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Oceanology International 15th March 2022, copyright photograph Cleaner Ocean Foundation 15th March, all rights reserved    SCI webinar 23 March 2022 @ 4pm Richard Thompson OBE

 

 

Oi 2022 - Now that is one giant ROV, just as you'd expect to see in a James Cameron movie. Click on the picture to see who was exhibiting at Oceanology International at the Excel in London this year.

 

MARCH 23 2022 MARINE LITTER CHALLENGE - This is a webinar organised by SCI (Society Chemical Industries) looking at potential solutions with Professor Richard Thompson OBE of Plymouth University, Institute of Biological and Marine Sciences. The Foundation are keen to hear a senior marine biologist's take on the subject, and chip in, if appropriate.

 

 

 

Oceanology International is a brilliant event for those interested in the latest marine advances    GRIPS - Sustainable plastic research and innovation15th March 2022

 

 

MARCH 15-17 EXCEL, LONDON, OCEANOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 2022 - These events by Reed Exhibitions, are great for connecting with the latest maritime science and technology. Bringing business, academics and governments together under one roof.

 

 

15- 17TH MARCH 2022 - Following on from GRIPS 2021, GRIPS 2022 will showcase research and innovation from the academic and industrial community that make polymers more sustainable. It will bring together companies and individuals to highlight the best of the UK and select international activities which will lead to plastics being less likely to reach landfill, end up incinerated, or become fugitive in the environment.

GRIPS provides a platform to help develop commercial success of these developments and build links within the polymer/plastics supply chain to strengthen the offer to UK and wider international actors in application sectors such as plastic packaging/FMCG, construction, agriculture, textiles, healthcare etc. Each session aims to identify recommendations for immediate action in the plastics value chain. The event will focus on Finding the Future of Plastics & Polymers with 80+ speakers, 50 exhibitors, and 3 days of interactive sessions driven by sector experts with themes on: construction; legislation; agriculture; healthcare; net zero; marine plastics; chemical recycling’ sustainable design; innovation opportunities in global markets; plastic packaging; and more.

The forthcoming Plastics Packaging Tax, extended producer responsibility (EPR) and deposit return schemes being on the near horizon, should have an impact in the UK and worldwide, hence are of great importance.

 

 

    Maritime Electrification Workshop, Strathclyde University 2nd March 2022

 

 

DESIGN INNOVATION NETWORK FEBRUARY 24TH 2022 - UK Innovate (KTN) are launching a Design Innovation Network to stimulate good design in the development process of new technology. Nelson is attending as a conceptual engineer and patentee who understands that products need to be functional with a purposeful appearance, but also need to be efficient in a world where energy is at a premium in climate terms.

 

MARITIME ELECTRIFICATION WORKSHOP MARCH 2ND 2022 - Strathclyde University is host to a webinar on maritime electrification with MarRI and DER-Industrialisation Centre Scotland. This is an opportunity to identify future challenge and engage with others to develop project ideas.

 

 

 

 

9th annual World Ocean Summit - Virtual Week     Horizon Europe - Batteries consortium building event

 

 

1-4 MARCH 2022 ECONOMIST, WORLD OCEAN SUMMIT - This even focuses on six area of the ocean economy, with expert speakers from around the world, contributing to thoughts on solutions: The 9th annual World Ocean Summit will feature six industry tracks focusing on: 1. shipping, 2. fishing, 3. aquaculture, 4. energy, 5. tourism, and 6. plastics. 

 

Speakers will provide reality-checks on how their industries are progressing towards 2030 targets, and what needs to happen next.

High-level plenary sessions will address cross-industry topics including ocean finance, ocean governance, and ocean restoration solutions. Speakers will discuss the finance gap, assess new technologies and highlight successful initiatives that are beginning to make an impact on ocean health.

 

 

8 MARCH 2022 HORIZON EUROPE - This is a Cluster 5 consortium building event for battery technology. The Cleaner Ocean Foundation is interested in helping to future proof transport infrastructure for operators and market investors via the development of a system that allows hydrogen based fuels to work alongside battery technology. This includes lithium battery, hydrogen-battery, methanol-battery, ammonia-battery, know how, and in particular the ability to re-package these chemistries in a standard format, to be compatible with auto vending service stations, along the lines of SmartNet - as a proposed development starting point. One heck of a technical challenge, and an even bigger negotiating exercise for homologation.

Consortium members will be aiming for an infrastructure which companies developing the technology can join and advantage themselves of, just by scaling their systems to fit within standard (Universal) format cartridges, such as to mesh with smart service stations for handling, stock and grid load leveling purposes. This is especially useful for the eventuality of RoboTrucks & RoboTaxis for smart cities.

 

 

 

   

 

 

FEBRUARY 7 2022 WATERBORNE TRANSPORT WORKSHOP - Nelson is booked for a review of seven years of funded R&D and innovation by the European (Commission) Union, with one eye on ZEWT funding under Horizon Europe as the next phase.

