Sustainable maritime innovation at blueweek



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MARIN is organising the next edition of BlueWeek, the first platform focusing exclusively on sustainable maritime innovation and providing a link between industry, authorities and research institutes and universities.


May 27-29, ENGIE will host the 2019 edition in its headquarters in La Defense, Paris.

This edition of BlueWeek will focus on Ocean Energy, BLueLife, Natural Solutions, Natural Propulsion & Zero emission shipping.


Sustainable energy, biomass and protein demand will rise at a tremendous pace. The Ocean gives us the opportunity to tackle this challenge. The Ocean energy seminar will cover the renewable offshore energy and aquaculture assets, as well as the energy storage and distribution. Floating wind, floating solar, waves and tidal energy devices, innovative aquaculture concepts on fish farms and seaweed will be presented. 


Since the ocean space is limited,  synergy between several activities is needed. The ocean space will be exposed to multi-use and collocation of offshore assets. Multi-use of ocean space comprises many aspects of which safety, ecology, sustainability and co-existence of operations in the same ocean space are the key aspects in this seminar. In this session several multi-use concepts are demonstrated and particularly the wide variety of fields associated to multi-use applications are reflected in this seminar. 


This session deals with Biomimetic or “Solutions from Nature”. It intends to have a broad scope this year: from innovative bio-inspired propulsion solutions for under water robots to micro structure, penguin like, aircoating techniques or biological batteries. We aim for a mix of contributions from academia and commercial institutions to set the innovations of the future. 


The Natural Propulsion seminar will showcase projects and research that use natural resources for the propulsion of ships. Traditionally, there is a strong representation of projects on wind assisted ship propulsion, but it will also include potentially wave and solar energy among others.


For the first year, the BlueWeek will host several presentations on zero emission vessels or zero emission technology for propulsion. Such theme will become integral part of our programme for the 2020 edition, as it is ultimately the goal we need to reach

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