“Marine Technology and the North”, held in Portland on Oct. 5, was a resounding success, with over 100 attendees coming from as far away as Greenland.
Please see below for additional details and an added speaker.
November 15, 2016
5:30 – 7:30
NETWORKING MEETING AT NOAA !
Greater Atlantic Region Fisheries Office
National Marine Fisheries Service
55 Great Republic Drive
Gloucester, MA 01930
Over light refreshments, enjoy networking with fellow MOTN members, as well as representatives from Gloucester’s maritime community, Endicott College’s Angle Center for Entrepreneurship and hear brief, but super presentations from:
Peter Kellier, NOAA Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office
Peter Kelliher is the Northeast Marine Mammal Shipstrike and Monitoring Coordinator. He has worked at the NOAA Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) in Gloucester for 15 years. Prior to his work with NOAA, Peter worked with Massachusetts Fisheries and New England Aquarium on right whale research. At GARFO, Peter has been involved with the conservation and recovery of species protected by the Endangered Species and Marine Mammal Protection Acts. His work includes assessing and reducing the effects of fishing gear interactions on marine mammals and developing mitigation measures for endangered whales. Over the past 22 years, Peter has also taught marine and environmental science, biology and general biology at colleges in the Boston area.
[ADDED] Gloucester’s Outreach to the Ocean Industry Cluster
Tom Gillett, Executive Director, Gloucester EDIC
The EDIC works with the private sector to encourage economic activity including projects involving industrial, research & development and manufacturing uses.
Sophie Cerny, Quebec Government Office in Boston
~ Partnering with Quebec Marine Tech
Sophie is the Québec Government’s first Research & Innovation Attachée as well as specialist for life sciences within Québec’s commercial affairs governmental offices in the US. A generalist with an MBA from IE Business School and an early career in a Swiss corporate law firm, Sophie developed a passion and keen understanding for science, technology and innovation. Working as an entrepreneur in the fintech sector after graduating from her MBA and then within a government context, Sophie is an expert at transforming ideas into action and pursuing a bold vision to explore the potential of sharing knowledge and developing relationships. Based in Boston, Sophie connects Québec ‘s innovative companies and research centers to the US innovation ecosystem using a number of different instruments including identification of transformative trends; scouting scientific, industrial and co-investment partners for the advancement of collaborative research projects; implementing and supporting initiatives in research and innovation; and facilitating and fostering start-ups’ market prospection etc.
Dick Baldwin & Ariadne Dimoulas ~
Educational Passages’ Atlantic
Regatta and Report on the
Schools and organizations in 9 countries around the Atlantic are launching 5’ miniboats in Fall 2016 for Educational Passages’ Atlantic Regatta. See, . Endicott College’s Angle Center for Entrepreneurship, MOTN and Gloucester have teamed up on a boat now being outfitted with GPS tracking and sensors. Receive an update on our boat and hear about Educational Passages’ programs, including its singular citizen science data collection by drifters and miniboats.
David Basile, Janney Montgomery Scott:
Preview of upcoming MOTN program o
“Money for your Marine Tech Business,
including SBA and SBIR updates.
Hear David’s preview of an upcoming MOTN program including SBA and SBIR updates.
Refreshments courtesy of David Basile and Janney Montgomery Scott
SEE YOU THERE!
All the best,