Join us for this partnership presentation! Ocean industries operate tens of thousands of vessels and platforms, and a million km of submarine cables, all with the potential for cost effectively collecting information, often in data poor areas. An industry-led system for strategic and sustained data collection is needed. The World Ocean Council (WOC) brings together all ocean industries and its WOC “SMART Ocean-SMART Industries” program is a comprehensive structure and process to foster and facilitate scaling up data that industry can provide by hosting or deploying instruments or sharing previously collected data.
About the Speaker: Paul Holthus founded the World Ocean Council - the Global "Blue Economy" Business Organization, an international leadership alliance on ocean sustainable development, science, and stewardship that brings together investment, shipping, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, oil/gas, and offshore renewables for leadership, collaboration and action. Paul held senior positions with UNEP and other international organizations and is a regular speaker at ocean and business events around the world.
1. Ocean industries have a large number of vessels, platforms and cables that can cost effectively collect ocean weather and climate data.
2. A comprehensive system of engaging companies and brokering interaction with the science community is needed to scale up industry data collection and sharing.
3. There are opportunities for accelerating industry involvement in observations through a partnership between NOAA and the World Ocean Council “SMART Ocean-SMART Industries” program.