 

FEBRUARY 15 2022 HYDROGEN BLENDING STANDARDS - The British Consulate-General Vancouver and the UK Science and Innovation Network in Canada and USA, with Innovate UK KTN, are hosting this Webinar as part of UK-Canada-US knowledge sharing and collaboration building. The event aims to address gaps in codes, standards and regulation for hydrogen and natural gas blending remains an important key to unlocking the low carbon hydrogen opportunity and accelerating decarbonisation. Nelson's immediate interest is in marine renewables, based on green hydrogen production, for COF's Elizabeth Swann and Jules Verne: World Hydrogen Challenge projects.

    

 

Electrolysis Congress, Hamburg 8th March 2022

 

 

FEBRUARY 8TH 2022 - Nelson attended the World Electrolysis Congress event held online from Amsterdam, featuring a seasoned panel of experts and Ankica Kovač Ph.D., MEng. AE. - Assistant Professor, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, as the extremely capable Moderator. There is follow on event in Hamburg on the 8th of February 2022.

 

The Cleaner Ocean Foundation are advocating the introduction of Hydrogen Highways, to help accelerate the move to zero emission transportation, where there are fears that the (at present) stance of governments, to allow the market to lead development, will never achieve an affordable infrastructure, to enable low income families to transition from fossil fuels to electrics. EVs have to be cheap enough that everyone can benefit from electo-mobility. For that to happen, you need a way to reduce the cost of the energy storage medium, such as a Pay As You Drive system.

 

 

 

SeaWork boats commercial marine safety of crew in port and offshore operations 3rd February 2022   DNV Fuel of the Future online conference 11 January 2022

 

 

FEBRUARY 3 2022 GET SET FOR WORKBOAT 2050 - Nelson attended the Transfer & Access: Managing crew transfer safety in offshore energy and port operations - Thursday 3 February 2022, 10:00 - 11:00 UTC. By attending such events and networking, he stays in touch with the latest technology and trends. The Seawork commercial exhibition is set for 22nd June 2022 at Southampton - unfortunately, too soon for COF to exhibit their Elizabeth Swann hydrogen ship.

 

The Commercial Marine Network, in partnership with Seawork and Maritime Journal, introduce Series 2 of ‘Get set for Workboat 2050’. An online conference series of expert panels navigating the waters of decarbonisation compliance and looking at critical aspects of vessel operations and safety in the workboat industry. Series 2 will deliver 5 sessions focused on efficient business operations, optimising fleet performance, and safety in the working environment.

 

JANUARY 11 2022 DNV'S FUEL OF THE FUTURE - Nelson engaged positively in this forward looking event hosted by DNV, to delve into the problems the shipping world faces in squaring up to the enormity of the decarbonisation challenge, a problem where the Cleaner Ocean Foundation is keen to inject ideas for port and fleet operators wherever a third party perspective may assist - Tuesday 11 January 2022, 11:30 - 14:30 GMT.

 

 

 

Green Power Global UK world hydrogen conference online 8th December 2021    Ocean Plastic International Matchmaking

 

 

DECEMBER 13TH 2021 - Nelson attended the World Electrolysis Congress event held online from Amsterdam, featuring a seasoned panel of experts and Ankica Kovač Ph.D., MEng. AE. - Assistant Professor, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, as the extremely capable Moderator. There is follow on event in Hamburg on the 8th of February 2022.

 

The Cleaner Ocean Foundation are advocating the introduction of Hydrogen Highways, to help accelerate the move to zero emission transportation, where there are fears that the (at present) stance of governments, to allow the market to lead development, will never achieve an affordable infrastructure, to enable low income families to transition from fossil fuels to electrics. EVs have to be cheap enough that everyone can benefit from electo-mobility. For that to happen, you need a way to reduce the cost of the energy storage medium, such as a Pay As You Drive system.

 

DECEMBER 8TH 2021 - Nelson attended three of the session on this day, networking using the chat function in Zoom. It was most interesting to hear the different takes on the state of hydrogen supply, storage and infrastructure in the UK. Dealing with blue and green hydrogen, with carbon capture also on the table as part of the near terms solutions. The Cleaner Ocean Foundation is more interested in long-term solution that are sustainable, using renewably generated electricity to make hydrogen via electrolyzers. But, more to the point, providing an infrastructure that is also a load leveling network for the National Grid. What was clear, is that pipelines are being installed as a first stage to building a hydrogen infrastructure. What is also clear, is that we are running out of time, if only the near term solutions are being funded - leaving development of a hydrogen economy out in the cold.

 

DECEMBER 2ND 2021 - Nelson attended this event, networking and making many interesting contacts in the B2B meetings. If anyone is interested in building an international team to clean up ocean plastic, Nelson is keen to join in the fun, by way of steerage. The Cleaner Ocean Foundation can provide IP protection and project guidance for any mass ocean cleanup initiative (on a not for profit basis), provided that eligible costs are met in full. The Foundation cannot afford to carry this project alone any longer, such as to delay other worthwhile projects under development. What was clear from attending this event, is that the policies have not changed, and funding support remains the issue to overcome. That the Foundation does not believe will improve until fish is declared a dangerous (carcinogenic) food, to be ingested with extreme caution. At that point, food security/scarcity may galvanize politicians to action. But judging by COP26, and taking climate change as an example of the lack of cooperation, it is doubtful that plastic build up will ever be confronted and beaten back.

