Ocean Industry Status, Trends and 15-Year Projections Will Be Presented at World Ocean Council’s SOS 2016 (Rotterdam, 30 Nov-2 Dec)
The WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) is the only international ocean business event to provide a global review of ocean economic activity for all the principle areas of ocean industrial activity - and to link this analysis to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The “Ocean 2030” sessions at SOS 2016, chaired by Tom Boardley (Executive Vice President, Corporate and External Affairs, Lloyd’s Register), will feature authoritative presentations on a diverse range of ocean business sectors:
Presenters are being finalized for additional sectors, e.g. submarine cables, fisheries, seabed mining.
The SOS 2016 will link this unprecedented collation of information on ocean economic activity to the WOC efforts to work with the ocean business community to develop SDG targets and indicators.
The Ocean 2030 sessions at SOS 2016 will consider the opportunities and risks that future ocean use create for each sector, for the collective ocean business community, for the ocean economy overall, and for the ocean itself. Sustainable development of the global ocean commons cannot be achieved without understanding and engaging ocean users, and without leadership and collaboration on the part of responsible ocean companies.