Maritime UK SW Clean Maritime Summit

Maritime UK SW are planning a Clean Maritime Summit on Friday 18th June to bring together ports, harbours, marinas, manufacturers, research, government and end users with the aim building a roadmap to achieve net zero in the South West ocean economy.

The event will build on a recent series of events held by Maritime UK SW and partners around clean maritime and the current £20M Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition https://www.maritimeuk.org/priorities/environment/clean-maritime-demonstration-competition/.

The Clean Maritime Summit will host sector experts to present the challenges and opportunities for different parts of the SW ocean economy to decarbonise and design a regional roadmap.

Prof Chris Smith, Director of Centre for Future Clean Mobility at University of Exeter and Chair of the Maritime UK SW Special Interest Group on Clean Maritime said, “The South West of the UK is home to some world class innovative businesses operating in clean maritime. We have an excellent opportunity if we act together to become a pioneer of clean maritime technologies in the maritime space, cleaning our marine environment and creating a high productivity sector which will also act as anchor to drive investment into the regional economy”.

The event is being held in partnership with the Green Tech Boat Show on the 19th and 20th of June https://www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/events/green-tech-boat-show/  which is specifically designed for boat owners wishing to make the switch to greener options, and prospective owners who’d like to start their boating journey in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

The event will have limited numbers so will be by invite only. Those interested in being kept informed on this agenda and the event should write to enquiries@maritimeuksw.org. A larger event with open invitations is planned once Covid restrictions allow.