Friday, 16 Apr 2021
The main committee of Ocean Economy and Future Technology Conference revealed the details of the upcoming global event to be hosted by Oman. The event will be held from February 11 to 13 next year, at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC). The international conference will be organised with the agenda of the International Forum on Science and Technology Diplomacy to be hosted by Oman at the same time.

Sultanate to host ocean economy, technologies forum in February 2019

The 32- member state forum will strategy international cooperation in science and technologies and on optimising ocean economy. H E Dr Hamad bin Said al Oufi, Undersecretary for Fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, stated the conference aims at exploring financial possibilities in oceans and seas, the function played by technologies in enhancing the return of ocean economy to the international economy in basic and the domestic economy in specific.

“The conference will look at specifying the most significant industries that support future technologies within ocean economy, highlighting opportunities in Oman’s seas, and discussing a mechanism for international cooperation to further support the national capacities for building ocean economy,” he stated.

According to the organisers of the occasion, Oman is proud to hold the newest edition of the prestigious occasion, the chance which it got primarily based on the merit of getting a diverse marine atmosphere. This enables Oman to construct sustainable manufacturing capacities primarily based on future sciences and technologies.

Dr Yousef bin Abdullah al Balushi, director of Transfer of Science, Knowledge and Technology Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), stated the conference focuses on a quantity of themes, such as industrial fishing and aquaculture, shipping and logistics, production and storage of power extracted from oceans’ surface and deep ocean, and mining from oceans and sea surfaces and deep sea mining.

The theme of the conference matches the sultanate’s current strategy for attaining financial diversification via transformative industries, tourism, transportation, logistics, fisheries and mining which are sectors exactly where national efforts can be enhanced and supported inside the ocean economy framework. “The conference will also be accompanied by a quantity of events, such as the industries and technologies exhibition, a workshop on Science-Policy Interface (SPI), and a meeting for the Foreign Ministers Advisors for Science and Technology Network (FMASTN).

“The conference, with participation of policy makers, businessmen, academics, innovators and entrepreneurs, is also expected to attract a big turnout of more than 900 participants,” he stated. It will also supply an international enterprise platform for discussing the financial cooperation in the industries connected to ocean economy and future technologies and exploring investment possibilities in Oman’s open waters.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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