Investment Portfolios

Ocean Energy

Help improve and innovate the ocean power production like tidal energy and hydropower into a renewable energy source. Learn ocean energy new eco-responsible practices, and growth opportunities

Marine Transportation

Global connectivity to build blue economy practices in transportation and shipping. Launch improved management techniques for ports and freight services while generating work force development.

Fisheries and Mariculture

A healthy productive ocean will sustain the local population and an indispensable source for touristic economy. The development of projects that meet the responsible standards like aquaculture, repopulation and ethical fishing practices can sustain us into the future.

Research and Technology Innovation

Learn about current research and technologies used for exploration and scientific understanding of the oceans focusing on innovation and adaptation to rapid environmental changes in coastal regions.

In lieu of a recording for this session, please view the materials that were presented by our speakers.

Ocean Recreation

Oceans and water bodies are a main source of tourism in the Caribbean. Excursions, scuba tours, nautical tourism, and sports are all welcome to develop a robust segment of the ocean blue economy.

In lieu of a recording for this session, please view the materials that were presented by our speakers.

Coastal Resilience

Aid in the efforts to warn, protect, and mitigate possible scenarios for islands’ vulnerabilities while developing the research and technologies needed for more resilient coastal territories.

Habitat Restoration

Marine life protection and ocean restorative organizations are needed to keep implementing beneficial practices. Private sector and science interface for the management and protection of the diversity of our oceans.

Marine Debris Management

The Pollution-free Caribbean and Atlantic Oceans are possible. Agricultural, industrial and human waste management are keys for implementing the best sustainable practices for a healthy ocean ecosystem.

Blue Economy Resilience Forum

El Conquistador Resort
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
August 4 – 6, 2021

Blue
Economy
Resilience
Forum

El Conquistador Resort - Fajardo, Puerto Rico 4 – 6 August 2021

Investment
Portfolios
Investment
Portfolios

Ocean Energy

Help improve and innovate the ocean power
production like tidal energy and hydropower into a renewable energy source. Learn ocean energy new eco-responsible practices, and growth opportunities

Dr. Amaury Malavé

Dr. Amaury Malavé

Executive Director, Puerto Rico Energy Center and PRE ACT
Tim Ramsey

Tim Ramsey

Program Manager, Marine and Hydrokinetic at U.S. Dept of Energy
Wilbert De La Paz

Wilbert De La Paz

Caribbean Region Tech Sales Manager, Siemens Energy
Michael Moradian

Michael Moradian

Executive Director, Puerto Rico Energy Center and PRE ACT

Marine Transportation

Global connectivity to build blue economy practices in transportation and shipping. Launch improved management techniques for ports and freight services while generating work force development.
Ricardo Sanchez

Ricardo Sanchez

Chief Economic Affairs Officer, UNECLAC
Eric Dawicki

Eric Dawicki

President, Northeast Maritime Institute
Haldane Davies

Haldane Davies

Vice President, University of Virgin Islands

Fisheries and Mariculture

A healthy productive ocean will sustain the local population and an indispensable source for touristic economy. The development of projects that meet the responsible standards like aquaculture, repopulation and ethical fishing practices can sustain us into the future.
John Goodlad

John Goodlad

International Fisheries Expert
Jenny Barker

Jenny Barker

Chief of Party, SALT – Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability, Fishwise
Alexis Dragoni

Alexis Dragoni

Consultant to Lobster Operation in Mayaguez, PR, TetraTech
Dr. Carlos Padín

Dr. Carlos Padín

Environmental Science Program Director, UAGM University

Research and Technology Innovation

Learn about current research and technologies used for exploration and scientific understanding of the oceans focusing on innovation and adaptation to rapid environmental changes in coastal regions.

In lieu of a recording for this session, please view
the materials that were presented by our speakers.

Andrew Stephens

Andrew Stephens

CEO, Sustainable Shipping Initiative
Robert Pieroni

Robert Pieroni

Director, Central Houston, Inc.
Tessa Greco

Tessa Greco

Powering the Blue Economy Initiative Lead, U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Technologies Office
Dr. Miguel Canals

Dr. Miguel Canals

UPR-Mayaguez Center for Applied Ocean Science & Engineering

Ocean Recreation

Oceans and water bodies are a main source of tourism in the Caribbean. Excursions, scuba tours, nautical tourism, and sports are all welcome to develop a robust segment of the ocean blue economy.

In lieu of a recording for this session, please view
the materials that were presented by our speakers.

Randy Durband

Randy Durband

CEO, Global Sustainable Tourism Council
Paloma Zapata

Paloma Zapata

CEO, Sustainable Travel International
Wally Castro

Wally Castro

President, Wally Castro Marine

Coastal Resilience

Aid in the efforts to warn, protect, and mitigate possible scenarios for islands’ vulnerabilities while developing the research and technologies needed for more resilient coastal territories.
Albert Slap

Albert Slap

President, Coastal Risk Consulting
Ernesto Díaz

Ernesto Díaz

Caribbean Regional Manager, Tetra Tech
Richard Seline

Richard Seline

CEO, H2O Resilience Partners/ Resilience Innovation Network

Habitat Restoration

Marine life protection and ocean restorative organizations are needed to keep implementing beneficial practices. Private sector and science interface for the management and protection of the diversity of our oceans.
Paul Holthus

Paul Holthus

CEO, World Ocean Network
Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy

Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy

Senior Advisor, Global Resilient Cities Network and Global Island Partnership; Founder, Precovery Labs
Ernesto Díaz

Ernesto Díaz

Caribbean Regional Manager, Tetra Tech

Marine Debris Management

The Pollution-free Caribbean and Atlantic Oceans are possible. Agricultural, industrial and human waste management are keys for implementing the best sustainable practices for a healthy ocean ecosystem.
Tamara Kahn

Tamara Kahn

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Spiral Pacific
Dr. Jennifer Lynch

Dr. Jennifer Lynch

Research Biologist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Co-Director, Center for Marine Debris Research, Hawaii Pacific University
Carmen Guerrero

Carmen Guerrero

EPA Puerto Rico Representative