 

 

 

EVENTS & NETWORKING

 

As an Ocean Elder, Nelson Kay attends brokerage and briefing events on behalf of various concerns, in the search for suitable development partners by way of a special projects coordinator. In 2018 he attended Oceanology International in London, European Maritime Day in Bulgaria, a Horizon 2020 event on Food Security and attended another on Robotics in October 2018. He was booked for many more such events, to include European Maritime Day in Lisbon, Portugal. Nelson's other skills are networking and public speaking as part of general project management.

 

In 2019 Nelson attended Ocean Business - National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, April 8 - 10, Our Sustainable Planet - UN Association, Hastings Museum, Sussex, England, September 26 and SYAT - Ship and Yacht Advanced Technology for leisure vessels and port solutions, Grado, Italy, 3-4 October, the Climate, Oceans and Coastal Communities Conference 10 October and the Clean Growth Platform in Lewes, hosted by Brighton University in December 2019.

 

Events for 2020 included Oceanology International in London 17-19 March, and the European Maritime Day in Cork, Ireland 14-15 May.

 

Then is 2020, the advent of Covid 19, changed the landscape of events. Possibly forever. Many geographical events were cancelled due to new laws as to assemblies being illegal. Event organizers got wise, holding virtual events. BrighTalk and Zoom meetings kicked things off. Then Teams meetings, then just about everyone jumped on the bandwagon, including the Financial Times, DNV, and dozens more companies, who realised that there was a lot to gain by organizing an event, including market research and feedback.

 

The United Nations Association - Climate & Oceans: Code Red For Humanity," took place as a virtual event on 23rd September 2021 with over 260 attendees online, Professor Dan Lunt speaking on the IPCC Report.

 

2021 - Let us not forget that Scotland is hosting COP 26 in Glasgow between 1st - 12th November 2021. There are many other events before that.

 

 

 

      

 

 

TUNING IN - As a special project manager, it's important to keep in tune with current thinking, particularly during the transformation to the digital age. Covid 19 was a wake up call to new ways of working from home, so doing away with the need for travel. But you cannot build trucks and ships from home! Only office workers benefit, while networking is far easier at virtual events.

 

 

 

 

António Guterres is the secretary general of the United Nations  Green Deal matchmaking event September 2020, European Commission

 

 

75TH ANNIVERSARY - Congratulations to the United Nations on 75 years of negotiation and monitoring of serious world issues, such as famine, conflict, desertification and climate change. The organization and it's sisters need to keep working for peace and sustainability, against deaf ears. Apparently the prospect of wealth makes many world leaders hard of hearing. UN Secretary General, António Guterres, is seen here giving his keynote speech.

 

TEAM BUILDING - Looking for development partners for suitable calls for zero carbon shipping. September - October 2020. The Green Deal looks interesting, but no calls on point at the moment. Horizon Europe in 2021 is the next big hope. Just how fast can a solar boat be? There is only one way to find out - and time is running out to reverse global warming! During the above event the Foundation floated the concept of Hydrogen Batteries for EVs and aircraft, and a really fast solar powered boat.

 

   

 

  

 

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY - There are some really informative talks with question and answer sessions that you may like to watch. So far, Nelson agrees with the general hope that we are moving toward a cleaner society, but with limited support from Government, who appear content to rely on industry for change - when industry is mostly rooted in oil, and vehicles OEMs are not working with energy suppliers on the infrastructure issue.

 

 

   

 

YOU CANNOT BE TOO SAFE - Covid 19 was a wake up call as to lock downs that reduced international energy consumption and greenhouse gases all at the same time. The pandemic also showed us that if we are working from home using the web, we need better security.

 

 

 

 

 

SPEAKER - Nelson attended the Ocean Symposium in Hasting, giving a presentation of the concept and where it should lead if funding can be achieved for the proposed 12 month stages of a 10 Year Plan. The Mayor of Hastings, Councillor Nigel Sinden, visited the SeaVax stand in the crypt below the hall, pictured here with SeaVax project director Chris Close and cleaner ocean student, Ryan Dusart, who at the age of 10 helped man the display for much of the day speaking about the project with dozens of the visiting public to the event. The Mayor opened the event by welcoming the delegates to Hastings. Councillor Sinden is a solar advocate in his capacity as a leading Councillor for Hastings and Rye, taking quite a shine to the SeaVax solar array. Copyright Photograph © Cleaner Ocean Foundation 22 September 2018.

 

 

 

  

 

 

VERSATILE - Speaking at the marine exposition in Hastings in 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAVOURITE WALKS - This famous view is one of Nelson's much-loved walks. Indeed, he lived in Seaford and then Newhaven for many years. These are the old coastguard cottages, now privately owned, seen from above when walking to the beach from the car park. Who would not want to live with such a beautiful view, the sea winds and waves lapping on the beaches below. Copyright © 18 July 2016, all rights reserved.

 

 

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