Plymouth marine partners on show at international event
8th March 2008
Oceanology International is the world’s premier event for marine
science and ocean technology and will be taking place this year
11-13 March at Excel, London. PMSP will be exhibiting on stand 1012
featuring capabilities and technology developments for Climate
Change, Renewable Energy and Environment, Health and Civil Security
issues. The PMSP display will also feature the South West of
England Regional Development Agency Wave Hub project and the
Peninsula Research Institute for Marine Renewable Energy PRIMaRE,
highlighting leading expertise within the South West region.
Oceanography International (Oi) is the world’s largest meeting
place for the marine science and technology community. The event
will feature a large exhibition hall with international marine
science and technology institutions, suppliers and services, an
agenda setting conference with keynote speakers, a training
programme, visiting vessels berthed only a few metres from the
exhibition hall, product demonstrations from over 500 suppliers
around the globe and offers many networking opportunities.
The PMSP exhibition panel will demonstrate how Plymouth and the
South West are leading nationally and internationally in
researching and developing innovative solutions to the growing
marine environmental challenges we face globally. There will be
examples of research and technological developments helping to
tackle issues of climate change, renewable energy supply and
environmental and health security.
The South West of England Regional Development Agency (SWRDA)
Wave Hub Project Director, Nick Harrington, will be presenting at
the Oceanology International Conference running alongside the
exhibition. Other organisations from the South West including the
Met Office will also be exhibiting.
Professor Laurence Mee, Director of the University of Plymouth’s
Marine Institute, says the
city and region’s combined expertise puts it firmly on the world
map at high profile events
such as this: “PMSP is changing the notion of "joined up thinking"
from a buzzword to a foundation
stone. In current times of rapid change, Plymouth’s contribution to
science, education and
technology is helping to understand, use and maintain the living
sea as a crucial climate
regulator, haven for biodiversity and a source of clean renewable
energy for a more sustainable future.
rofessor Peter Burkill, Chair of the PMSP Board invites anyone
with an interest in the
oceans to visit the PMSP stand."
“The PMSP offers recognised world-class strengths in these areas
which are increasingly topical as concerns develop about climate
change, renewable energy sources and national security of our
planet. Talk to our staff on the PMSP stand and discuss your