Sustainable Ocean Summit 2010

June 15, 2010 - June 17, 2010
Belfast, Ireland


Thank you for your interest in the Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) – the first international, cross-sectoral ocean sustainability conference for the private sector.

Why the Sustainable Ocean Summit?

With the theme of “Reducing Risk, Increasing Sustainability: Solutions through Collaboration”, the Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) brought together the wide range of industries that use marine space and resources, including shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, ports, mining, insurance, legal issues, renewable offshore energy, tourism, dredging, marine technology and others.

The Sustainable Ocean Summit was an unprecedented gathering of the ocean business community to catalyze the growing interest among ocean businesses for more effective leadership and collaboration in addressing shared ocean environmental challenges and develop the practical programs to develop and implement solutions. For more information on the conference goals and expected outcomes, click here.

Who organized the Sustainable Ocean Summit?

The Sustainable Ocean Summit was organized by the World Ocean Council, in partnership with Golder Associates.

The World Ocean Council (WOC) is the only international business leadership alliance on ocean stewardship. Sustainability leaders from the range of ocean industry companies and association worldwide are distinguishing themselves by becoming WOC Founding Members in 2009/2010.

Golder Associates, an international environment and engineering firm with considerable marine expertise, sees the vision and value of the WOC and encourages other companies to get involved in this new ocean industry leadership alliance.

For a list of the diverse Organizing Committee that engaged in design and development of the SOS, click here.

Who was speaking and attending the SOS?

SOS speakers and participants were primarily be the senior management responsible for environment and sustainability in companies and trade associations representing a wide range of ocean industries. Other ocean stakeholder participants included senior representatives of international organizations, government agencies and non-government organizations.

Click here to access the SOS 2010 Report.


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