Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020
ED14D: Propelling the Blue Economy Through Ocean Exploration, Unmanned Systems Technology, and STEM Education I Posters
Session Proposal
Social-Ocean Science Interactions and SDGs
Increasing human activity in and around the coasts is fostering new ways of thinking about the blue economy, and making coastal and marine sectors areas that are poised for growth and innovation. Ocean exploration and unmanned systems technologies (UxS) are two areas that are rapidly transforming our understanding of coastal and marine ecosystems. These areas are also creating the need for a next-generation blue technology workforce through STEM education. Ocean exploration, UxS, and STEM education also provide opportunities for leveraging public-private partnerships. NOAA with partners in the government, private sector, academia, and philanthropic non-governmental communities are reinvigorating the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) to advance ocean research to support this growth. Through maximizing existing and establishing new partnerships we can build a strong coalition to advance the greatest needs in ocean research to serve the U.S. interests over time. This session will explore opportunities for advancing ocean exploration, UxS, and STEM education by enhancing public-private collaboration and harnessing the potential of the “Ocean Age” for the 21st century.

Monday, 17 February 2020

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM


Poster Hall C-D

Index Terms:
MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS_3080 Submergence instruments: ROV, AUV, submersibles, OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL_4262 Ocean observing systems, POLICY SCIENCES & PUBLIC ISSUES_6620 Science policy