WORLD OCEAN SUMMIT - 2014
The first World Ocean Summit gave us a background upon which the 2014 event, chaired by John Micklethwait (Editor-in-chief, The Economist) will look towards solutions - and the role business can play to achieve those solutions. Central to this ideology are two things;
1. Governance and
Good governance is difficult to
forge in the face of political snow blindness. That is changing with high
fuel prices and global warming melting the ice
caps. The sustainable use of our seas is equally essential - and
inextricably linked to better governance. The challenge now is to design a regime which successfully balances economic development with sustainability.
That depends to a very great extent on adaptability (innovation) and willingness
to change. Nobody would doubt the human ability to adapt (invent), but we
only do so when it either suits us, or is necessary for survival.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM 2012
of World Ocean Summit can stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay for a
preferential rate of $260 per night from February 23-27 2014. The deadline
for this rate is January 31 2014. The Ritz-Carlton is an award-winning San Francisco Bay Area resort which overlooks 50 miles of pristine Pacific Ocean coastline. It is located just 30 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and 45 minutes from downtown San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and Union Square. Explore the the charming seaside community that surrounds The Ritz-Carlton, which features some of California’s finest golf courses, art galleries, and wineries.
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Is this innovation still ahead of its time? The Bluefish ZZC+ platform has a total energy harvesting capacity around 176kW (235hp), giving an Energy Harvested to Displacement ratio (EH/D) of 3.52kW/ton (4.72hp/ton). Larger versions of this format could be the emission free cargo ships of the future. The average cruising speed of this vessel will be higher that the standard hull 50m (163ft) hull on the waterline, giving a better speed/length ratio [nominal]. The OAL is 56M (183ft). The sprint speed of this craft will be in the 20+ knot region. The cost of diesel fuel to cruise this ship continuously for a year would be approximately: .29gals/hp x 117 x 24 x 365 = $297,226.80 (£183,393.99) In ten years that would be $2.97M (£1.83M). There is though no fuel cost during normal operations. Fuel for thought!
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