ISP54 – Sensing Technologies for Emerging Blue Economy

This one-day networking workshop will bring together relevant cross-sectorial communities to promote and accelerate innovations of sensing technologies in the blue economy areas in the UK.

Event Details


09.30 - 16.15



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The blue economy describes the economic activities associated with the oceans and seas, such as marine fishery industry, seaweeds economy, marine shipping, offshore energy, mining, and other marine resources industries. Following the intensified and extensive onshore economic development, human economic activities are now increasingly expanding into the global oceans. The massive oceans covering 70% of the earth surfaces and its natural resources deposits are still largely under explored.

The blue economy is increasing becoming the last frontier for future economic development of human society. The blue economy is currently estimated to be worth over $1.5 trillion per year globally, provides over 30 million jobs, and provide vital sources of protein to over three billion people globally.

Global oceans also play a vital role in regulate the climate of the world. Therefore, the emerging blue economy also plays a very important role for developing sustainable future economy for human society, hence provide new opportunities for variety of industries including sensing technology industry.

About the event

The 54th Intelligent Sensing Program (ISP54 –Sensing Technologies for Emerging Blue Economy) event is an open, one-day networking workshop, aiming to bring together relevant cross-sectorial communities, (e.g. marine sensors communities and other blue economy related industries, innovators, end-users and other stakeholders) to share knowledge, networking, and partnership development, to stimulate new ideas generation, develop new partnerships, and to help promote and accelerate innovative developments of sensing technologies in blue economy area in the UK.

In this event, we have invited key technology experts from industries, researchers, and innovators to give talks and sharing their expertise & opinions on subjects relating to following thematic topics (event agenda will be published once all speakers are finalised in near future):

  • blue economy market, needs, and opportunities for sensing technologies
  • state of the art sensing technologies for blue economy
  • emerging and novel sensing technologies for blue economy
  • relevant innovation funding opportunities in the UK

The workshop also combines networking sessions in-between presentations and limited exhibition places to enable interested organisations to showcase their relevant technologies or services at the event.


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