thursday 6 April), as well as a seminar with NOC's data modelling expertsexplaining how to translate marine data into industry applications. All these workshops will be freeto attend and visitors simply need to register by contacting: NOCevents@noc.ac.uk. The NOC willalso open its doors for tours of the key testing facilities that are available for commercial hire.

Formore information visit www.oceanbusiness.com/conferences-seminars/noc-workshops-seminars/

As the biggest gathering of the year for the international ocean technology community, OceanBusiness has become a centre for high profile industry events. For a full programme of activities atthe show and for FREE visitor registration, visit the website at www.oceanbusiness.com. OceanBusiness 2017 will be taking place at the NOC, Southampton, UK from 4 – 6 April 2017.


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