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          • 2nd International Symposium "Innovation & Cooperation for Blue Growth"

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            Being aware that a sustainable use of the Ocean is one of the main challenges of the 21st century and requires strengthened cooperation at all levels, some 20 maritime territories created the “Maritime Innovative Territories  International Network” (MITIN) in July 2012.

            MITIN rationale is to mobilize expertise in order to contribute to the implementation of a new maritime economy. A better understanding of the ocean will enable a sustainable use of its resources to address the main global challenges: food, environment, energy and development.
            The Network organized its 1st symposium in Qingdao in October 2013. Entitled “Innovation & Blue Growth”, this event gathered among the best experts from the scientific, economic and public spheres including international organizations – the IOC of UNESCO, the Convention for Biological Diversity, the World Bank – to identify concrete actions on two pillars of the Blue Growth strategies: oceanography and marine bio-resources.

            The second edition of the MITIN symposium will be held in Brest on October 13th 2014, in the framework of the international week of science and marine technology "Sea Tech Week".
            This edition is organized under the motto: "Innovation, Cooperation and Blue Growth". It aims at creating synergies between initiatives carried out by MITIN members and partners, international organizations, scientific and interest networks to increase their respective impacts. Building on the results of the 2013 edition, two domains will be more particularly analysed: the applications of biotechnologies and operational oceanography. Future cooperation actions will be discussed during the conclusion session of the symposium.
            Moreover, in addition to the Network symposium, conferences, workshops and booths are organized during the week. They constitute as many opportunities for the participants to pursue their exchanges on topics of interest for the Network: energy and marine renewable energies, underwater and extreme environments, use and preservation of bio-marine resources, ocean observation and cartography among others.

            Thus, over one week, MITIN members and partners will benefit from a concentration of expertise to develop projects and to set up the action plans of the network for the 2014-2015 time lapses.
            Sustainable development of the Ocean requires a strong cooperation between scientific, economic and public stakeholders, from the local level to the international level. These are the objectives of the 2nd MITIN symposium and of the Sea Tech Week as a whole.

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            Programm and abstracts

            Opening session

            The opening session of the 2nd international MITIN Symposium aims at reminding MITIN rationale and depicting the international Blue Growth contexts, policies, programs and stakes.

            • Mr. Pierre KARLESKIND, President of the Technopole Brest-Iroise, Vice President of Brest métropole océane and Vice President of the Brittany region – France
              Introduction to MITIN rationale in current international context.

            • Dr. Albert FISCHER, Head, Ocean Observations and Services section, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO; Paris – France
              Key note speech- Main UNESCO/ IOC programs, their role and place in UN Blue Growth policy. [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Mr. Randall BRUMMETT, Senior Aquaculture Specialist, World Bank; Washington; USA
              Funding programs of the «Blue Economy» [ABSTRACT]

            • Prof. Denis BAILLY, Economist, University -IUEM and Nina LE BARS; Brest métropole océane – France
              Blue Economy: challenges for maritime territories [ABSTRACT]

            • Prof. Federico FODERS, Professor at the Kiel Institute of the World Economy; Kiel- Germany
              Blue Economy in the World Economy [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Dr. Dessy BERLIANTY from Institute for Marine Research and Observation (IMRO-SEACORM), Indonesian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Affairs; Bali-Indonesia
              Context and Blue Growth strategies in Indonesia and East Asia [ABSTRACT]

            • Mrs. Zaira Ochoa VALDIVIA, Vice secretary, Minister of environment of the state of Veracruz –Mexico
              Federal and national Blue Growth policies - stakes & perspectives [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            Marine biotechnologies

            The 1st MITIN symposium organized a year ago in Qingdao underlined the vital importance of marine bio-resources. Coastal population relies upon its exploitation. As human needs are continuously increasing and fish stocks are continuously decreasing, are there new, innovative and sustainable solutions to focus our efforts? What collective action could speed up their development and their adoption? Which socio-economic model would ensure sustainable benefit for coastal populations?
            These questions will be discussed during the workshops dealing with marine bio-resources, starting from international, national and local initiatives described by members or associated members of the network

            Workshop 1: cross views on marine biotechnologies development perspectives

            European analyses and perspectives

            • Dr. Ilaria NARDELLO, National University of Ireland (NUIG) , Galway, Ireland.
              Opportunities of the blue biotechnologies in Europe/ Atlantic area; Industry-university relationship for research, development and innovation [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            France/Brittany : analysis of the seaweed exploitation sector

            • Dr. Pi NYVALL COLLEN, Scientific director, Olmix, Guidel, France.
              Industrial perspectives; seaweed products for agriculture and food security; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Dr. Johannes F. IMHOFF, GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany.
              Bio-mining the ocean´s microbial biodiversity for new natural products; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Dr. William WILSON, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom.
              Contributions from the ABT partners; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            American analyses and perspectives

            • Dr Arturo SERRANO, Director of the school of biology & aquaculture, university of Veracruz, Mexico
              Biotechnologies to preserve marine biodiversity in the Gulf of Mexico; [ABSTRACT]

