Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes


Ocean Protection and Monitoring Technologies and Services -

Event date:
20/10/2021 (All day)
Table of Contents
    Workshop for Stakeholders' engagement

    This webinar, jointly organised by the European Investment Bank, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the European Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), Copernicus Marine Services and OceanOPS, will present the latest developments on monitoring our seas so as to stimulate investment and partnerships between public institutions and private companies.

    Tackling the new sustainability challenges for EU’s blue economy, estimated at €650 bn of annual turnover as part of the European Green Deal, needs action from local decision makers and stakeholders.

    By investing in blue digital monitoring and protection technologies and services, regions, institutions and national protection authorities will not only protect assets, lives and biodiversity but also foster innovation and job creation in marine coastal areas and ensure that Europe regains technological leadership and autonomy. Recovery plans offer an opportunity to take advantage of these new digital technologies for monitoring and protecting our seas and coastal areas.

    Examples of the new innovative solutions that are already operational will be presented. They range from ocean energy applications, to services for improving search and rescue. Increased deployment of these services can have a real impact on the blue economy.

    The European Investment Bank’s advisory services are ready to support local authorities plans and efforts

    The workshop will be introduced by Harald Gruber (European Investment Bank) and Fiammetta Diani (EUSPA), who will present the latest developments and welcome you.

    The event will be summarised in a digital document, which progressively could be updated with new local and pilot cases.

    We look forward to engaging in a dialogue with you.









    Ocean Protection and Monitoring Technologies and Services -  Workshop for Stakeholders' Engagement  – 20 October 2021

     9.00 - 9.20

    Welcome and Introduction

    Harald Gruber

    EIB  Head of Division - Digital Infrastructure

    Welcome: the  EIB Digital Blue Agenda

    Fiammetta Diani

    EUSPA  Head of Market Development

    Market development for EU Space Data

     9.20 - 9.45

    Key Note Speaker

    Tiago Lopes

    EIB  Technical Lead Advisor 

    EIB funding of Integrated Systems for disaster management 


     9.45 - 10.45

     Overview of the Copernicus Marine Service and Users' cases

    Laurence Crosnier

    MERCATOR OCEAN INTERNATIONAL Head of Markets and Services

    Providing real time ocean data for a safer decision-making 

    Emma Reyes

    SOCIB  Head of the High-Frequency Radar Facility

    Supporting SAR operations and emergency response at sea.

    Ana Catarina Zózimo & Liliana Pinheiro

    HIDRALERTA Projects' Managers

    A warning system for coastal regions  

    Michael Henriksen


    Combining desalinisation and wave energy farms -                             


     10.45 - 11.45

    Rescue at Sea Services: EGNSS Services and case studies

    Manuel Lopez

    EUSPA Senior Technology Officer for Market Development

    Galileo Search and Rescue Services

    Sean McCrystal/ Robin George (Seas of Solutions)

    SEA OF SOLUTIONS  Projects' Managers

    Galileo Return Link Emergency Beacons

    Marco Nisi

    SARA  Project's  Managers

    SARA: Surveillance, Monitoring, Search and Rescue Aid Using Drones

    Santiago Soley, Jose Luis Saiz


    Manned and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles supporting Emergency Operations at sea with EGNSS.


     11.45 - 12.45 

    Ocean Technologies

    Iain Shepherd


    The Green Deal and Ocean Observation

    Karen May

    XOCEAN Manager

    Offering Ocean data collection as a Turnkey Service

    Chiara Petrioli

    WSENSE Founder

    Underwater internet of things

    Karsten Hirsch

    Plastic FisCher Manager

    Cleaning Plastic from our rivers

     12.45 - 13.00 

    In-Situ Ocean Monitoring Infrastructure

    Mathieu Belbéoch

    OCEAN OPS Manager

    EU and Global Ocean Observing System in-situ monitoring infrastructure


     13.00 - 13.30

    Conclusions and Next Steps

    Carmen Aguilera

    EUSPA Head of Section Transport and operational market development

    Opportunities for development of solutions to support safety at sea with Space

    Franck Jesus

    EIB Senior Environmental Advisor 

    EIB Blue Strategies

    Antonella Calvia-Goetz

    EIB Lead advisor on Digital Strategies

    Stakeholders' Engagement to the Blue Digital Agenda

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