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The Role of Research and Technology in the Changing Ocean Economy


Project Scope:

An ad hoc planning committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will organize a public workshop to consider the role of research and technology within the changing global ocean economy. The workshop will explore emerging transformations in coastal and marine industries, in regard to both mounting environmental challenges and significant advances in technology across multiple disciplines, including artificial intelligence, robotics, sensor platforms, and genomics. Opportunities and challenges to advancing U.S. leadership in the global ocean economy will be discussed, and priorities for multi-sectoral approaches and cross-sector collaboration and coordination between government, universities, and industry will be considered throughout the workshop. A brief rapporteur-authored workshop proceedings will be published.

Status: Completed

PIN: PGA-POLICY-19-15

RSO: Nicholson, Megan

Topic(s):

Agriculture
Biology and Life Sciences
Earth Sciences
Energy and Energy Conservation
Engineering and Technology
Environment and Environmental Studies
Industry and Labor
Policy for Science and Technology



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership


Anton F. Post - (Chair)
James G. Bellingham
Kelly O. Sullivan

Events



Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

Oceans have long represented a frontier of opportunity for exploration, scientific understanding, commerce, and trade for the United States. The transformative technologies of the fourth industrial revolution – artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, IoT, biotechnology, advanced materials – are expected to recondition traditional ocean-based industries and enable the growth of new markets prioritizing sustainability. At the nexus of unprecedented environmental change and rapid technology innovation, how should the United States position itself as a leader in the global ocean economy? This meeting of the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable considered the importance of cross-sector collaboration and the opportunities for U.S. leadership in the context of a changing ocean and a changing ocean economy.

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS (view video)
Susan Avery, President Emerita at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE GROWTH OF THE U.S. OCEAN ECONOMY 
RDML Tim Gallaudet, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

SCIENCE OF A CHANGING OCEAN
Ko Barrett, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Programs and Administration for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

INNOVATION IN MARINE INDUSTRIES
James Bellingham, Director of the Center for Marine Robotics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Joshua Berger, Governor's Maritime Sector Lead and Associate Director of the Washington State Department of Commerce
Megan Davis, Research Professor in the Aquaculture and Stock Enhancement Program at Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
William Gerwick, Distinguished Professor of Oceanography and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director of the Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego

THE CHANGING RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT OF THE ARCTIC  
Victoria Herrmann, President and Managing Director of the Arctic Institute

TRANSFORMATIONS OF COASTAL REGIONS AND COMMUNITIES
Heida Diefenderfer, Earth Scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
RADM Jon White, CEO and President of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership

 


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  GUIRR Staff
Contact Email:  guirr@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
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Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
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