            Asian analyses and perspectives

            • Prof. Tao Jiang, Key Laboratory of Marine Drugs, Chinese Ministry of Education, School of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
              Medical and health applications of seaweed; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Mrs Yi YANG (IUEM-UBO), Prof. Liu SHUGUANG, Prof. Jean BONCOEUR, Ocean University of China.
              Economic and Social Impact of Green Tide: Preliminary Findings based on the Field Survey along the Coastal Zones of Yellow Sea, China; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Prof. Mochammad AMIN ALAMSHJAH, Rector of the University of AIRLANGA – East Java, Indonesian
              Sustainable exploitation of marine bio-resources in Indonesia and East Java; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Intervention of Damien PERISSE, Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions

            Workshop 2: Seaweed cultivation, harvesting and valorization

            • Mr. Randall BRUMMETT; Senior Aquaculture Specialist, World Bank; Washington; USA.
              Key note speech;

            Asian context – programs and projects

            • Pr. Daniel Mohammad ROSYID, Expert in Marine and Fisheries (Professor - ITS Surabaya & Head of Fisheries Association of Indonesia &  Mr. Benny SAMPIRWANTO, East Java Government
              Traditional exploitation of algal biomass in East Java and the Traditional Maritime Center - Enhancing economic conditions of coastal populations;

            • Prof. MAO, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China.
              Perspectives of Blue Technologies in China;

            American context – programs and projects

            • Dr. Eric TAMIGNEAUX, School of fisheries and aquaculture of Québec, Merinov and Laval University, Québec (Canada)
              Portrait of seaweed resources and industry in Québec (Canada). [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]


            Workshop 3: Sustainable aquaculture and fisheries

            • Dr. Chantal CAHU, scientific director at IFREMER Brest, France
              Research for supporting aquaculture in France; [ABSTRACT]

            • Dr. Nguyen VAN NGUYEN, Deputy director of Research Institute For Marine Fisheries (RIMF), Haiphong, Vietnam
              Seaweed cultivation for sustainable aquaculture & coastal economies; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Prof. Roberto MAYERLE, Head of Research and Technology Centre, Kiel University, Germany
              Information system of Coastal Cage Aquaculture; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Dr. Ketut SUGAMA, Research & Development Center for Aquaculture, Agency for Marine Research and Development of Indonesia
              Recent advancements in Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture in Indonesia; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Dr. Matthew SLATER, Head of Department Marine Aquaculture, Institute for Marine Resources (IMARE); Germany
              Integration of marine micro-organisms into existing Aquaculture units and use cases; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Dr. Hervé DEMAIS, veterinary nutritionist, BioVet-Conseil, France
              Seaweed application project to shrimps farming in Vietnam; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Dr. Georgina DAVIES SALA, director of the institutional coordination, secretary of environment of the Chubut province, Argentina
              Sustainable aquaculture in the Argentines Blue Development Plan (“Pampa Azul”); [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            Operational oceanography

            As underlined by the 1st MITIN symposium in Qingdao, getting continuous data on ocean physics and biochemistry is fundamental to understand the ocean, its link to global change and its impact on coastal activities. Likewise, it is necessary to understand the inverse impact of coastal activities on the ocean.

            Despite these facts, it is still a challenge to mobilize decision makers and to raise funds to develop GOOS and COOS. In particular, investing in “Coastal Ocean Observing Systems”(COOS) raises a lot of questions for many maritime regions and countries:

            • On which techniques to invest in priority?

            • How to organize the many actors involved in coos and to reuse the many existing databases?

            • Which economic model to ensure the installation and maintenance of coos on the long run?

            • How to train the staff?

            • How to coordinate the concurrent initiatives launched by scientists, regional/ national authorities, private companies?

            • How GOOS can fund and integrate the link to COOS?

            During the 1st MITIN Symposium, it was decided to define or sustain pilot collaborative actions to facilitate the transfer of know-how, knowledge and technologies from the most advanced initiatives to those countries just initiating a COOS and GOOS strategy.

            The second MITIN Symposium will start from these initiatives to analyze existing barriers and possible solutions through multipartite cooperation. Finally, the session will underline the status and the convergence needs between Global and Coastal Observation to understand and forecast global changes and their impacts on coastal zones.

            Workshop 1: Operational oceanography around the world

            International programs and initiatives
            • Dr. Albert FISCHER, Head, Ocean Observations and Services section, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
              Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) status and regional alliances; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Mr. Mathieu BELBEOCH, Argo coordinator, Head,  JCOMMOPS (IOC/UNESCO-WMO)
              Increasing ocean observation, international and regional capacities (Action plan 2014-2016); [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            American initiatives

            • Dr. Porfirio ALVAREZ, Mexican Polytechnic Institute / Consortium GOM-CIIMAR
              US-Mexican cooperation for a coordinated management of the Gulf of Mexico; MexiCoos as next step; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Mr. Joël PENSAMIENTO, Oceanographic Research Center of the Mexican Navy Secretary (CONACIO).
              Mexican Action plan for coastal zone management; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Mr. Roberto GOMEZ, Dr. Gunnar TIETZE, Thomas HELZEL, Helzel Messtechnik GmbH / GeoTopic,  Germany
              Application of ocean radars for coastal zone risk management: tsunami detection, forecast of dangerous currents & waves, search & rescue, with examples in Chile
                [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Dr. Cedric CHAVANNE, UQAR/ISMER, Québec, Canada.
              Real-time monitoring of surface currents and waves in the St. Lawrence estuary; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            European initiatives

