World Ocean Council COO Christine Valentin will be Speaking on “The Role of Shipping in ‘The Blue Economy’” at GST Europe, 20-21 March, Copenhagen

17 February 2019

With the theme of “A New Dawn for Sustainable Shipping: 2020 to 2050”, Green Ship Technology (GST) 2019 (20-21 March, Copenhagen) will be focusing on solutions to decarbonize the shipping industry and minimize its environmental impact – from the sulphur cap and BWM convention, to climate change and ocean plastics.

Our way of thinking about the oceans is changing, with the U.N.’s SDG 14 encouraging industries to “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”. WOC COO Christine Valentin will be joined by shipping experts in a panel on “The Role of Shipping in ‘The Blue Economy’” on March 21 to address:

  • What are the challenges of sharing ocean resources with other industries (fisheries, deep sea mining)?
  • What are the synergies and opportunities with offshore energy?

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The World Ocean Council is a Supporting Association of GST Europe. WOC Members are eligible for an exclusive 20% discount on the registration fee for GST Europe. To obtain the discount voucher, please access the WOC Members Pages, or email