More than 200 representatives of the ocean business community and other ocean stakeholders gathered at the Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) in Washington, D.C. from April 22-24. Organized by the World Ocean Council (WOC), the SOS is the only international ocean business community gathering dedicated to industry leadership and collaboration in developing solutions to ocean sustainability challenges.

Based on the targeted SOS 2013 sessions, the WOC is advancing industry action on the following priorities through international, multi-sectoral working groups:

    Smart Ocean/Smart Industries: Scaling-Up Data Collecting by Industry

    Arctic Challenges and Opportunities for Responsible Industries

    Ocean Policy and Ocean Industries in International Waters

    Marine Spatial Planning

    Sound and the Marine Environment

    BioFouling and Invasive Species

    Port Reception Facilities

SOS 2013 brought together a wide range of ocean industries, including: shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, renewable energy, mining, ports, dredging, cables, pipelines, the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and many other ocean industries. 92% of participant reports stated that SOS 2013 met or exceeded their expectations.

Interviews with key SOS 2013 speakers and participants can be viewed online (Adobe Flash Player required).

The WOC is grateful for the support of Battelle Memorial Institute and BP, the marquee SOS 2013 sponsors, as well as the other SOS 2013 Sponsors: Battelle Memorial Institute 
BP International 
CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. 
Keppel Offshore & Marine 
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation 
Ocean Conservancy 
Rockefeller & Co. 
Blank Rome Maritime 
Golder Associates 

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