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Atlantic stakeholder platform conference: Presentation / Outcomes

29 October 2015 - Brest, France

Welcome Addresses

  • François Cuillandre, President of Brest Métropole, Mayor of Brest (FR) [PDF fr]
  • Alain Cadec (video message), Member of the European Parliament (FR)
  • Alain Vidalies, Secretary of State for Transport, Sea and Fisheries, attached to the Minister for Ecology,
    Sustainable Development and Energy (FR) [PDF fr]
  • Aurore Maillet, DG MARE (delivery of Commissioner’s Karmenu Vella speech) – the speech of Commissioner Karmenu Vella is available here

Plenary Opening Session

THE ATLANTIC STRATEGY THROUGH THE KEY ACTORS IN ITS IMPLEMENTATION: States, Regions and socio-economic actors

Representatives of Member States

  • Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (UK)
  • João Fonseca Ribeiro, Directorate General for Maritime Policy (PT)

Jerry Lundy, Committee of the Regions
Inma Valencia, Presidency of the CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission
Michel Hortolan, Atlantic Transnational Network (RTA-ATN)

FIRST ROUND OF FOUR PARALLEL WORKSHOP SESSIONS

LEGAL ISSUES - WORKSHOP 1.A.: Access to the sea: a development stake for both, companies and territories, benchmark on legislative aspects and possible levers to facilitate the implementation of these projects

Workshop organiser:

  • Investir en Finistère (FR)

Speakers:

  • Thomas Fortin, Société d’Aménagement du Finistère (FR)
  • Seán Ó Coisdealbha, Údarás na Gaeltachta (IE) [PDF en]
  • Helena Abreu, ALGAplus, Lda (PT) [PDF en]
  • Fernando António Pereira Gonçalves, Portuguese Aquaculture (PT) [PDF en]
  • Farmers Association (PT)

SUSTAINABILITY AND PRESERVATION - WORKSHOP 1.B.: Developing conservation management regimes in the Channel to support the sustainable use of the seas

Workshop organiser:

  • JNCC (Joint Nature Conservation Committee) (UK) [PDF en]

Speakers:

  • Declan Tobin, JNCC (Joint Nature Conservation Committee) (UK)
  • Ollie Payne, JNCC (Joint Nature Conservation Committee) (UK)

ATLANTIC SAFETY - WORKSHOP 1.C.: Climate change: Thoughts on the opportunity to develop an action plan for the improvement of defence equipment against erosion in ports facilities

Workshop organiser:

  • Association des Ports Locaux de la Manche (FR)

Speakers:

  • Anne-Sophie Poirot, Conseil départemental du Finistère (FR) [PDF fr]
  • João Dias, University of Aveiro (PT) [PDF en]
  • Adam Littlejohn, Royal National Lifeboat Institution (UK) [Prezi en]
  • Aline Chever, Conseil départemental du Finistère (FR) [PDF fr]

ATLANTIC COOPERATION - WORKSHOP 1.D.: Open innovation and the Atlantic Maritime Strategy: how can we move from competition to cooperation?

Workshop organisers:

  • Liverpool John Moores University and Mersey Maritime Partnership (UK)
  • Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique (FR)
  • Marine South East Ltd (UK)

Speakers:

  • Ian Jenkinson, Liverpool John Moores University (UK)
  • Jonathan Williams, Marine South East (UK) [PDF en]
  • Phil Monbet, Pole Mer Bretagne and French Research Institute for Marine Renewable Energies (FR) [PDF en]

Participating in the stakeholder panel:

  • Cristina Quelle, Campus do Mar (ES)
  • Carla Domingues, Forum OCEANO (PT)
  • Chris Shirling-Rooke, Mersey Maritime (UK)

SECOND ROUND OF FOUR PARALLEL WORKSHOP SESSIONS

OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY AND SOCIAL FACTOR - WORKSHOP 2.A.: An evaluation of offshore renewable energy, its trade, externalities and their impact on stakeholders

Workshop organiser:

  • National University of Ireland (IE)

Speakers:

  • Tom van Rensburg, National University of Ireland (IE)
  • Noreen Brennan, National University of Ireland (IE)
  • Hugh Kelley, Oxford Brookes University (UK)
  • Anne Marie O’ Hagan, University of Cork (IE)

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION - WORKSHOP 2.B.: Maximising the value of marine bioresources - the future role of marine biotechnology in the Atlantic area

Workshop organiser:

  • Marine Institute (IE)

Speakers:

  • Alice Stack, Marigot Ltd (IE) [PDF en]
  • Charlie Bavington, Glycomar Ltd (UK) [PDF en]
  • Dermot Hurst, Marine Institute (IE) [PDF en]
  • Jacques Fuchs, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of European Commission [PDF en]

ATLANTIC SAFETY - WORKSHOP 2.C.: Human factor: the key element of maritime accidents

Workshop organisers:

  • Innovation maritime, Institut Maritime du Québec (CA)
  • Universidad de Cadiz (ES)

Speakers:

  • Sylvain Lafrance, Innovation Maritime, Institut Maritime du Québec (CA)
  • José M. Mestre, Universidad de Cadiz (ES)
  • Jose R Cordon, Universidad de Cadiz and SASEMAR (ES) [PDF en]
  • Alain Richard, Innovation maritime (CA) [PDF en]
  • Diane B. Boivin, Institut universitaire en santé mentale Douglas / Université McGill (CA)
  • Michel Fortin, Corporation des pilotes du Saint-Laurent central (CA) [PDF en fr]

SUSTAINABILITY AND PRESERVATION - WORKSHOP 2.D.: Mapping and assessment of ecosystem and ecosystem services in the Atlantic Area

Workshop organisers:

  • Université de Brest (FR)
  • Plymouth University (UK)
  • Agence des Aires Marines Protégées (FR) [PDF en]

Speakers:

  • Denis Bailly, Université de Brest (FR) [PDF fr]
  • Sebastian Villasante, University of Santiago de Compostella (ES) [PDF en]
  • Nicola Beaumont, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK) [PDF en]

PRESENTATION OF WORKSHOP SESSIONS OUTCOMES

QUEBEC’S MARITIME STRATEGY: NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR COOPERATION IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION:

  • Georges Farrah, Secretary General for Maritime Affairs for the Government of Quebec (CA). Speech [PDF fr], access video here (Maritime Strategy of Quebec)

BUILDING SUCCESSFUL COOPERATION PROJECTS FOR THE ATLANTIC ACTION PLAN:
Panel of representatives of funding instruments

  • Pierre Karleskind, Bretagne Operational Programme (FR)
  • Jacques Fuchs, Directorate-General for Researchand Innovation of European Commission
  • Mario Aymerich, European Investment Bank

CLOSING STATEMENTS:

  • Marcella Smyth, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (IE) [PDF en]
  • Claude Wohrer, General Secretariat of the Sea (FR) [PDF fr]

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