Gloucester 2nd Annual Maritime Summit: Innovation and Opportunity in the Maritime Economy


Welcome to the New Port Economy  Mayor Carolyn Kirk

Keynote Speech:

Green Chemistry & Biomimicry:  the next generation of opportunity

Dr. Amy Cannon
Executive Director, Beyond Benign

Innovation in Action – Snapshots from the Working Port

Intershell Seafood—Mr. Monte Rome, Principal
Mortillaro Lobster—Mr. Vince Mortillaro, Principal
Cruiseport Gloucester —Ms. Sheree DeLorenzo, Principal
Cape Ann Seafood Exchange—Ms. Nina Jarvis, Manager
UMass College of Natural Sciences—Dr. Steve Goodwin, Dean
Ocean Alliance —Dr. Iain Kerr, CEO
Maritime Gloucester—Mr. Tom Balf, Executive Director

Keynote Speech:

Operations of the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS)

Dr. J. Ru Morrison – Executive Director

Maritime Growth Opportunities:

Diversified Fisheries – Current Adaptations and Innovation

Dynamic Areas of Ocean Sciences  – Dr. Earl Meredith, NOAA, Moderator

Technologies of the New Maritime Economy

Mapping the New Maritime Economy in the Northeast Region

Summit Survey

Mr. Tom Balf, Director, Maritime Gloucester

Businesses in the New Maritime Economy

Mr. Peter Feinstein, General Partner, BioVenture Investors

Catalysts for Growth—Group discussion

Ms. Sarah Garcia, Director, Harbor Planning, Moderator