European Maritime Day 2023

European Maritime Day 2023

Start: Wednesday 24th May 2023

End: Thursday 25th May 2023

Location: Brest, France

The 2023 edition of the European Maritime Day will be held in person between 24th - 25th May 2023, located in Brest, France.

EMD has been described as the place where ‘Ocean Leaders Meet’. EMD is an interactive event aimed at business professionals, governments, NGOs, public institutions, and academics.

The focus of this event will be issues related to the blue economy, the marine environment, and discussions on future advancements. This will be addressed by a wide range of speakers through thematic sessions, stakeholder workshops, and project pitch sessions.

Iliad Participation

Iliad expert, René Garello (IEEE) will showcase the Iliad Digital Twins of the Ocean at the European Maritime Day (EMD) 2023 as part of the EU Digital Twin of the ocean exhibition. René will present the overall concept of the Iliad digital twins of the ocean, the portfolio of thematic and local digital twins of the ocean, the marketplace, and integration and use of citizen science to solve ocean related challenges within the project.

About René Garello

Professor Emeritus at IMT Atlantique, Life Fellow IEEE, Past President (2013-2016) IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, President IEEE France Section, and Director of the Scientific Interest Group Bretagne Télédétection (Brittany Remote Sensing).

René's main research interests lie in Remote Sensing, 2D signal processing, statistical and spectral analysis applied to ocean surface features detection and characterisation. For the last two decades, he has worked in the development of signal and image processing tools for the interpretation of satellite signals and the extraction of sea surface features, either natural (wind, waves, currents) or manmade (ships, oil pollution, marine debris). These application fields were supported by several European projects and industrial contracts. He is presently engaged in initiatives on the topic of Marine Debris and Plastic in the oceans, and in several EU projects for IEEE.


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