Conference: Society and the Sea

Greenwich Maritime Centre
London, UK
15/09/2016 - 16/09/2016
The Greenwich Maritime Centre at the University of Greenwich is holding its first international interdisciplinary conference on the theme 'Society and the Sea'. It is well established that the sea plays a fundamental role in the lives of millions of people worldwide. However, beyond people who have a direct connection to the sea, there is limited awareness of the importance of the oceans for society and the range of opportunities it offers. Maritime issues are highly complex and require multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approaches to create innovative solutions. The Society and Sea conference will bring a spotlight on some of the key maritime challenges and solutions facing society today. The conference is wide ranging and will draw from science and technology through to the arts and humanities to bring novel perspectives on some of the most pressing challenges for the maritime world. It will be an ideal opportunity to build networks and learn about some of the key issues of the day. The conference will take place in the unique setting of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, home to the University of Greenwich.