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Gloucester to Host Summit on Innovation and Opportunity in The New Maritime Economy

Gloucester’s 2nd Annual Maritime Summit will explore the future of ocean resources and the emerging role of working ports.

WHAT: Gloucester’s 2nd Annual Maritime Summit will explore the future of ocean resources and the emerging role of working ports. The summit will address how equity partners, innovative marine-based entrepreneurs, and maritime researchers can access new market opportunities, partnerships and port resources. The daylong summit will feature a presentation on offshore policies and priorities, current innovation and collaboration on the waterfront, and green chemistry which is informing next generation products and marketplaces. The summit will conclude with a reception at the Exhibit Hall. 

WHEN: Thursday, February 7, 2013 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Cruiseport, Gloucester 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester, MA 01930

WHO: Carolyn Kirk, Mayor of Gloucester
Dr. John Warner, Founder of Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry
Dr. J. Ru Morrison, Executive Director of Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Observing Systems

WHY: The City of Gloucester, Mayor Kirk, and the Maritime Working Group Partnership are committed to connecting the New England North network of maritime resources with the new ocean economy, including diversified fisheries, dynamic ocean research and ocean technologies.


Contact: Sarah Garcia, Harbor Planning Director, 978-281-9781 

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