OCEANS OF POTENTIAL, Plymouth Hoe, Sept 10-12th 2012

Poster abstracts still being accepted until 17th August

As we continue into the 21st century, it is becoming increasingly clear that we need to take a smarter approach to managing our resources and maximizing the potential of the natural environment to provide for society’s needs. The oceans are beginning to demonstrate their wealth of potential – from renewable energy and carbon sequestration to human health, bioengineering and new approaches to food production.

There are a growing number of opportunities for the development of symbiotic industries and for marine science to provide a host of tools to assist in the management of marine resources, ensuring that exploitation of the oceans proceeds both efficiently and sustainably.

To this end the “Oceans of Potential” conference will bring together stakeholders from a broad range of disciplines to discuss these opportunities and to place marine science at the heart of an exciting vision of the future.