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POSTPONED – Understanding the Blue Economy – what it is and why it matters.

June 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

THIS EVENT IS BEING POSTPONED – WHEN WE HAVE A NEW DATE WE WILL UPDATE THE LISTING!

What is the blue economy and why is it important during the energy transition? Join us to hear from David Hume about why the opportunities for innovation in maritime are wide open and the economic impact of it is more important than ever.

About the speaker:

David is a marine energy manager at the Pacific Northwest National Lab supporting the U.S. Department of Energy on R&D for marine renewable energy and maritime decarbonization. He is also the founder of The Liquid Grid, an online knowledge hub at the intersection of ocean technology, energy, and sustainability. His work experience covers numerous sectors within the Blue Economy including: defense, ocean observation, tourism, marine robotics, offshore energy, and fisheries. When he’s not working you can find him in the San Francisco Bay windsurfing. He holds a BS in Marine Engineering Systems from the US Merchant Marine Academy, an MS in ocean engineering systems management from the MIT School of Engineering, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management with a focus on energy and sustainability. He is a US Coast Guard licensed marine engineering officer and a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hume/

Want to learn more about the Blue Economy? Check out these links for more information:

https://maritime-executive.com/blog/a-growing-blue-economy-in-north-america

Enabling conditions for an equitable and sustainable blue economy | Nature

NOAA finalizes strategy to enhance growth of American Blue Economy | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Blue Economy – The Ocean Foundation (oceanfdn.org)

Event is ONLINE and FREE – please register at: https://bluemaritimenwirc.eventbrite.com

Details

Date:
June 17
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://bluemaritimenwirc.eventbrite.com

Organizer

NWIRC

Venue

Zoom