            • Pr. Philip P.E. WEAVER, Managing Director; Seascape Consultants Ltd
              Distributed Information systems – EMODNET models and results; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            Asian initiatives

            • Dr. Tran Dinh LAN, Director General of IMER, Vietnam
              Progress in Vietnam and new projects in the Bay of Ha Long; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Mrs. Beatrice CORNIC, Director of Espace Pur
              Managing coastal erosion- Examples in Baria Vung Tau [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            Workshop 2: Pilot actions/barriers and possible ways to progress

            •  Dr. Patrick FARCY, Scientific direction of Ifremer, coordinator of the EU project JERICO Brest, France.
              The European projects JERICO, JERICO 2 from national initiatives to EU and international cooperation for designing COOS; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Dr. Sylvie POULIQUEN (Ifremer, Brest), Pr. Martin VISBECK (IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel), & Dr.Pierre-Yves LE TRAON (Ifremer, Brest)
              The EU project ATLANTOS Linking GOOS and COOS – pilot actions; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Dr. Francisco MENDIETA, Director of the Mexican Space Agency & representative of CONABIO (inter-ministerial agency for management of biodiversity)
              Space observation for marine biodiversity and coastal habitats – Integration of space and coastal radars techniques as part of COOS strategies in Mexico;

            • Dr. Carlos TORRES NAVARETTE, Mexican Coordinador of the IODE Program & Oceanographic Data Center (CENDO).
              Distributed Information systems – How getting best benefit of the multiple databases maintained by multiple data providers? The Mexican Experience; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Mr. Philippe GASPAR, scientific director, CLS /Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Affairs, Indonesia
              The project “INDESO” technical and operational approach; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            • Dr. Simone COSOLI, OGS Italian Institute of Oceanography & Geophysics, Trieste-Italy
              Combining space, terrestrial and in situ techniques in operational oceanography – application to early detection of natural hazards;

            • Mrs. Marie-Anne MORTELETTE, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs – National focal point for GPO
              A new form of cooperation to scale up financial schemes for pilot projects – first results & perspectives;

            • Dr. Florence CORONER, IFREMER, representative of JPI Ocean.
              New cooperation and funding strategies for European programs;

            • Mr. Steffen Cole Brandstrup HANSEN; Project manager -Global Environmental Facility (GEF),
              The GEF through funded projects examples and future orientations;

            • Mr. Martin KRAMP, Ship Coordinator, JCOMMOPS (IOC/UNESCO-WMO), France
              Ocean observing systems: Public, scientific & private partnerships;

            •  Dr. Vincent KERBAOL, Director of CLS “Synthetic Aperture Radar” division, France.
              Space radar technologies for oil spills management, sea status and illegal fisheries- VIGISAT scientific, public, private partnership;
            • Mr. Björn RÖHLICH, SevenCs, Hamburg – Germany
              Technology spin-off: innovation to support coastal zones management;
            •  Mr. Jérôme PAILLET, oceanography project manager- French Marine Protected Areas Agency, Brest- France.
              Role of MPA in COOS strategies- how MPA can support the need for selection, validation and integration of techniques;
            • Mr. Joël PENSAMIENTO, oceanographic research center of the Mexican Navy secretary, Dr. Francisco MENDIETA, Mexican Space Agency & r. Porfirio ALVAREZ, GOM-CIIMAR, Mexico.
              Setting up qualified consortia (national & multinational) to develop & maintain operation
            • Mr. Claude TREMBLAY, Director General Manager of the Global Observatory of the Saint Laurent, Rimouski - Québec
              OGSL, a collaborative initiative for collecting & managing environmental data-technical & business models;

            • Dr. Francisco CAMPUZANO & Dr. Ramiro NEVEZ, Maretec, Technology University of Lisbon - Portugal
              The MOHID system – An integrated ocean/land modeling system with users worldwide; [ABSTRACT] [PRESENTATION]

            Closing session

            The last session aims at presenting the main results of the Symposium and the MITIN action plan 2015 MITIN as produced by the discussion session on 14th morning.

            • Introduction by Mr. Eric Vandenbroucke, director of the Technopole Brest-Iroise, introduction to the session
            • General synthesis session 1 by Dr. Tamigneaux (biologic station of Roscoff), Prof. Roberto Mayerle (Kiel university) and Prof. Federico Foders
              (Kiel institute of the world economy)
            • General synthesis session 2 by Dr. Porfrio Alvarez (Mexican Polytechnic Institute, GOM-CIIMAR) and Prof. Denis Bailly (economist, prof. at IUEM)
            • Action plan 2015 by Mrs. Fabienne Vallée, Technopole Brest Iroise with contributions of the participants 
            • Conclusion by Mr. Pierre Karleskind, President of the Technopole, VP of Brest métropole & VP of Brittany region