The SFPA are taking a stand at SeaFest 2019 which is taking place at the Port of Cork from the 7th to the 9th June...SeaFest is Ireland's largest free maritime festival with over 100 events to choose from. It will be a culmination of a week-long celebration of Ireland’s rich maritime heritage as the annual Cork Harbour Festival runs from 1-9 June. SeaFest is a key part of Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth: An Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland (HOOW) and its goal of increasing participation and engagement with the sea. For more information on the plan and on our oceans in general, visit the Our Ocean Wealth website.
SFPA are also taking a stand at Our Ocean Wealth Summit on 10th June 2019 at Cork’s City Hall. Our Ocean Wealth Summit is Ireland’s flagship event for the marine sector. From engineering to shipping, from aquaculture to energy, from technology to biosciences, this Summit brings together Irish and International organisations working to create innovative, sustainable solutions with global impact that drive our blue economy.
The theme for the 2019 Summit is Shared Voices from Small Island Nations. The Summit will hear from global leaders including environmental activist and former US Secretary of State John Kerry and a host of world leaders of island nations as well as researchers, entrepreneurs and academics to engage, network and shape discussions about the maritime economy, and the related opportunities and challenges.