Webinar: Ocean Data for Ocean Health - Sustainability and innovation in the blue economy

29 September 2020
This event is online

Let's take a deep dive for ocean data to accelerate sustainability and innovation in the blue economy. The global ocean economy is predicted by OECD to reach USD 3 trillion by 2030. Ocean health is critical for the global economy, food security and to reach the UN 2030 goals - yet we know so little. 80% of our ocean is unmapped, unobserved and unexplored, and 90% of ocean species yet to be classified. How can ocean data help us predict, engage, and move us towards a more sustainable society?

For this conference we have handpicked expert in the field of ocean data and technology and will give you an up-date of the skills and data available in Sweden today. We will also bring forward experts from other sectors that are leading the digital transformation.





Robin Teigland, Professor of Strategy and Management of Digitalization in the Entrepreneurship and Strategy Division at Chalmers. Robin is Director of Ocean Data Factory Sweden (ODF), Sweden’s first national ocean data lab, that promotes innovation based on the application of AI to ocean data. ODF’s mission is to ensure that Sweden plays a leading role in the development of the global blue economy and to ensure that the ocean and its resources are managed in the best possible and most sustainable way. Robin is also an impact entrepreneur and has co-founded Peniche Ocean Watch and Ocean Tech Hub in Portugal, through which she is running several blue circular economy projects, such as the Plastic Chain, Peladrone, the Ocean Community Challenge, and Ecowaterdrone. Robin is a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), and in 2017, 2018, and 2019 she was listed by the Swedish business magazine, Veckans Affärer, as one of Sweden’s most influential women, primarily in technology. In 2019, she was also ranked as one of Sweden’s top 100 public speakers.


Jurie "Jannes" Germishuys, research-oriented data scientist at Combine with a background in actuarial science, extensive experience across insurance, telecommunications and financial industries in a wide range of applications including deep learning analytics, NLP and AI product development. He will give a talk on the topic " How we apply AI in marine environmental management".


Mikael Razola is the project manager for the wPCC research project that Wallenius Marine is running together with SSPA and KTH. The aim is to develop a sailing car-carrier ship for long-distance shipping. Mikael has a Ph.D. in Naval Architecture and has been working with a wide range of maritime development projects within the government, private and military market, first as a consultant at SSPA and since 2019 at Wallenius Marine. Sailing has always been important to Mikael, both professionally and as leisure. He has among other projects been involved with the development of an autonomous sailing research platform (Maribot Vane), and in the development of courses in sailing mechanics.


Who should participate?

This conference is aimed at tech companies that are looking to expand their businesses into new sectors. We also welcome scientist who are looking for new technology and data, and public sector representatives that want to learn more about the possibilities of ocean technology & data to solve ocean management issues. We hope that this conference will result in new blue business models and a transfer of technology from land to sea as well as new insights to handle the ocean’s extreme environment.

Call for Speakers - be part of the Ocean Data Conference

We are looking for passionate and talented speakers to Sweden's first Ocean Data Conference. The content of your presentation should apply to technologies that can be useful in maritime businesses and ocean health and be presented in a non-commercial way. We encourage talks focusing on, but not exclusively, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Data Communication, Data Distribution, Genom Technology, Sensor Technology, Communication Solutions, Energy and Electrification, High Endurance Solutions, Digital Twins, Autonomy and Image Processing.

Challenge us with innovative and surprising ideas!

Read more and submit speaker proposal here >>



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