Blue Economy

The Ocean Exchange™ and the Marine Technology Society (MTS) have teamed up to offer a joint webinar series – Engaging with the Blue Economy.  The webinar series will focus on all facets of the Blue Economy with the goal of recognizing the importance of the Ocean to our lives every day. 

Recently organizations have begun to calculate the importance of the Ocean as part of the world’s economic engine. In 2018, OCED published “The Ocean Economy in 2030” which calculated, that conservatively the Ocean economy’s value in 2010 was $1.5 trillion (USD), or approximately 2.5% of world gross value added, with a growth potential to $3 trillion (USD) in 2030.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s and Bureau of Economic Analysis’ 2020 report, “Defining and Measuring the U.S. Ocean Economy” prototype statistics show that the ocean economy accounted for $372 billion or 1.8% of the United States gross domestic product in 2018.

Expectations for this economic sector are starting to be realized and will depend critically on the development of a vast array of new information-based products, as well as new policies and innovative ideas for workforce development.

We hope you will join us for the conversations.

-Zdenka Willis, MTS President

2023 Webinar Series

Detect, capture and sequester: Pathways to achieve climate goals

Description: There is a continuing need for cost-effective solutions for detecting, capturing and sequestering atmospheric byproducts from energy production to take the necessary steps toward achieving climate goals. The 2023 webinar series will focus on some of the most pervasive pollutants impacting our air and water. Panelists will present information about the issues, implemented solutions, insight into potential new technologies and solutions, and the workforce needed to support the industry.

Upcoming Webinars


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Archived webinar in the series

March 8: CARBONSpeakers: Geoff Lamdin, SeaChange, Karen Frost, The Water Council, and SME Rick Schrynemeeckers, Amplified Geochemical Imaging

May 10: NITROGEN; Speakers:  Robin Craig, USC Gould School of Law, Andres Bisono Leon, SOS Carbon, and Doug Myers, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

About the Marine Technology Society

The Marine Technology Society promotes awareness, understanding, and the advancement and application of marine technology. Incorporated in 1963, the international society brings together businesses, institutions, professionals, academics, and students who are ocean engineers, technologists, policy makers, and educators.

About Ocean Exchange

The Ocean Exchange is the intersection where organizations from around the world advance and promote their cutting-edge solutions and innovations in materials, devices, processes, and systems. We have created the knowledge-based catalyst for organizations to achieve Corporate Social Responsibility Goals. By connecting innovators and organizations, The Ocean Exchange empowers the successful application of solutions for the greater good. We are advocates for innovators. We are advocates for collaboration across industry and geography, while protecting the intellectual property of the innovator.