World Ocean Summit
Monday 27 February 2023 - Wednesday 1 March 2023
: Lisbon, Portugal
The World Ocean Summit is an Economist Impact’s World Ocean Initiative to foster a global conversation on the greatest challenges facing the seas, inspiring bold thinking, new partnerships, and the most effective action to build a sustainable ocean economy.
It is an annual global event bringing together the widest cross-section of the ocean community from business and finance to governments, national and international policy-makers, civil society and academia. Economist Impact will celebrate the 10th anniversary with the return to a physical event in Lisbon, Portugal, a city (and country) at the forefront of sustainable ocean thinking and practice.
The summit is designed to inspire bold thinking and new partnerships, and to trigger effective action to develop a sustainable ocean economy. It aims to change the way business is done in the ocean.
Plymouth Marine Laboratory's Director of Science Professor Steve Widdicombe will be on a panel for the discussion, 'Technology to restore ocean health', on the first day of the summit 27th February.