THE SOS 2019 PROGRAM IS BEING DEVELOPED WITH INPUT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL OCEAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY
With the theme of “Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy”, the SOS 2019 will be the foremost international business conference dedicated to investment and innovation for ocean sustainable development. Click on the right button to see the developing program!

Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and innovation for the blue economy

Over 2.5 days, SOS 2019 delegates will explore a range of cross-sectoral topics, strategies and solutions through plenary and parallel sessions and workshops.  Interested parties are invited to propose session themes that they would like to sponsor and organize by contacting summit@oceancouncil.org. The evolving SOS 2019 Program will reflect the level of interest in these and potentially other topics.

HIGH-LEVEL BUSINESS DELEGATES ATTENDING THE SOS
Download the list of high-level business and investment leaders attending the SOS, as well as senior representatives from intergovernmental organizations, governments, NGOs and the science community.

OCEAN INVESTMENT AND INNOVATION: Plenaries, Parallels, Workshops

  • Investing in the Blue Economy: The Role of Institutional Investors, Banks and Investment Firms in Ocean Sustainable Development
  • Impact Investment, Blended Finance and the Blue Economy
  • Ocean Funds: Focused Finance for Sustainable Seas
  • Corporate Investment and Philanthropy for Ocean Sustainable Development Solutions
  • Public Funding for the Blue Economy: Multi-Lateral Development Banks for Risk Mitigation, ODA for Ocean Sustainable Development and Major Government Initiatives
  • De-Risking Investment in the Blue Economy: The Role of the Ocean/Maritime Legal and Insurance Communities
  • Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles
  • Blue Economy Blockchain: Linking Around the World and Across the Sectors for Ocean Sustainable Development

Special Forums

  • Global Blue Economy Innovation Network: Accelerators, Incubators and Challenge Competitions for Ocean Sustainable Development
  • Roundtable of Ocean Industry Association Leaders (ROIAL)

Plenary Sessions

  • Ocean Executive Forum: The Signature SOS Multi-Sector Panel of CEOs
  • Ocean 2030: Blue Economy Business Projections (covering ocean transportation, energy, food, tourism and minerals)
  • Women in Ocean Industries: Leadership, Sustainable Development and Maritime Security
  • COPERNICUS Collaborative Vision for a Sustainable Ocean: Investment and Innovation for Ocean Data and Deliverables
  • The Navy and Maritime Industries: Exploring Synergies in Ocean Sustainable Development, Safety, Security and Stewardship

Parallel Sessions/Workshops

OCEAN GOVERNANCE AND PLANNING

  • U.N. Law of the Sea: New Legally Binding Instrument on Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) and Ocean Industries
  • Responsible Deep Sea Mining

OCEAN AND CLIMATE

  • Port Resiliency to Sea Level Rise and Extreme Events: Private Sector Collaboration to Advance Infrastructure Adaptation, especially for Small Islands and Developing Countries
  • Ocean NETs: Responsible Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs) for CO2 Sequestration at Sea
  • Ocean Energy: Scaling Up Low Carbon Energy from the Sea
  • Offshore Energy: Oil and Gas Industry Role in Advancing Offshore Renewables

OCEAN KNOWLEDGE, RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

  • U.N. Decade of Ocean Science and SMART Ocean-SMART Industries: Advancing Ocean and Climate Data Collection from Ships and Platforms
  • Seabed 2030: Accelerating Ocean Industry Leadership on Global Seafloor Mapping
  • The Digital Ocean, Big Ocean Data and the Ocean Cloud
  • Blue Worlds: The ESA Initiative Towards Space Projects Support for Sustainable Ocean Activities – The Case of Autonomous Shipping

MARINE POLLUTION/IMPACTS

  • Port Reception Facilities: Economically Viable Port Waste Disposal for Ballast Water, Hydrocarbons and other Ship-Based Waste Streams

FOOD SECURITY: SUSTAINABLE FISHING AND AQUACULTURE

  • Moving Commercial Seafood to Sustainability: Innovation and Investment

BIODIVERSITY

  • Ocean EIA: Solutions, Best Practices and Collaboration for Assessing Threat, Risk and Impacts to High Seas Biodiversity
  • Biofouling, Invasive Species and the GEF-UNDP-IMO GloFouling Partnerships Project: Guidance, Standards and Regulators
  • Social License and the Blue Economy: Roles, Responsibilities and Opportunities for Innovation
  • Investing in People: Young Ocean Professionals, Sustainable Development and Careers in the Blue Economy
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