The World Ocean Council (WOC) has announced that the 3rd Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) will be held on 9-11 November, 2015 in Singapore.
The SOS is the only international, multi-sectoral, business event dedicated to “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”. This first SOS to be held in Asia, the 2015 event is being developed in collaboration with stakeholders in Singapore, Hong Kong and responsible business leadership companies from around the world.
SOS 2015 is designed to bring together leadership companies from the diverse Ocean Business Community: shipping, oil and gas, seabed mining, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, offshore 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.
The SOS will address critical issues for cross-sectoral ocean industry leadership and collaboration, including: ocean policy and governance; the Arctic; marine biodiversity; ocean planning; ocean industry data collection; biofouling and invasive species; marine sound; marine debris and port reception facilities; marine mammal interactions; the role of finance, insurance and legal sectors in responsible ocean use.
Other cross-cutting topics critical to industry leadership on ocean sustainability, stewardship and science are being developed with input from the business community. Opportunities for speakers to address the themes above will become available when the draft program is announced.