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Blue Future: The Now and Next of Plymouth’s Marine Economy
October 24 @ 11:30 am - October 25 @ 1:00 pm
Our marine environment is essential to the future of our region and our Commonwealth. Innovations in the collection, use, and application of research data are necessary if we are to meet the challenge of evaluating the current state and predicting future conditions of our rapidly changing marine ecosystems.
The goal of the Blue Future Conference 2022, the Now and Next of Plymouth’s Marine Economy, is to introduce new and future technologies that support our traditional marine economy, advancing the management of marine resources, including fisheries, energy, aquaculture, sanctuaries, cultural heritage, and climate mitigation and adaptation.
The centerpiece of this conference is the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS), the first unmanned autonomous vessel to cross the Atlantic Ocean using AI and edge computing. MAS ‘ arrival in the US exemplifies the technological advances needed now and in the future to nurture our oceans, find sustainable solutions to improve its health, and provide a strong and sustainable foundation for a new blue economy.
Conference Schedule: October 24, 2022
11:30 AM – Registration opens and pick up your welcome packet!
12:00 PM – Take a seat for Lunch and Greeting
12:30 PM – General Session Presentation
1:30 PM – End Lunch and visit the vendor tables!
2:00 PM – Concurrent Breakout rooms
- Ocean Harvest: Aquaculture and Kelp Production
- AI’s role in augmenting Human Processes
3:15 PM – 15-minute break to visit more vendor booths
3:30 PM – Keynote Presentation
4:15 PM – Closing and adjourn
Cocktail Networking Event – Plymouth Center for the arts
Location: 11 North Street, Plymouth Ma 02360
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Come check out an open art exhibit from Keith Ellenbogen’s “Below the Surface” as well as other local artist works