Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Agenda for 2nd Annual Maritime Summit - Gloucester, MA at Cruiseport Gloucester Feb 7

The AGENDA is now available for the 2nd Annual Maritime Summit, Feb 7th at Cruiseport Gloucester, and is attached to this email.  Please join us, …and welcome if you have already registered!    

You will find a line-up of extraordinary and diverse presentations throughout the day.  We are also excited to bring you exhibits of robotics, oceanographic equipment, and research vessels at the dock.

With 80 participants signed up, registration will close when we reach 100.
Registration will be available until we reach capacity:

City Hall Three Pond Road Gloucester, MA 01930
TEL 978-282-8017
FAX 978-281-9779

Innovations in the Maritime Economy
Gloucester, MA 

February 7, 2013
At Cruiseport, Gloucester

8:00 Registration, Exhibits open & coffee

9:00 Welcome to the New Port Economy Mayor Carolyn Kirk

9:15 Green Chemistry & Biomimicry: the next generation of opportunity
Dr. John Warner, Founder
The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

10:00 Innovation in Action – Snapshots from the Working Port
Mortillaro Lobster Cruiseport Gloucester
Cape Ann Seafood Exchange UMass Large Pelagics Center

Ocean Alliance Maritime Gloucester

11:15 Break to Exhibits

Monte Rome, Principal
Vince Mortillaro, Principal
Sheree DeLorenzo, Principal
Chris Duffey, Manager
Steve Goodwin, Dean
UMass College of Natural Sciences Iain Kerr, CEO
Tom Balf, Executive Director

11:45 Lunch
Lunch Speaker:
Dr. J. Ru Morrison - Executive Director
Northeastern Regional Association
of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS)

1:00 Maritime Growth Opportunities

1:00 Diversified Fisheries – Current Adaptations and Innovation

Gloucester: Sustainable Innovation at the Ocean’s Edge

Ann Molloy, President, Neptune’s Harvest
Niaz Dorry, Coordinating Director, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance Steve Aldrich, Managing Director, Rabican Companies

1:30 Dynamic Areas of Ocean Sciences Aquaculture in the Gulf of Maine
Dr. Richard Langan, Atlantic Marine Aquaculture Center
Modeling fluctuating currents to minimize bycatch - NOAA
Dr. John Hoey, Director, Northeast Cooperative Research Program Dr. Jon Hare, Director, NOAA Fisheries Laboratory, Narragansett

2:00 Technologies of the New Maritime Economy
Dr. Iain Kerr, CEO, Ocean Alliance
Dr. Andrew Bennet, Associate Professor of Engineering, Olin College Dr. David Barrett, Associate Professor of Engineering, Olin College

2:30 Mapping the New Maritime Economy in the Northeast Region
Tom Balf, Director, Maritime Gloucester
Gregg Cademartori, Planning Director, City of Gloucester

3:00 Catalysts for Growth
Group discussion, Facilitated by Sarah Garcia, Director, Harbor Planning 

4:00 Reception cash bar 

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