It was announced today that a national advisory committee representing leaders from academia, government and industry will help The Maritime Alliance select companies to join the first-ever U.S. Maritime Technology Export Initiative. View the advisory committee online.
This is the first time the U.S. has focused on increasing maritime technology exports, which is expected to be a boon for Blue Jobs. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the global ocean economy is expected to grow from $1.5 Trillion in 2010 to $3.0 Trillion by 2030.
Small U.S. BlueTech companies from throughout the United States are encouraged to submit an application online at www.bluetechexports.org by Friday, Dec 23rd for consideration. Selected companies will receive funding subsidies to attend select trade shows and trade missions in 2017, including Oceanology International North America (Feb 14-16 in San Diego, CA), Ocean Business (Apr 4-6 in Southampton, UK) and a follow-on trade mission to the Ports of Copenhagen, Hamburg and Rotterdam.
Relevant sectors include:
- Biomarine - aquaculture, biomedicine and fishing
- Defense & Security
- Desalination & Water Treatment
- Marine Transportation
- Ocean Energy & Minerals
- Ocean Instrumentation
- Ocean Science & Observation
- Port Infrastructure & Services
- Weather & Climate Science
For more information, contact TMA Executive Director Greg Murphy at GRMurphy(at)themaritimealliance.org