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III Belgian-Portuguese Routes for the Blue Economy

Updated: Aug 29

On June 30 the Belgian-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (CCBP) organised the third edition of the "Belgian-Portuguese Routes for the Blue Economy" with a special focus on "Industry 4.0".


During the session, the following topics were discussed :

  • Understanding and optimising ocean observations

  • Materials, smart infrastructure and marine robotics, incl. e.g. drones

  • Data analysis, data mining and decision support tools

  • Education and social engagement

The event counted with the participation of Mr. Vincent Van Quickenborne, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Justice and the North Sea of Belgium; Ricardo Serrão Santos, Minister of Maritime Affairs of Portugal; Iain Sheperd, Senior Expert, DG Mare, European Commission; among many other experts in the industry.


The event was divided in four sessions, each with the following topics:

  • Session 1: Understanding and optimising ocean observations

  • Session 2: Safe and smart maritime operations, smart infrastructure and marine robotics

  • Session 3: Data analysis, data mining and decision support tools

  • Session 4: Education, communication and social engagement


The session wrapped-up with the event's notes by Mr. Pierre Poncelet, Secretary-General of the Belgian-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce.


To check out the full agenda of the event, click here.

To watch the recording of the working session on our YouTube page, click here.

The PowerPoint presentations used during the orations are available for consultation here.

To read the event's full "Highlights" report, click here.

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