Online knowledge sharing session on Arctic and sub Arctic Maritime Industry need

Partner Heriot Watt lichtgroen
We are pleased to invite you to the online knowledge sharing and networking session: ‘What support does the Arctic and sub-Arctic maritime industry need for a sustainable future?’, which is the final event of the Scottish Government funded project ‘Navigating the Future: Collaborative Knowledge-Sharing for a Just and Sustainable Maritime Future’.
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What will the session be about? We will share key lessons learned and knowledge gained from our series of interviews conducted with the maritime industry in winter 2023, as part of the Navigating the Future project. We will share lessons learned, best practices and the shared challenges identified, focusing on three themes;

  • Greener practices
  • Community connections
  • an Arctic context

Throughout the session, there will be opportunities for you to network with your fellow maritime colleagues, share your thoughts and experiences, whilst hearing about best practices and similar challenges faced by others in the field. We will close the session with a short overview of the environmental certification scheme Green Marine, from Green Marine President David Bolduc.

Draft Schedule (times in UTC)

15:00 – 15:10 Introductions, including a welcome from a Scottish Government representative

15:10 – 15:55 Overview of key lessons learned from maritime industry interviews, including best practices and shared challenges. On the themes of:

  • Greener practices
  • Community connections
  • an Arctic context

15:30 – 15:45 Group networking and discussions (grouped by organisation type e.g. port, shipping, tourism): Do you have any further lessons learned, best practices and/or challenges to add?

15:45 onwards Discuss as entire group

15:55 – 16:05 Break

16:05 – 16:35 What support does the maritime industry require? What is currently available? Including examples of what has worked, and the current barriers.

16:20 onwards Group discussion and identification of anything else to add

16:35 – 16:55 Introduction to Green Marine (by David Bolduc). Discussion of experiences, and time for questions

Should I attend? We invite anyone to attend who is interested in the green transition of the maritime industry, or interested in developing connections between the maritime industry and their local communities. The session will be targeted at those working in the maritime industry (particularly ship operators, and ports and harbours), however, we welcome anyone from any background to attend. Your thoughts and observations will be valuable to the discussions.

Language/Accessibility The session will be conducted in English. Parts of the session will be recorded and shared via Youtube after the session, with subtitles. If you would like to discuss any additional requirements or needs to ensure this session is accessible to you, please contact Emily at

We look forward to seeing you in February! If you have any further questions in the mean time, please contact Emily at