The World Ocean Council (WOC) has scheduled the 4th Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) to be held from 30 November – 2 December 2016 in Rotterdam. The SOS is an international, multi-sectoral, business event dedicated to sustainable development, science and stewardship of the seas, and is now an annual event. The SOS 2016 theme is ‘Ocean 2030: Sustainable Development Goals and the Ocean Business Community’.
This ocean industry gathering will address the 2015-2030 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and what they mean for the ocean business community. The Rotterdam event will spotlight the targets and indicators being developed with and for the Ocean Business Community via the WOC during 2016.
The program and topics for SOS 2016 are being developed with input from the business community. Speakers, session organisers and sponsorship opportunities will be announced in the near future.
The SOS is uniquely designed to bring together leadership companies from the diverse Ocean Business Community: shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, seabed mining, tourism, renewable energy, ports, dredging, mining, submarine cables, marine science, engineering and technology, the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others – as well as ocean stakeholders from the government, inter-governmental, academic and environment communities.