MIF
2007

 

 

1ST
EUROPEAN MARITIME RESEARCH POLICY

CONFERENCE
 

Thursday 18 October 2007
Hilton Hotel

Brussels

 

PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS


European Maritime Research Policy is on course

The 1st European Maritime Research Policy Conference, which took place on 18 October in Brussels, attracted a large and high-level audience. This not only underscores the successful efforts of the various European maritime organizations to collaborate at the European level, but it also fits seamlessly into the European Commission’s communication on an Integrated European Maritime Policy which was launched last week.

European Commissioner for Research, Potocnik who delivered the keynote address, expressed his and the Commission’s commitment to align the many EU policies in order to create the framework conditions for the maritime and marine industries to remain global leaders and to contribute not only to the objectives of the Lisbon agenda, but also to a truly integrated European Research Area.

The European Technology Platform (ETP) Waterborne, handed over its third research strategy document titled “Implementation Route Map” to the Commissioner, and launched at the same time the ambitious project of a Maritime Knowledge and Innovation Community, as part of a future European Institute of Technology.

The chairman of the conference, and chairman of the General Assembly of the ETP Waterborne, Govert Hamers, stressed the importance of more transparency and cooperation with the maritime research programmes of the member states. “It is our ambition to become a truly integrated maritime research community of world class and an inspiring example for the young academics who have to make their professional choices” he added.

Niko Wijnolst, co-chairman of the conference, and chairman of the European Network of Maritime Clusters stated that the existing national maritime clusters in many European countries can be important enablers when integrating the members states in the ETP Watreborne initiatives.


Speakers:
Presentations & papers
(pdf format)
 

Janez Potočnik
EU Commissioner Science and Research
 

Waddah Saab
Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Joe Borg
European Commission

 

Nicolas Saverys/Emmanuel de Corte
EXMAR


Rikke Lind
State Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Norway

 

Mogens Schrøder Bech
Head Maritime Research, Danish Maritime Authority

 

Mario Dogliani
Director Corporate Affairs & Communication
RINA SPA

 

 Dr. Stephan Hesselmann (Text)
Head of Division "Maritime Industry"
- IV A 7
Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany

Corrado Antonini
Chairman Italian Federation of the Sea
Chairman Fincantieri

Francis Vallat
Chairman French Maritime Cluster

 

Bernard Anne
Vice-chairman General Assembly Waterborne Technology Platform
Managing Director, Bureau Veritas

Duncan Forbes
Vice-Chairman General Assembly Waterborne Technology Platform
Chairman of EMECRID Technical Working Groups
Executive Vice President, Engineering & Technology – Marine Rolls-Royce

 

Vaughan Pomeroy
UK Maritime Cluster

Yrjö Julin
Chairman CESA
CEO Aker Yards ASA

Pierre Besse
Chairman Support Group, Waterborne Technology Platform

Director Research & Development, Bureau Veritas, Marine Division

Aage Damsgaard
Chairman ECMAR (European Council for Maritime Applied R&D)

Atilla Incecik
Chairman, WEGEMT (European Association of Universities in Marine Technology and related sciences)

Trevor Blakeley  (Text)
Chairman CEMT (Confederation of European Technology Societies)

Michael vom Baur
Senior Vice President, Head of LNG Unit, Aker Yards ASA

 

Ionel Chirica
Professor, University Dunarea de Jos of Galati, Romania
Chaiman of the Romanian WATERBORNE platform


 

Chairmen & Discussion panellists:
 

Govert Hamers
Chairman General Assembly Waterborne Technology Platform
President, IHC Merwede

Niko Wijnolst
Chairman Mirror Group Waterborne Technology Platform
Chairman European Network of Maritime Clusters

 

Jean Trestour
Head of Unit DG TREN/G2
Maritime transport Policy: Internal market, ports, short-sea shipping and inland waterways
European Commission

John Tzoannos
Secretary General, Hellenic Ministry of Mercantile Marine
 

Maurizio D'Amico
D'Amico Società di Navigazione SpA

 

Reinhard Lüken
Secretary General, Community of European Shipyards' Associations (CESA)


Pierre-Armand Thomas
Senior Vice President, Offshore Technologies

 

Willem Laros
Community of European Shipyards' Associations, CESA

 

Arne Hubregtse
President, MARIN

 

Michael Lloyd
Director, AMRI

 

Carl Bennett
Gilmour Research


Dipl.-Ing. Dirk Lehmann
Managing Director
Becker Marine Systems

 

Geoffroy Caude
French Maritime Cluster

 

Luisa Prista
Head of Unit DG RTD H2
European Commission

 

Anna Krzyzanowska
EIB -RSFF
European Commission
 


 

Conference Committee:

 

Govert Hamers
Chairman General Assembly Waterborne Technology Platform
President, IHC Merwede
Conference Co Chairman

Niko Wijnolst
Chairman Mirror Group Waterborne Technology Platform
Chairman European Network of Maritime Clusters
Conference Co Chairman

Pierre Besse
Chairman Support Group, Waterborne Technology Platform
Director Research & Development, Bureau Veritas, Marine Division

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director
Mare Forum


 

INFORMATION
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