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February 4-5, 2020
The Role of Research and Technology in the Changing Ocean Economy


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Oceans have long represented a frontier of opportunity for exploration, scientific understanding, commerce, and trade for the United States. The transformative technologies of the fourth industrial revolution – artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, IoT, biotechnology, advanced materials – are expected to recondition traditional ocean-based industries and enable the growth of new markets prioritizing sustainability. At the nexus of unprecedented environmental change and rapid technology innovation, how should the United States position itself as a leader in the global ocean economy? This meeting of the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable will consider the importance of cross-sector collaboration and the opportunities for U.S. leadership in the context of a changing ocean and a changing ocean economy. 
 


Tuesday, February 4, 2020
 
2:00-3:00 pm GUIRR Executive Committee Meeting (closed session) - NAS Board Room
   
3:00-5:00 pm GUIRR Council Meeting (closed session) - NAS Board Room
   
5:00-6:30 pm Networking Mixer - NAS West Court
   

6:30-8:30 pm

 

Dinner and Keynote Address - NAS Great Hall

  • Moderator: Laurie Leshin, GUIRR University Co-Chair and President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute
   
   
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
 
8:00-8:15 am 

Welcome Remarks - NAS Lecture Room

  • Al Grasso, GUIRR Industry Co-Chair and Past President and CEO of MITRE Corporation
   
8:15-9:00 am 

Emerging Opportunities for the Growth of the U.S. Ocean Economy

   
9:00-9:45 am 

Science of a Changing Ocean

   
9:45-10:15 am Networking break
   
10:15-11:30 am Innovation in Traditional and Emerging Marine Industries
   
11:30 am-12:30 pm The Changing Research Environment of the Arctic
   
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
   
1:30-2:45 pm Transformation of Coastal Zones and the Smart Ocean City
   
2:45-3:00 pm GUIRR Activity Updates
Webinars and Federal Demonstration Partnership
 
    
3:00 pm
       
Adjourn
 

 
 

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