Galway Statement Implementation – Atlantic Seabed Mapping Workshop



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Galway Statement Implementation – Atlantic Seabed Mapping Workshop
2nd December 2014 – St. George’s Hall, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2




08.15 - 08.30



REGISTRATION


08.30 – 09.30
MC – Peter Heffernan, Chief Executive, Marine Institute, Ireland


SESSION 1: Implementation of Galway Statement : Update and Next

Steps and Scene Setting for Workshop


KEYNOTE: Update on Atlantic Scientific Workshop, May 2013 – developments / progress / challenges

Regional status of strategic vision for seabed mapping/ ocean exploration development in support of industry, protection of the environment, risk & resource management, security, and societal & government benefit.




  • Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine

  • John Bell, Director Bioeconomy DG Research & Innovation

  • Craig McLean, Acting Assistant Administrator for Oceanographic and Atmospheric Research, NOAA

  • Ricardo Serrão Santos, Member of the European Parliament



    1. - 10.45

Chairperson:

Pål Buhl-Mortensen, IMR, Norway)



SESSION 2: Atlantic Seabed Mapping - Status & Direction

Towards a CAN-EU-US Atlantic strategic seabed mapping pilot initiative: highlighting current drivers, approaches, activities, and priorities, and future opportunities, challenges and aspirations.




  • Pål Buhl-Mortensen, IMR, Norway

  • Stephen Locke, Director, Geological Survey of Canada

  • Andy Armstrong, Co-Director, Joint Hydrographic Centre. Centre for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, University of New Hampshire

  • Koen Verbruggen, Director, Geological Survey of Ireland

  • Nuno Lourenço, (IPMA, Portugal)

  • Kaiser Souza, Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação – MCTI, Brazil





10.45 – 11.15



COFFEE BREAK

11.15 – 12.15

Chairperson:

Andy Armstrong

(Joint Hydrographic Centre, USA)




SESSION 3: Progress on Large Scale Seabed Mapping Data Integration

& Exchange Initiatives Overcoming data integration challenges, making data relevant, and accessible



  • Phil Weaver, EMODNET, Seascape Consultant, UK

  • Jennifer Jencks, Manager, National Geophysical Data Centre, NOAA

  • Alan Stevenson, Marine Geology Team Leader, British Geological Survey

  • Stephen Locke, Director, Geological Survey of Canada



12.15 – 13.15

Chairperson:

Phil Weaver (Seascapes Consultants – UK)


SESSION 4: Atlantic Ocean Observation Programmes and

Infrastructure - Status and Direction Current and planned Atlantic Ocean observation and modelling initiatives



  • Randy Gillespie, Director, Centre for Applied Ocean Technology, Memorial University, Newfoundland

  • Penny Holliday, OOI / OSNAP, NOC, UK

  • Colin Devey , Professor, GEOMAR, University of Kiel

  • Pete LaFemina, Penn State, USA and guest scientist at MARUM

  • José Joaquín Hernández-Brito, PLOCAN





13.15 – 14.15



LUNCH


    1. 15:15

Chairperson:

Randy Gillespie, Centre for Applied Ocean Technology, Memorial University, Newfoundland




SESSION 5: Aligning Mapping & Ocean Observation Efforts to deliver

Societal, Environmental, & Industrial Needs across the Atlantic



  • Aurelien Carbonniere, EU & International Affairs, IFREMER

  • Glenn Nolan, Marine Institute, Ireland, Copernicus/Mercator Oceans

  • Rick Hester, Research Platform Manager, NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

  • Stephen Locke, Director, Geological Survey of Canada





15.15 – 16.00



NETWORKING BREAK


16.00 - 17.00

Chairperson:

Peter Heffernan (Marine Institute, Ireland)


SESSION 6: Outcome and Recommendations

Expert Panel Discussion, highlighting key recommendations, actions, and challenges




  • Sieglinde Gruber, Head of Unit, DG Research and Innovation

  • Craig McLean, Acting Assistant Administrator for Oceanographic and Atmospheric Research, NOAA

  • Stephen Locke, (Geological Survey, Canada)

  • Pål Buhl-Mortensen, IMR, Norway)

  • Andy Armstrong, (Joint Hydrographic Centre, USA)

  • Phil Weaver (Seascapes Consultants – UK)

  • Alan Stevenson, Marine Geology Team Leader, British Geological Survey




17:00


WORKSHOP CLOSE



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