2019 BlueWeek

More than ever, climate changes urge us to take actions. The maritime industry is conscious today of its responsibility. Each industry, each activity had its part in climate change, but looking backward will not help building the future. Our responsibility today is to change course towards sustainable activities and our sector offers an ocean of possibilities. Renewable energy from the  oceans can be applied in nearly all countries, in the form of floating wind turbines, tidal current and wave energy, floating solar or thermal energy. Hydrogen or other smart energy carriers can provide an answer for local storage and distribution, but also for zero emission shipping in combination with electric engine. Smart use of natural resources such as sun, wind or waves, can propel our ships as well, in a modern and efficient way! We still have much to do to design and improve the systems, adapt the infrastructures, gain in efficiency and profitability. We must also make this effort visible, dare to share responsibilities, risks and investment. This new voyage is necessary and will worth the effort. The destination we are aiming for is zero emission ocean energy & maritime transport, new sustainable activities at sea, keeping being inspired by the wonder of nature and protect it.

If you want to tackle actively climate change, spark blue innovation and be part of an optimistic future, join us in Paris!

Paris, France
27-29 May 2019