Session 2B: Advancing Maritime Frontiers: Integrating GenAI and 5IR Technologies for the Economic Development of Oceanography and Blue Economy [SDGs: 14 – Life Below Water]

July 10, 2024

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

This panel discussion is centered on the strategic integration of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) and Fifth Industrial Revolution (5IR) technologies in advancing the fields of oceanography and the blue economy, with a focus on economic development. It aims to explore the transformative impact of these emerging technologies in enhancing marine research, resource management, and sustainable economic growth within the marine sector. The session will bring together a diverse group of experts from industry, academia, and government to examine how GenAI and 5IR can revolutionize oceanographic data gathering, analysis, and interpretation, leading to more informed decision-making and innovation in marine-related industries. Discussions will highlight the potential of these technologies in optimizing maritime operations, from fisheries management to marine tourism, and their role in fostering new economic opportunities in the blue economy. Additionally, the panel will address the challenges and opportunities these technologies present, including policy implications, ethical considerations, and the need for collaborative frameworks to ensure sustainable and equitable economic growth. By presenting cutting-edge research, case studies, and forward-thinking strategies, this panel aims to shed light on the role of GenAI and 5IR in driving the economic development of oceanography and the blue economy, paving the way for a more prosperous and sustainable maritime future.