COLUMBUS Workshop on Maritime Sensing Technologies


The workshop will address the challenges companies face in advancing technology readiness levels during initial R&D funding, and in bridging the gap between the end of the funding and reaching the market. Opportunities to overcome these challenges will be discussed.

The workshop results will feed into a ‘best practice’ report, to be produced following the event, summarizing these challenges and opportunities and making key recommendations for effective knowledge transfer. Such knowledge transfer should ensure that new sensor technologies developed with support from EU R&D funding are fully exploited towards a viable maritime sensor technology market in Europe. A draft version of the report will be circulated in advance of the workshop, and all attendees are invited to contribute to it.

Specifically, the workshop will:

  • Showcase the progress made to date focusing on some of the recent Oceans of Tomorrow projects;
  • Identify specific challenges, opportunities, and actions to be taken by specific stakeholders/funders;
  • Discuss and validate the near final draft of the COLUMBUS Sensor Technologies Best Practice Report.

The workshop is organized by COLUMBUS partners: Seascape, EuroGOOS, Aquatera, NOC, VLIZ, PLOCAN, and SmartBay Ireland, as a follow-on from the 1st COLUMBUS brokerage event on knowledge transfer in maritime sensing technologies held in November 2017. It takes place back to back with the COLUMBUS Conference ‘Making marine and Maritime Science Count’ (24 January, Brussels).

Download the workshop concept and agenda: 

2018 01 23 COLUMBUS Sensor Tech Workshop Agenda (361.2 KiB)

Registration is open to all interested participants and is free of charge: Register now

EuroGOOS AISBL, Brussels, Belgium

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