Dates: 24/25 September 2019
Venue: Royal College of Defence Studies, Seaford House, 37 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8NS
In collaboration with BEIS, the UK Hydrographic Office has been directed by the Government’s Geospatial Commission to coordinate the creation of a marine evidence base and series of recommendations for them to consider in their forthcoming National Geospatial Strategy. With so many stakeholders in the UK’s rich maritime tapestry, we are keen that all have an opportunity to contribute.
We would like to invite marine geospatial stakeholders to attend the a series of engagement workshops.
- Industry engagement workshop - Tuesday 24 September (1330 – 1700)
- Academia engagement workshop - Wednesday 25 September (0930 – 1300)
Please register by emailing by 13 September with your name, organisation and email subject “Industry workshop” or “Academia workshop”. If you are unable to attend, let us know if you would like to be kept informed about other engagement opportunities.
Why does this matter to me and my organisation?
Marine Geospatial data is any information in the marine space that can be attributed with a location and it is widely accepted that nearly every activity undertaken in the ocean relies on one or more of its numerous forms. These activities stretch right from enabling shipping and the innovation of maritime autonomy; to offshore energy, fisheries and environmental research; to legal delimitation, finance and infrastructure planning. With the constant development of new technologies and the increasing reliance on our ocean to meet the needs of today’s fast-changing world, a coordinated approach from right across the UK’s diverse oceans community is essential.
The development of the National Geospatial Strategy is also timely; with initiatives such as the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the Government’s Foresight Future of the Sea Report, Maritime 2050 Strategy and forthcoming International Ocean Strategy; all create new opportunities for marine geospatial data (in all its forms) to inform sustainable ocean innovation, prosperity and environmental protection.