Resources and Economics of Global Oceans

25 May , 10:00–11:15
The Global Economy in an Era of Change
Panel Session
Congress Centre, Conference Hall B1
In partnership with Rosgeologia

The oceans contain vast reserves of mineral, energy, plant, and animal resources, which – if consumed rationally – can be considered to be inexhaustible. They play an important role in the global economy. Sea transport is a key pillar of globalization and the central component of international transport networks that serve global supply chains and international trade. However, are we effectively exploiting its potential? Which ocean resources will be most in demand during the next decade, and which approaches to harvesting will prove most successful? What new technologies will be required? How can projects be managed economically while guaranteeing the safety of passenger and freight transport, and what role does building a modern commercial fleet play in this process? What are the best approaches to managing the development of oceanic infrastructure?

Sergey Brilev, Anchor, Deputy Director, Russia TV Channel; President, Bering Bellingshausen Institute for the Americas

Roman Panov, Chief Executive Officer, Rosgeologia
John Parianos, Vice President, Nautilus Minerals
Alexey Rakhmanov, President, United Shipbuilding Corporation
Reko-Antti Suojanen, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Aker Arctic Technology
Paul Holthus, Founding President, Chief Executive Officer, World Ocean Council

Front row participants
Ivan Glumov, Vice-Chairman, Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf of United Nations; Member of the Board of Directors, Sovcomflot
Leonid Gokhberg, First Vice Rector, Director of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Kirill Molodtsov, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation