Maritime Affairs

Atlantic Forum workshop - Horta

Atlantic Forum workshop - Horta

Atlantic Forum workshop - Horta

Coastal and deep sea natural resources

Date: 21/09/2012

Place: Sociedade Amore da Patria, Horta, Faial Island, Azores, Portugal


Friday 21 September
08:00-09:00 Registration of participants

Opening Plenary Session

Mr Manuel Pinto de Abreu, State Secretary of the Sea, Portugal 
Mrs Maria do Céu Patrão Neves, Member of the European Parliament
Mr Matthew King, European Commission
Regional Government of Azores

09:30-11.00 Theme 1 - Coastal and Deep Sea Natural Resources knowledge

Rapporteur: Dr. Nuno Lourenço, (Portuguese Institute for Ocean and Atmosphere)

  • Deep Sea Biology
    Ricardo Serrão Santos (Universidade dos Açores)
  • Coastal Realm
    Stephen J. Hawkins (Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton) – UK
  • Legal and economic consequences of the extension of maritime jurisdiction: the case of the Portuguese Extension of the Continental Shelf Program
    Marta Chantal (Faculty of Law, University of Porto)
  Theme 1 Discussion with all participants
11:00-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-12:30 Parallel Sessions
Parallel Session A

Theme 2 – Mineral resources – Exploration and Exploitation


Rapporteur:  Sven Petersen (Leibniz - Institute for Marine Sciences  IFM – GEOMAR)

  • Deep Sea mineral exploration and exploitation (polymetallics sulfits)
    Samantha Smith (Nautilus Minerals, Inc)
  • Exploration of polymetallics nodules - Iron Manganese Crust
    David Heydon (Deep Green Resources INC.)
  Theme 2 Discussion with all participants
Parallel Session B Theme 3 - Bio Resources – Exploration and Exploitation

Rapporteur: Helder Silva, (University of Azores)

  • Biotec potential
    Patricia Calado – (Bioalvo)
  • Biotec and medicine
    Simon Munt (PharmaMar)
  • Algae and bacteria as sources of chemicals, food and energy 
    Patrice Garnier (Fermetalg)
  Theme 3 Discussion with all participants
12:30-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:25 Parallel Sessions
Parallel Session C

Theme 4 - Research and Technology


Rapporteur: Koen Verbruggen (Geological Survey of Ireland)

  • A marine research & development strategy for the Atlantic
    (SEAS-ERA net program) – Geoffrey O'Sullivan – (Marine Institute Organization)
  • Making technology work for deep sea exploration and exploitation
    Jan-Stefan Fritz (KDM)
  • Multi-instrumental observation development for exploration and exploitation of deep sea ocean resources
    José Joaquín Hernández Brito (Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias)
  Theme 4 Discussion with all participants
Parallel Session D Theme 5 - Access and Preservation

Rapporteur: Ramon van Barneveld, European Commission

  • Non-monetary value of marine biodiversity
    Michel Kaiser (School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University)
  • Nagoya Treaty implementation in the EU marine area
    Maria Ana Martins (EMEPC)
  Theme 5 Discussion with all participants
15:25-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-16:30 Parallel Sessions' Wrap-up
Rapporteurs  2, 3, 4, 5
16:30-17:30 Theme 6 - Support to innovation and Entrepreneurship (Info Desk open throughout the event)

Rapporteur: Mario Aymerich (European Investment Bank)

  • Maritime research in Horizon 2020, The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)
    Ana Teresa Caetano, European Commission
  • European Commission Support measures at national level
    Fernando Redondo Rodríguez (President of “ Consejo Económico y Social de Canarias”)
  • The Strategic Importance of Marine Resources – Implication of industry
    Miguel Marques (Price WaterhouseCoopers)

Theme 6 Discussion with all participants


Closing Session

Mr João Fonseca Ribeiro – Director-General for Maritime Policy in Portugal
Mr - Matthew King – European Commission
Regional Government of the Azores


Presentation - IE-UK under-water - Marine expedition to Moytirra 
Andy Wheeler (University College, Cork